Auction results and forthcoming sales

Russian porcelain sells for four times its estimate

 

Results

June 30th

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.

June 30th

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.

July 2nd

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.

Eleven Russian Gardner figures sold for a collective €47,500 (€1,000- €1,500 a piece) at Adams.
Eleven Russian Gardner figures sold for a collective €47,500 (€1,000- €1,500 a piece) at Adams.

Forthcoming auctions

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

1926 Ford Model T achieved its lower estimate of €15,000 through Victor Mee.
1926 Ford Model T achieved its lower estimate of €15,000 through Victor Mee.

Wednesday, July 10th

Purcell’s Summer Irish Book Auction, Green Street, Birr, Co Offaly: Library of the late Prof Ronan Fanning (UCD) and the Seán Daly Fenian papers. See purcellauctioneers.ie

Forthcoming fairs

Sunday, July 14th

Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fair, Glenview Hotel, Co Wicklow. See vintageireland.eu