Auctions and fairs

Forthcoming Auctions:

Sunday August 14th Matthews Auction Rooms will hold an antiques auction in The Old Transport Museum, Slane, Co Meath, at 1pm. More than 700 lots including furniture, porcelain, china, silver and silver-plate, mirrors, clocks, pictures, rugs, crystal, bronzes, books and collectibles. Viewing in the museum premises today from 11am-5pm and tomorrow from 10am until the auction commences. For an online catalogue see

August 16th John Weldon Auctioneers, Unit 2, The Music Hall, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of antique and modern jewellery, gold, silver and collectibles at 2pm. More than 350 lots, including a diamond single stone ring set with diamond and sapphire shoulders, with an insurance valuation which states the diamond is estimated as 1.23cts F-G colour and SI 2-3 clarity and valued, in 2011, for €12,000, is estimated at €2,500-€3,500; a fine diamond cluster ring set in 18ct gold, with a GIA certificate which states the main diamond is 1.20cts H colour and VS1 clarity, estimated at €5,000-€6,000; a pair of diamond earrings, with a valuation which states each is set with two round brilliant cut diamonds, total estimated weight 2.34cts, valued, in July 2016, at €16,400 (€3,500-€4,500); a marquise diamond single stone ring set in platinum with an with an IGI cert which states that the diamond is D colour, VS2 and 0.56cts and a valuation from Appleby Jewellers, dated January 2016, that the valuation for insurance is €4,500, estimated at €1,000-€2,000; a diamond and emerald star brooch €1,200-€1,800; a pair of silver fighting cockerels, London 1965, total weight approximately 1,365 grams, €1,500-€2,500; an Irish silver gilt chalice set with a diamond cross, by William Egan of Cork, hallmarked Dublin 1930, and also marked with the Cork Town mark, €1,500-€2,500; a silver bugle engraved 'Captain Norman Radcliffe Futers 1915-1918' (€800-€1,200, above); a 1oz fine gold ingot (€1,250-€1,450). Viewing today, and tomorrow, noon to 5pm. See

Forthcoming Fairs:

Sunday August 14th The West Cork Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair, Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co Cork. 11am-6pm.