Auction results and forthcoming sales
Russian porcelain sells for four times its estimate
Eighteenth-century table achieved €3,800 against a reserve of €500-€800 through Adams.
Eleven Russian Gardner figures sold for a collective €47,500 (€1,000- €1,500 a piece) at Adams.
1926 Ford Model T achieved its lower estimate of €15,000 through Victor Mee.
Adams, St Stephen’s Green, At Home Sale: Eleven pieces of Russian Gardner porcelain sold for a collective €47,500, more than four times its estimate. Eighteenth-century table with central scallop shell achieved €3,800 against a reserve of €500-€800 and James Parkes silver dish ring achieved its higher estimate of €800.
Victor Mee, Cloverhill, Co Cavan, Vintage Car and Motorcycle Sale: 1927 Humber car €14,000, Honda 50 €750, Four-wheel carriage €1,900, 1926 Ford Model T €15,000 and rare 1860s’ tricycle €3,000.
June 29th and 30th
Matthews Auction, Kells: Large hunt/wake table €1,900.
Sotheby’s London: A newly discovered warder from the Lewis Chessmen workshop achieved £735,000 (including buyer’s premium). The piece was purchased in 1964 by a dealer in Edinburgh for £5, and passed down by descent until it sold this week, marking a record price for a medieval chess piece at auction.
The warders, carved from walrus ivory, survived from medieval times until they were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Believed to date from the 12th century from Trondheim in Norway, they were included in the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects, in 2002.
Sunday, July 7th
Milltown County Auction Rooms, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co Louth: Contents of two local houses in addition to 300 lots of collectables to include Georgian oak grandfather clock (€800-€1,200); 18th-century panelled oak mule chest (€400-€500); Victorian walnut inlaid ladies davenport (€400-€600); Mahogany leather-top pedestal desk (€400-€600); French 19th-century armoire (€400-€500); Georgian oak bureau (€300-€400) in addition to fur coats and antique swords. See milltownauctionrooms.com
Until July 9th
Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustration online auction with some lots of Irish interest. See sothebys.com
Wednesday, July 10th
Sunday, July 14th