Antique Chinese cloisonné bronze guang – a type of decorative ewer used for pouring rice wine at ritual banquets – sold for €250,000, 10 times the estimate (€20,000-€30,000) at Sheppard’s

Sheppard’s had another stroke of Chinese good fortune this week as the Durrow, Co Laois auctioneers held its first auction since last month’s cancelle(...)

19th-century Russian icon  of the Mother and Child. The silver has “Moscow marks”  (€500-€600), at Sheppard’s

The big Dublin auction houses may have shut up shop for a long summer holiday but sales are continuing throughout the rest of the country. Mealy’s Fin(...)

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(...)

20-piece Worcester dinner service, all signed Stinton, dated 1916 (€4,000-€6,000)

Next weekend, Hegarty Fine Art Auctioneers in Bandon hope to attract holidaymakers in west Cork to a sale on Sunday (July 20th) at 4pm. Auctioneer Te(...)

 All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

Men who bought expensive watches during the boom but who are now strapped for cash might be interested in a valuation day at Sotheby’s Dublin offic(...)

In the summer of 1955, Jackie Kennedy and her husband visited Ireland and went to the races at the Curragh. She later recalled the drive down from (...)

Workmen found what they thought was an old press or bathroom cabinet and were about to dump it into a skip when Fr John O’Reilly asked them to leave it to one side

A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Co Wexford was sold at auction last night for €40,000. The 15th-century artwork went under the hammer a(...)

Bobby Campion (centre) with Jack Moyney’s extended family at the official opening of a first World War museum at Bob’s Bar in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:25

“Stop writing about the first World War” is how former Irish Times journalist Kevin Myers recalls the advice given to him by the newspaper’s editor, (...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)