Results: Wednesday (November 11th) Bonhams, London. A copy of the so-called Wicked Bible – published in London in 1631 – containing the infamously misprinted seventh commandment "Thou Shalt Commit Adultery" sold for £31,250 (€44,113), over double the top estimate (£10,000-£15,000).
Forthcoming auctions: Monday (November 14th) Milltown Country Auction Rooms, Milltown, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co Louth. Antiques auction at 5pm includes a selection of clocks from a private collection. Wednesday (November 18th) O'Reilly's, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery, watches and silver at 1pm. Viewing tomorrow . Sunday from noon-4pm.
Lot 182 is an antique banded agate “relic ring”, also known as a “poison” ring, as there is a compartment underneath for keeping poison, a lock of hair or a relic €400-€600 [See photograph]. Wednesday (November 18th) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London.
The modern British and Irish art auction at 3pm includes several pictures by Irish artists, including Lemon by Louis le Brocquy £25,000-£35,000 (€35,000 –€49,000); Cabins by a Lough: West of Ireland by Paul Henry; Margarita by Daniel O'Neill ; and House Tops, Tetuan, View from the House of the British Minister by Sir John Lavery, each estimated at £20,000 –£30,000 (€28,000- €42,000).