Auction results and forthcoming sales

Moorcroft china vases make 12 times top estimate of €500 at Adam’s attic auction

Auction results

Sunday (January 29th) Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. The January attic sale produced a surprise sleeper: Lot 184, a pair of early 20th century English china vases, made by the Moorcroft art pottery in Burselm, Staffordshire, sold for €6,000 – 12 times the top estimate of €500. Overall, some 90 per cent of lots sold.

Tuesday (January 31st) Adams Blackrock Auctioneers, 38 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Fine Art & Interiors auction. Eighty-two per cent of lots sold. Lot 149, a Waterford Crystal 18-arm chandelier €7,800 (€4,000- €6,000); Lot 151, a Bechstein boudoir grand piano €3,000 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 278, a lady's full- length mink coat, "provenance Macy's New York", estimated at €1,000- €1,500, was unsold.

Tuesday (January 31st) Oliver Usher's Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antiques auction. Seventy per cent of lots sold. A Murano Glass sculpture Head with Fruit - a Homage to Picasso by Walter Furlan €2,800 (€3,000- €4,000); an Irish Free State army officer's sword €650 (€1,500-€2,000).

Forthcoming Auctions

Sunday (February 5th) Merlin Car Auctions, Naas Rd, Co Kildare (Junction 10). Auction of classic and vintage cars at 1pm to include "a 1967 Mercedes 250SL LHD Convertible with 87,955 miles on the clock and a guide price of in excess of €40,000".

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Sunday & Monday (February 5th & 6th) Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan. A two-day auction of "examples of bespoke and everyday items used throughout rural and urban Ireland from Famine times through to the mid-20th century – including Irish political, military and Land War memorabilia". Lots include an 18th-century Co Meath rushlight (€500-€700); and a Michael Collins jug (€500-€750). Viewing under way. Auction times: Sunday at 2pm and Monday at 5.30pm.

Monday (February 6th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Online art auction with over 250 lots – most estimates under €1,000. For catalogue see deveres.ie. Live bidding on the website the-saleroom.com ends at 6pm on Monday evening.

Monday (February 6th) Keighery's City Auction Rooms, George's Quay, Waterford. Antiques auction at 10.30am. Lot 501, a pair of 18th-century silver George III candlesticks made in London in 1768 by John Chapman €3,000 -€4,000; Lot 620, Red Apples – still-life oil painting by Mark O'Neill €2,000-€3,000; Lot 640, an Art Deco mirror-door wardrobe €600-€1,000; Lot 663, a Victorian dining table €1,800-€2,400; Lot 758, an antique Irish crystal five-branc chandelier ("possibly 'Old Waterford'") €900-€1,200.

Wednesday (February 8th) Victor Mitchell Auctioneers, Mount Butler Saleroom, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. The Spring Auction of Antiques & Collectibles at 10.30am. Over 750 lots, including furniture, paintings, rugs, silver and fireplaces. Live online bidding available via the-saleroom.com.