Auctions, Results & Fairs

Fine jewellery sale at O’Reilly’s to include brooches and peridot pieces

Auction Results

Wednesday August 14th – Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly; Old Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, that spent almost a hundred years in a shed in Co Clare €3,800 over ten times the lower estimate of €300

Monday August 12th – Mullen's Laurel Park, Classic and Contemporary Interior Sale; Jolie Blonde, by George Rodrigue (1944-2013) €12,000 (€15,000–€20,000). Georgian mahogany chest on chest €900, Georgian long case clock €2,600

Forthcoming Auctions


Wednesday August 28th: O'Reilly's, Francis Street – Fine Jewellery Sale to include a fine selection of brooches and a number of peridot pieces. Peridot is this month's birthstone, and one of the few stones to come in just one colour. Ninety percent of the world's supply comes from the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. See

Sunday September 8th: Adams, St Stephen's Green, At Home Sale. See

Tuesday, September 17th: Sotheby's, London. The complete, ground-breaking multi-artist album Les Peintres-Graveurs; the collection owned by Ambroise Vollard, one of the most important art dealers and publishers of the 20th century.

Vollard was largely responsible for the validation of lithography as an art form, and this collection of 22 prints includes one of Edvard Munch's most famous motifs, Angst (or Le Soir). Produced in collaboration with the eminent Parisian printmaker Auguste Clot, the subject was the first colour lithograph ever produced by Munch, who went on to become one of history's most prolific and successful printmakers. £500,000–£1m. See

Forthcoming Fairs

Today August 17th: Cork Book Fair The Metropole Hotel, now in its 10th year, to include rare books, coins and ephemera.

Tomorrow August 18th: West Cork Antiques Art and Vintage Fair Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables