Cufflinks sparkle at O’Reilly’s in Francis Street

Auctions & Fairs: Pair of sapphire and diamond cufflinks mounted in platinum, with Tiffany box and pouch, fetches €8,500

Auction Results

Monday (July 17th) Whyte's Summer Art Auction, Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. Lot 84, Abstract Composition by Evie Hone, €3,200 (€1,500-€2,000); Lot 289, White Pony, Summer, Co Meath by John Skelton, €2,800 (€2,000-€3,000); Lot 184, The Forty Foot, Sandycove, Co Dublin, 2006 by Oisín Roche, €850 (€800-€1,200); Lot 85, Cottage in Summer by Fr Jack P Hanlon, €480 (€500-€700); Lot 176, Country Lanes with Cottages in the Distance by Charles J McAuley, €600 (€600-€800).

Tuesday (July 18th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery, silver, coins and banknotes. A diamond and multigem-set heart locket, containing a lock of hair, €900 (€400-€800); a double-row pearl necklace in a Mikimoto case €520 (200-500); a 9ct gold gate bracelet, approx. 21.8 grams, in a fitted Weir &Sons box €440 (€250-€450); a three-piece silver tea set, Irish, Dublin 1808-1811 approx. 1,123 grams, €600 (€500-€1,000); three commemorative medals (gold, silver and bronze) in a box marked "Concours Universel Agricole de Paris 1856", €1,040 (€1,000-€2,000); three ten-pound "Lady Lavery" banknotes dated 2.12.'76 in mint condition, €280 (€50-€150).

Tuesday (July 18th) Oliver Usher's Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. A Danish 1960s dining-room suite – table, six chairs and a sideboard – €2,400 (€800-€1,000); a pair of early 20th century Russian/Chinese tea bricks (tea-leaves formed into briquette shape), €700 (€120-€150); "Illustrations to accompany Notes on the interpretation of Aeroplane Photographs" (a British army first World War publication), €550 (€200-€300); a collection of sandstone whinstones (traditionally used on farms to crush the shoots of whin – also known as gorse or furze – to make feed for horses) with estimates from €300-€600 sold each for between €320 and €350.

Tuesday (July 18th) de Veres, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Summer online auction of "affordable" art and 20th century design furniture. Lot 6, Figures in a Streetscape by Markey Robinson €3,150 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 7, Market Day, Galway by Gladys Maccabe, €1,740 (€1,000-€1,500); Sketch in Grasse (France) by William John Leech, €1,560 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 15, Galway Hookers, Roundstone Bay by Ivan Sutton €1,200 (€1,200-€1,500)[see pic]; Lot 123, a pair of upholstered Danish Easy Chairs, €780 (€600-€900); Lot 103, a walnut and chrome Art Déco extending dining table by "La Metal", Milan, €720 (€800-€1,200).


Wednesday (July 19th) O'Reilly's Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Jewellery auction including cufflinks: Lot 223, a pair of sapphire and diamond cufflinks, sapphires of approx. 1.00ct, diamonds of approx. 1.60ct, mounted in platinum, with Tiffany box and pouch, €8,500 (€8,000-€12,000); Lot 240, a diamond and enamel cufflink and dress stud by Cartier, set throughout with rose cut diamonds, in Cartier presentation case, €7,400 (€7,500-€9,500); and, Lot 64: a set of ruby cufflinks and matching dress studs by Van Cleef & Arpels, domed studs and spherical bead cufflinks set throughout with round faceted rubies, mounted in 18ct gold, €6,000 (€6,000-€7,000)[see pics].

Forthcoming Auctions

Today & Tomorrow (Saturday & Sunday, July 22nd and 23rd) Matthews Auction Rooms, Two-Day "On The Premises" antiques auction at 15 Royal Terrace West, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin at 10am daily with over €1,200 lots, including silver, antiquarian books, jewellery and collectibles.

Forthcoming Fairs

Tomorrow, Sunday (July 23rd) Antiques & Vintage Fair, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin 3, 11am - 6pm.

Tomorrow, Sunday (July 23rd) Antiques Fair, Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, 11am - 6pm.