This diamond and jade butterfly brooch in 18ct gold sold for  €1,500 through John Weldon Auctioneers

Auction results Friday (April 15th), Sotheby’s, New York. An 18 in silver trophy in the shape of a shell (below), 141oz, presented to the winn(...)

Charlie Minter: “A great aspect of the job is the unexpected. You never know who’s going to be on the end of the telephone or what you’ll see behind a door.”

Charlie Minter is head of the Irish art department at Sotheby’s, the international auction house with a network of 90 offices in 40 countries, includ(...)

One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

 Ferrari 355 S Scaglietti racing car: sold at auction in Paris in February, the 355 S had been raced by none other than Stirling Moss

Just a year ago, it seemed that old cars had joined old paintings and old wine as the safe bet for investment cash, assuming you had any. While the h(...)

Robin O’Donnell: ‘I am a complete antiques nut and love everything old. Cars would be my weakness’

Robin O’Donnell, chief executive of Hibernian Antiques Fairs, Limerick. I organise some 30 antiques and art fairs at hotel venues throughout Ireland (...)

A stunning silver trophy presented after a regatta in Dún Laoghaire harbour 163 years ago has turned up in a New York auction and is expected to sell (...)

You may have to search long and hard, as many scholarships and bursaries are not widely publicised or promoted

If you’re looking for funding that could make the difference between being able to pursue postgraduate study or not, the good news is there are far m(...)

‘Lismore Castle with Mrs Hammersley in the Foreground’ by Duncan Grant, which the Duchess of Devonshire had   hanging in her bedroom at Chatsworth Estate

A previously unknown painting of Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, that hung in the Duchess of Devonshire’s bedroom in England, has come to light and is (...)

‘Pregnant Girl’ by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley, sold for £16 million at Sotheby’s this week

Results Wednesday, February 10th: Sotheby’s, London. Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley(...)

Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud (1960-61), depicts Bernardine Coverley while pregnant with Bella Freud

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up t(...)