Forthcoming Auctions & Fairs
Photographic stills from the film ‘The Quiet Man’ more than double the estimate
‘The Visitor’ (oil-on-board) by Mark O’Neill €2,300
‘The Red Bridge at Cappoquinn’ (oil-on-canvas) by Arthur K. Maderson €5,200
Saturday (September 9th) Whyte’s, Dublin: “The Eclectic Collector” auction at Buswell’s Hotel. Some 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 373, a 1943 Florin (two-shillings), described as Ireland’s rarest issued coin, €7,500 (€5,000-€6,000); Lot 575, photographic stills from the film The Quiet Man €4,200 (€1,500-€2,000); Lot 175, a first-edition copy of At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien, published in 1939, signed by the author and inscribed to the late Dublin artist Rosemary Coyle €2,300 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 295, a vintage Irish travel poster The Land of Eternal Youth – designed by R Breslin for Great Southern Railways €2,000 (€400-€600); Lot 115, a hand-coloured, engraved map, Hiberniæ Britannicæ, a map of Ireland from the 1602, Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius €1,700 (€800-€1,200); Lot 107, a “Kilroy” cartoon of Archbishop John Charles McQuaid running a family planning clinic €460 (€100-€150); Lot 469, a 1950s “Player’s” cigarettes GAA point-of-sale advertising figures. John Player’s Cigarettes ornament with a hurler and a footballer in Dublin and Louth jerseys. “On all grounds – Player’s Please” €460 (€150-€200); Lot 309, an enamel sign for “Mick McQuaid Tobacco” €400 (€300-€400); Lot 104, a collection of nine Fine Gael posters from 1965-1994 €400 (€200-€300); Lot 21, an early 19th-century bronze hand, probably from a large statue €270 (€200-€300); Lot 211, A Victorian red wool pensioner’s uniform coat from the Royal Hospital Kilmainham €190 (€200-€250). For more results see whytes.ie
Sunday (September 10th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2: “At Home” – Interiors auction. Some 73 per cent of lots sold. Lot 224, Classical Lady with Amphora, carved carrara marble figure, by Pietro Barzanti €4,400 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 108, a set of 12 modern Irish silver tumblers, made in Dublin in 1974, mark of Irish Silver Ltd, of plain design with gilt interiors, €4,200 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 274, a George III carved giltwood mirror €3,800 (€2,000-€3,000)[see pic]; Lot 14, a set of six George III silver circular plates, London 1819, mark of Benjamin Smith III, €3,400 (€2,000-€3,000); Lot 264, The Interior of an Alehouse (oil-on-canvas) by Joseph Van Aken €3,400 (€2,000-€4,000); Lot 266, a pair of mahogany wingback armchairs, “in the Georgian style”, upholstered in brown leather €3,000 (€1,000-€2,000); Lot 245, Portrait of a Young Gentleman on Horseback with a Black Retriever in Landscape oil-on-canvas by James Henry Brocas €1,600 (€1,500-€2,500); Lot 95, an Irish Regency silver coffee pot, made in Dublin in 1819 by William Nolan €1,100 (€1,000-€1,500); Lot 353, At the Shore and At the Spring – a pair of Victorian oil-on-panel gilt-framed paintings by Edith Hume €1,000 (€800-€1,200). For more results see adams.ie
Sunday (September 10th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork: Lot 11, The Red Bridge at Cappoquinn (oil-on-canvas) by Arthur K. Maderson €5,200 (€5,000-€6,000)[see pic]; Lot 2, an Art Déco white gold sapphire and diamond bracelet €3,050 (€3,000-€5,000); a 19th-century mahogany console table €2,400 (€2,000-€3,000); and, The Visitor (oil-on-board) by Mark O’Neill €2,300 (€2,000-€2,500). [see pic]
Monday (September 11th ) Mullens Laurel Park Auctioneers, Bray: Lot 457, a William IV “Conversation Seat” that formerly adorned the lobby of the Bray Head Hotel sold for €2,800, over four times the top estimate (€400-€600).
Today & Tomorrow (Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th): Matthews Auctioneers, Oldcastle, Co Meath. Antiques & Interiors Auction at 1pm daily. Over €1,200 lots including contents of 72 Stillorgan Grove, Dublin and Highfield House, Dundalk.
Monday (September 18th) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork: Irish Art Online Auction. Catalogue and bidding at morganodriscoll.com. Bidding under way and ends on Monday between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. 235 lots.
Tuesday (September 19th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2: Auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches at 6pm . Includes antique, vintage and contemporary pieces led by Lot 30, a sapphire and diamond ring, dating from circa 1920, featuring a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire, weighing approximately 23cts, €16,000-€20,000. Viewing from 1pm today. See online catalogue at adams.ie
Saturday (September 23rd) Lynes & Lynes Auction Rooms, Unit 2F, Eastlink Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork: Antiques auction at 11am with 450 lots from various Cork estates. See lynesandlynes.com
Today & Tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday (September 16th & 17th): Antiques Fair, Wells House and Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co Wexford, 1pm-5pm daily.