Auctions, results and fairs

Banksy has last laugh as sale of his work nets whopping £1.2m


Monday September 23rd – Morgan O'Driscoll Online Auction: Kenneth Webb, Fair Day Clifden €6,400, Norah McGuinness, Geese at Sutton Cross €1,400, and Ken Hamilton, Girl with Ruby Earrings €3,000.

Wednesday, September 25th – O'Reillys Fine Jewellery Sale: Faberge Egg €6,500, Cartier gold C bracelet €4,100, 18ct rose gold diamond set Cartier Love bangle €7,000. 18ct gold ladies Cartier watch €1,300.

Tuesday September 24th – Christie's Online Auction Banksy: I Can't Believe you Morons Buy this Sh*t . While it may have had a flippant auction title, Banksy is having the final laugh as the sale realised double its pre estimate achieving in excess of £1.2m, with Girl with a Balloon (Gold) 1/88 of the artist's proof, selling for £395,250 (includes premium) setting a new record for a Banksy print.

Tuesday September 24th and Wednesday September 25th – Sheppards of Durrow, Legacy of the Big House Sale. Chinese Moon Flask €3,800 (€4,000–€6,000) Chinese Qing Urn €3,400 (€3,500–€4,500) Pair of Chinese Qing Famille Rose bowls €7,800 (€7,200–€8,200) and diamond solitaire 3.16ct €12,000 (€10,000–€15,000)


Forthcoming auctions

Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th – Matthews Auction Rooms, Duke Bros Building, Kells Co Meath. Over 950 lots to include several house clearances. Royal Doulton Femme Fatale series €70–€120, ornately carved set of walnut chairs from 1800, €300–€500, large stuffed Kudu head from Malawi 1909, €200–€300, and cased diorama of rare and exotic birds €500–€800. See

Until Monday September 30th – Morgan O'Driscoll Off the Wall Online Auction to feature works by Basil Blackshaw, JP Rooney and Annie Robinson. See

Wednesday October 2nd – Purcell Auctioneers, Green Street, Birr. Irish Interest Books Sale, Over 600 lots with maps, posters, interesting ephemera to include works from the library of Michael Tierney (1894-1975), former president of UCD, TD and Senator. See

Friday October 4th and Sunday October 6th –Sotheby's London and Hong Kong. Works by Dublin-born abstract artist Sean Scully, who has been nominated twice for the Turner prize, including pastel and watercolours, most notably his 1.1.08 which is listed at £50,000-£70,000. See

Tuesday October 8th – De Vere's Art Auction Royal College of Physicians Kildare Street. To include works by Sean Keating, Evie Hone, William Conor, Arthur Armstrong and Gaetano de Gennaro. Sculpture by John Behan and Cynthia Moran and mid-century furniture to include a pair of Wassily chairs and Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman. See

Forthcoming Fairs

Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th

– Hibernian Antiques Fair, Kilkea Castle, Castledermot, Co Kildare. Booksellers Brexit Bash, the Annual Dublin Book Fair, Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin.

September 30th – October 13th – The 165th exhibition by the Water Colour Society of Ireland at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park.