Auction results

Friday (December 4th)
Sotheby's, New York. A manuscript draft of Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey, $187,500 ($200,000-$ 300,000).

Wednesday (December 9th) Sotheby's Old Masters art auction, London. The Lock by John Constable, £9.1 million (€12.5 million) within the estimate (£8 million- £12 million).

Forthcoming Auctions
Sunday (December 13th) Postponed from last Sunday because of inclement weather, Matthews Auction Rooms' off-site antiques auction is re-scheduled for 1pm in Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Viewing today in the castle, 11am-5pm. For further details and online catalogue, see

Monday (December 14th) Mealy's, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. The Christmas Sale Auction, 10am, with 750 lots, mostly without reserve, including jewellery, silver, fine period furniture, rare books and wine including Lot 732, six bottles of Château Angelus Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, €1,500-€2,500 (right).


Wednesday (December 16th) O'Reilly's Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin. Auction of jewellery and silver at 1pm including, a "Gems for Christmas" section featuring an emerald and diamond cluster ring, emerald weight 7.50 ct, €18,000-€22,000.