Detail from ‘Lamea’, a portrait of the celebrated Iraqi poet and academic, Lamea Abbas Amara sold for £176,000

Auction Results: Tuesday (April 21st) Bonhams, London. The first dedicated auction of Iraqi Modernism . Cubist Cockerel (1955) by Shakir Ha(...)

The “Offaly Preceptory” Masonic jewel

Auction results Sunday (April 12th) Matthews Auction Rooms, Annual Fine Art auction in Headfort House, Co Meath. A Victorian “Egyptian Revival” majoli(...)

Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

Each box was filled with a packet of 20 cigarettes, a foil-wrapped pack of pipe tobacco (both in yellow plain packaging), a photograph of Princess Mary and a card inscribed “With Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Victorious New Year. From The Princess Mary and Friends at Home.”

The monthly auctions at John Weldon Auctioneers in Dublin’s Temple Bar are best-known for jewellery, silver and items consigned by the city’s three pa(...)

A Cartier plantinum ring set with “an intense yellow brilliant-cut diamond weighing 7.06 carats” at Adam’s (€200,000-€400,000)

Three major jewellery auctions in Dublin next week may help to solve some Christmas shopping conundrums for men – always a fraught business. The Te(...)

‘The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice’ by Sir John Lavery sells for £686,500

Monday, November 17th Bonhams, London. Paysage Breton by Roderic O’Conor £135,000 (£150,000 -£200,000). Tuesday, November 18th Sotheby’s, London. A w(...)

Irish silver marrow scoop, made in 1767 by Michael Keating, Dublin (€150-€250) at John Weldon Auctioneers.

Auction results Wednesday, September 3rd O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis St, Dublin 8. Art Deco platinum, ruby and diamond bracelet €17,500 (€17,00(...)

An 1911 inventory of the contents of Dunsandle House, near Athenry, Co Galway, (above) sold for  €1,700 (€200- €300) at Usher’s

Auction results Thursday, July 3rd Oliver Usher Auctioneers, Kells, Co Meath. Auction of rare books and manuscripts. An 1911 inventory of the content(...)

     Silver decorative card case, made in Birmingham 1863, engraved with the inscription “To Miss Sarah Malcomson to commemorate her christening the “SS William Penn”, Waterford 10th July, 1865, (€280-€320).

Auction results Wednesday, June 18th Bonhams, London. Rare books auction. The Importance of Being Earnest, inscribed by Oscar Wilde to Maj James Nel(...)

1930s Cartier cigarette box, €10,000 (€8,000-€12,000) at O’Reilly’s

Monday, April 28th Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Irish Art Auction, RDS, Dublin. 78 per cent of lots sold. A Western Landscape, 1919 by Paul Henry €3(...)