Andy Warhol’s ‘Cow’, Lord Byron’s garnet gifts sell well in July auctions
Fine Art & Antiques auction results
19th century garnet set gifted by Lord Byron to Mary Ann Chaworth in 1803 achieved €5,200 (€800–€1,200) at Adam’s At Home sale.
Whyte’s Eclectic Collector Sale July 25th and 26th
Ninety per cent of lots sold with a gross sale of just under €1m. 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic €190,000 (€100,000–€150,000); 1798 Theobald Wolfe Tone’s speech from the dock €42,000; rare Commonwealth period Irish silver porringer €40,000; unique archive of letters, photographs and ephemera of Count John McCormack €40,000.
deVere’s Outstanding Irish Art and Sculpture Auction July 23rd
Sales in excess of €1.25m with 85 per cent of lots sold. The Street Performer, Jack Butler Yeats €184,000; Achill Cottage Paul Henry €116,000; Life Study Louis le Brocquy €114,000; Head of Francis Bacon €90,000; Peonies and Iris in a Vase and Bowl of Fruit Roderic O’Conor €78,000.
Fonsie Mealy Collectors Sales July 15th
Top selling lots included Incunabula, a landmark in Irish printed literature €20,000; Important Quaker medical manuscripts €10,000; archive of the Medlicott family of Dunmurray €3,800.
Gormley’s Fine Art July sale
Whyte’s Molesworth Street Summer Art Sale July 6th
Eighty-six per cent of lots sold totalling €500,000. Claddagh Village, Paul Henry €40,000; Two Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, Louis le Brocquy €24,000; Still Life with Mug, William Scott €18,000; Rugby, William Greengrass €9,000; The Farmer, Maurice MacGonigal €8,500
Adam’s At Home Sale July 5th
Eighty-seven per cent of lots sold. A Dictionary of the Chinese Language, Robert Morrison €12,000; early 19th century garnet set €5,200, the gift of Lord Byron; Victorian button back Chesterfield sofa €4,600; pair of large Meissen models of exotic birds €4,400; Waterford crystal ten branch chandelier €4,200; 19th century Meissen porcelain part tea service €3,600; set of 12 William IV rosewood dining chairs €3,000; fine Regency mahogany and rosewood banded tilt-top table €2,800.