Auctions and Fairs

Chinese porcelain once again a top seller


Sunday, November 3rd Matthews Auction Rooms. Contents of Violet Hill House, Herbert Road, Bray. A three-carat diamond ring, €18,000 (€12,000-€18,000); an Irish Chippendale side table, €11,000 (€10,000-€15,000); a seven- piece Louis XVI gilded drawing room suite, €9,000 (€10,000- €15,000); an Omega gold watch, €4,500 (no estimate) .

Sunday, November 3rd Dolan's Irish Art Auction, Radisson St Helen's Hotel, Dublin. The Donkey Cart by William Conor, €6,500 (€8,000-€12,000); Harvest Time by Markey Robinson, €3,000 (€4,000-€6,000); Summer in Kinsale by Kenneth Webb, €1,000(€1,500-€2,000).

Wednesday, November 6th Sotheby's, London. Chinese porcelain from the collection of Sir Alfred Beit, late of Russborough House, Co Wicklow, sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation. All 14 lots sold for a total of £1.08 million (€1.2 million). The top lot was a black-ground famille-rose bowl, £434,500 (£80,000-£120,000).


Monday, November 11th Hegarty's Auctioneers of Bandon. Antiques auction in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Carrigaline, Co Cork. 7pm.
Wednesday, November 13th Woodward's, Cook Street, Cork. Auction at 2pm. Irish and English antique silver.

Tuesday, November 12th Oliver Usher Auctioneers, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Antique furniture auction at 5pm.



Sunday, November 10th
Book Fair, Park Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow. 11am-5pm.