Geoffrey Holderi in the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die, which brought some of the wilder cliches of voodoo to the moviegoing public

Ireland’s largest private collection of African tribal art was among the diverse lots in this week’s two-day Summer Fine & Decorative Art Sale (...)

Silver vinaigrette in a fitted case, made in Birmingham in 1836, which made €3,000, 10-times the estimate (€250-€350) at Mealy’s

The first quarter of 2014 has ended and Irish fine art and antiques auctioneers have a spring in their step. The first big art auctions of the (...)

The tip of an  antique rhinoceros horn `Lotus` Libation Cup, probably Qing Dynasty, 19th century, which sold at Mealy’s in 2011 for €75,000

The rhinoceros, native to Africa and Asia, is one of the world’s most endangered species. Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the internationa(...)

‘A Farm in County Down’ by Paul Henry

Since the economy crashed in 2008, the Irish fine art and antiques market has experienced a flight to quality and search for safe-haven status. The mo(...)

‘Harvest Fruit’ by Patrick Hennessy (estimate €3,800-€4,500) at Dolan’s Irish Art House in Clifden, Co Galway

Viewing is underway for the last big auctions of summer before the holiday season. First up is Matthews Auctioneers’ “Summer Auction” at Rockfield Hou(...)

Victorian art has been out of fashion in an international art market dominated by collectors prepared to pay multimillion-euro sums for modernist art(...)