The star and badge of the Order of St Patrick of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Marquess of Crewe

The star and badge insignia of the Order of St Patrick, inherited by the late Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe from her father, the 1st Marquess of Crewe – (...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

An aerial view of  the Neverland ranch in Santa Ynez near Santa Barbara, California, taken in 2003. The ranch is now up for sale for $100 million. Photograph: EPA/Armando Aroriyo

The sprawling Neverland ranch in California once owned by the late pop star Michael Jackson is for sale for $100 million, Sotheby’s International Real(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been sold at auction for twice the estimate at £21,250 (€29,800). The insign(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

A lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s fair hair which will be sold by the auction house Sotheby’s as part of their Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts sale on Thursday.

A wisp of fair hair in a gold locket, curled around a note explaining that it came from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is expected to fetch up t(...)

Among the highlights is ‘Guards Parade, Dublin Castle’ a watercolour by Rose Barton, estimated at £6,000- £8,000

A collection of Victorian paintings by leading Irish artists has been “re-discovered” and will go under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in London on(...)

The granddaughter of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Marina Picasso, poses outside her house Pavillon de Flore in Cannes. As a child, Marina often found the gates closed at the Pavillon de Flore, which used to be called La Californie. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Less than a week after a painting by Pablo Picasso sold for a world record price at auction, his granddaughter has announced she is  planning (...)

‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ by Picasso sold for €179.4 million

The extraordinary boom in the international art market continued this week with world-record auction prices established for painting and sculpture. On(...)

A man walks by a painting by Mark Rothko “Untitled (Yellow and Blue) as it hangs on the wall during the press preview  for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening. Photograph: Timothy Clary /AFP

A day after rival Christie’s sold the most expensive painting in auction history, Sotheby’s fell just shy of its best-ever contemporary art result, ta(...)