Lot 632, a pair of ‘pince-nez’  (pinch-nose) glasses once owned by WB Yeats sold for €10,000 – more than 16 times the top estimate of €500-€600

Auction Results Tuesday (November 14th) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. The Chatsworth Fine Art Sale including “The Final Chapter(...)

WB Yeats wearing his signature glasses.

The Yeats family collection – art, antiques, letters and various collectibles associated with Ireland’s best-known 20th-century cultural family – is t(...)

A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift made £72,000 at Dix Noonan Web

Thursday (July 20th) Dix Noonan Webb, London. A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift £72,000 (...)

Stained-glass image, St Patrick Our National Apostle – Pray For Us, on show at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The room devoted to stained glass in the wonderfully-refurbished Dargan Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland is a reminder of the importance of thi(...)

“Farmstead with Cows Grazing by the River” by Frank McKelvey: Lot 8 (€4,000-€6,000) in the March 6th sale at Morgan O’Driscoll auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Auction results Wednesday (March 1st) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, hosted an auction of 19th century European, Victorian and British Impression(...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

First editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Ballroom of Romance, to be auctioned next week

Book collecting “is the only form of collecting other than kleptomania that has a medical name attached to it”, says Philip Murray. The name is biblio(...)

A Chinese Qing period vase, made €260,000 – more than three times the top estimate

AUCTION RESULTS Monday (June 27th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction. Sixty per cent of lots sold. The top lot was Ballacorric(...)

Adam’s auction of Fine Jewellery & Watches includes Lot 118, a novelty gold brooch by Cartier designed as a rabbit with ruby eyes and onyx nose, munching on a coral carrot (€6,000-€8,000)

Auction Results: Tuesday (June 21st) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. A 1kg bar of silver €1,750 (€450-€650). Tuesday (Ju(...)

One of the estimated 25 original copies of the Proclamation still in private hands, this is for auction with an estimate of €100,000-€150,000

The last of the 2016 history auctions will take place in Dublin next Saturday, April 23rd. It is the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising, which (...)

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