Fine art auctions and results
Taxidermy approved by Queen Victoria, and a basin in Blackrock
A cased display entitled The Pheasants of the World by John Leadbeater, a leading 19th-century London taxidermist, holder of a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria. Estimate €3,500-€5,000 at Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill
Sunday (January 28th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork Some 75 per cent of lots sold.
Lot 64, a Regency circular “drum” table €4,650 (€2,500-€3,500);
Lot 37, an 18ct cluster ring with a 4.40ct Burmese ruby €4,100 (€3,500-€4,000);
Lot 15, an 18ct cluster ring with a 2.67ct Columbian emerald €2,900 (€2,800-€3,800);
Lot 6: Relaxing, oil-on-board painting, by Elizabeth Brophy (Australian/Irish) €2,150 (€2,000-€3,000);
Lot 54, a Regency mahogany fold-over card table €1,400 (€1,500-€2,500).
Among the unsold was Lot 95, an Irish silver teapot and a coffee pot made in 1975 by Alwright & Marshall Ltd (€1,300-€1,600).
Tomorrow, Sunday (February 4th). Victor Mee Auctions, Cloverhill, Co Cavan
“Fine Arts and Decorative Antique Interiors” auction at 2pm includes three pieces of Victorian taxidermy.
Lot 367 is a cased display entitled “The Pheasants of the World” by “John Leadbeater”, a leading 19th-century London taxidermist, holder of a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria. The auctioneers said the case , was formerly owned by the 8th Marquis of Waterford of Curraghamore House and is of “museum quality”, hence the estimate of €3,500-€5,500 [see photograph].
Lot 396 is a taxidermy African zebra head estimated at €1,500-€2,500 [see photograph];
and Lot 344, a South American baboon mounted on a display stand (€1,000-€1,500).Viewing today.
Monday (February 5th) Milltown Country Auction Rooms, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Antiques auction at 4pm. Includes house contents of the late Fr William Murtagh, Clogherhead, Co Louth and the part contents of Willowfield, Jenkinstown, Co Louth. Among the lots:
a Regency mahogany extending dining table €2,000-€3,000;
a set of 10 Victorian mahogany dining chairs €800-€1,200.
Viewing today 10am-5pm, tomorrow (Sunday), noon-5pm and Monday, 10am-4pm.
Tuesday (February 6th) Adams Blackrock Auctioneers, 38 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Fine Art & Interiors auction at 11am. Highlights include:
Lot 110, a 19th-century neoclassical stoneware oval basin €500-€700 [see photograph];
Lot 239, a Georgian Irish silver fruit basket, by Edward Power, Dublin 1825, €1,000-€1,500;
Lot 245, an “Atmos” mantel clock by “Jaeger le Coultre” €800-€1,200 [see photographs];
Lot 265, a large oval sapphire (7ct) and diamond cluster ring in white gold €7,500-€ 9,000;
Lot 267, a pair of 18ct white gold ruby and diamond square cluster earrings, €1,500-€2,500.
Saturday & Sunday (February 10th & 11th). Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath
Two-day auction at 1.30pm each day with more than 1,100 lots of antiques, jewellery and collectibles. Viewing from Thursday (February 8th) at 11am. Catalogue online at matthewsauctionrooms.com.
Tuesday, February 13th. Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, Durrow, Co Laois
“Knot, Warp & Weft 18” – a dedicated sale of carpets and rugs only. Mainly Persian but also late 20th century Donegal design. Viewing at the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle for two days – Saturday and Sunday next, February 10th & 11th. Auction in the Durrow saleroom. Catalogue online at sheppards.ie.