Jewellery makes strong prices in Dublin, collectors eye up Famine pot

Auction results and forthcoming sales

 At O’Reilly’s: Lot 274, emerald and diamond oval cluster ring (€6,500-€7,500) and Lot 125, jade bead necklace  (€2,400-€3,000).

At O’Reilly’s: Lot 274, emerald and diamond oval cluster ring (€6,500-€7,500) and Lot 125, jade bead necklace (€2,400-€3,000).

 

Auction results

May 15th: Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Fine Jewellery and Watches sale. Total €750,000, 72 per cent of lots sold. Lot 97, single-stone brilliant-cut diamond ring, 3.32cts, €62,000 (€65,000-€75,000). Lot 52, sapphire and diamond bracelet with five Sri Lankan stones, €53,000 (€60,000-€80,000).  Lot 112, sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond bracelet, €22,000 (€18,000-€22,000). Lot 169, multi-gem Meli Melo necklace by Cartier, €17,000 (€13,000-€17,000). Lot 111, Seaman Schepps sapphire and diamond bracelet and earclips, €16,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 113, sapphire, diamond and rock crystal bracelet, €16,000 (€12,000-€15,000).  Lot 56, sapphire and diamond cluster ring, €13,000 (€9,000-€10,000). Lot 40, art deco diamond bracelet, €9,500 (€7,000-€9,000. For more results see adams.ie

May 15th: John Weldon Auctioneers, Temple Bar, Dublin 8.  Fine Jewellery & Watches. 71 per cent sold.  Lot 122, single-stone diamond ring, 4,30cts, I/J colour, sold after auction for €37,500 (€40,000-€50,000).  Lot 70, diamond drop earrings, total estimated weight of stones four carats, €7,200 (€7,000-€9,000). Lot 172, antique amethyst necklace, €4,000 (€3,500-€4,500).  Lot 87, pear-shaped single-stone diamond ring set in platinum, with an EGL certificate of 1.73cts, E colour & Si1 clarity, €3,800 (€3,000-€4,000). For more results see jwa.ie

May 14th: Keighery’s City Auction Rooms, Waterford. Lot 708, Long case clock, Donegan, Dublin, €1,550 (€500-€800). Lot 566, Gents 18-carat gold pocket watch, €1,250 (€200-€300). Lot 773, tin tea caddy with mahogany lid, €850 (€200-€300).  Lot 625, antique map of Waterford, framed, €800 (€300-€500). Lot 701, inlaid walnut sewing table, €700 (€450-€550). antiquesireland.ie

May 9th: Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly. Silver sale. All lots sold, total €75,000.  Lot 339, set of eight Limerick dessert spoons, €2,800 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 340, George II gold guinea, €2,400 (€380-€450). Lot 365, six Cork serving spoons by Carden Terry, €2,200 (€800-€1,200). Lot 368, eight Cork spoons by William Reynolds, €1,850 (€600-€800).  Lot 341, Limerick basting spoon by Joseph Johns, €1,800 (€600-€800). For more results see purcellauctioneers.ie.

Rare famine pot, coming up at Oliver Usher sale in Kells
Rare famine pot, coming up at Oliver Usher sale in Kells

Forthcoming sales

Tuesday May 22nd: Oliver Usher, The Auction Rooms, John St, Kells, Co Meath. Antique Furniture & Fine Art, 5pm. 600 lots to include house clearances from Mullingar, Longford and Dundalk.  Extremely rare “Phoenix” cast metal famine pot dating from Famine times; these pots were brought to Ireland by the Quakers for providing soup to the starving people.  Also, a grandfather clock by John Mertz from Ballyjamesduff.  For more information see usherauctions.com

Wednesday, May 23rd: O’Reilly’s Fine Art, 126 Francis St, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 1pm.  500 lots including Lot 305, a dress ring with rare orange-hued padparadscha or “aquatic lotus blossom” sapphire, three carats, in an 18ct gold with old-cut diamonds of 1.50cts (€14,000-€16,000). Lot 200, late Victorian diamond riviere necklace (€65,000-€75,000).  Lot 11, solitaire diamond ring, brilliant cut diamond in 18ct white gold setting (€45,000-€55,000). Lot 274, emerald and diamond oval cluster ring (€6,500-€7,500). Lot 125, jade bead necklace with 110 round jadeite beads (€2,400-€3,000). For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see oreillysfineart.com

Saturday, May 26th: Joseph Woodward & Sons, 26 Cook St, Cork. Antiques, Fine Art and Collectibles, 11am.  To include the collection of Canon Rev George Salter.  Pair of cast iron garden benches, €2,500-€3,500. George II “dog-ear” card table, €1,000-€1,500. Long case clock by Dunville of Stockport, €700-€800. Four brass ship’s portholes, €200-€300.  Portrait of Cathal Kickham, president of the IRB, 1873-1882,  by Harry Kernoff, €500-€800. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see woodward.ie