Irish buyers snap up vintage wines as whisky collection breaks record

Fine Art & Antiques auction results

Auction results

Lyon and Turnbull UK, October 22nd
Lalique set owned by Florence St George, lover of artist William Orpen, achieved £26,250 (£10,000-£15,000).

Sheppard's Fine Wine sale, October 22nd and 23rd
Sold rate of 97 per cent, with 66 per cent of lots sold to Irish customers. Bonnes-Mares grand cru 2008, Pierre Naigeon (6 bottles) €1,100; Château Cos-d'Estournel 2007 (12 bottles) €910; and Château Leoville Barton 2008 (12 bottles) €850.

Morgan O'Driscoll Irish and International Art, October 27th
Lot 31, Andy Warhol €210,000 (€200,000-€300,000); lot 41 Daniel O'Neill €125,000 (€70,000–€100,000); lot 29 Bridget Riley €100,000 (€100,000-€150,000); lot 25 Sean Scully €85,000 (€80,000-€120,000); lot 46 Jack Butler Yeats €70,000 (€70,000-€90,000); lot 48 Daniel O'Neill €60,000 (€35,000-€45,000) and lot 50 Basil Blackshaw €36,000 (€30,000-€50,000).

Whyte's Charity auction for Imogen Stuart's Standing Stone project, October 27th
The sale realised €42,000 all of which will go towards the Sandycove project.

Sotheby's London, October 31st
What is now the most valuable whisky collection to be sold at auction realised £1.57million, with The Macallan Red Collection (78 years old) achieving £756,400.

Forthcoming Auctions

Saturday, November 7th
Sean Eacrett, Ballybrittas, Co Laois, online sale: In association with MGM studios, sale of the film props used in the Vikings TV series.

Tuesday, November 10th

John Weldon, Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin online sale: Diamond line necklace (14.5cts) €13,000-€15,000; sapphire (6.77cts) and diamond (1.75cts) cluster ring €9,000-€12,000; diamond solitaire ring (3.14cts) €10,000-€15,000; 2.17ct diamond single stone ring €6,000-€7,000 and good selection of diamond line bracelets. To arrange for private virtual viewings contact the dealer at

Sotheby's London: Irish art collection from the estate of Patrick Kelly online sale. To include important works by Paul Henry, Roderic O'Conor, William Scott, Jack B Yeats and George Barrett.

Friday, November 13th
Sotheby's London Style private collection sale (ends Nov 13th): to include four lots from the collection of Irish businessman Michael Smurfit.

Sunday, November 15th

Hegarty's Antiques, Bandon, online auction: Over 300 lots to include coins, books and collectables from John James of Rampart Kinsale, in addition to silver and jewellery. Pair of George VI art deco silver candelabra 1938, from the Painted Hall at Greenwich €18,000-€20,000; George II silver porringer 1727, €1,200-€1,400; 19th century Irish silver wine funnel €1,400-€1,600; diamond art deco cluster ring €3,700-€4,000; and marquise-shaped diamond ring €5,500-€6,500.

Tuesday, November 17th
Matthews Auction Rooms Kells online sale: 480 lots to include a good selection of wristwatches including a 1970s gentleman's Rolex Oyster Datejust in perfect condition €1,500-€2,500, in addition to 12 diamond rings from a single owner collection. The auctioneer is offering a free packing and insured delivery service.

Sotheby's London Travel, Atlases Maps and Natural History online sale (ends Nov 17th): to include lot 50, a photograph album of naval service from Gaisford St Lawrence of Howth Castle from c. 1878-1885.

Forthcoming Fairs

Hibernian Antique Fair.