Painting of ‘Black and White Coffee Pot’ by William Scott fetches €65,000 at de Veres

Diamond ring makes €73,900 at John Weldon

Auction results

Sunday (April 15th) Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. "At Home" antiques auction. 70 per cent of lots sold. Lot 141, a pair of vintage sunglasses by Cartier sold for €1,400 – seven times the top estimate (€150- €200). Among other highlights: Lot 133, a collection of 14 gold pocket watch cases €8,800 (€5,000-€6,000); Lot 252, a 1960s three-piece "Independence" sofa suite by Karl Wittmann €8,500 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 378, Shipping off Howth Harbour, looking towards Ireland's Eye by James Richard Marquis €4,600 (€5,000-€7,000); Lot 278, a Regency mahogany breakfront secrétaire bookcase €4,600 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 432, Galway Hookers Becalmed, Roundstone Bay, Co. Galway (oil-on-canvas) by Ivan Sutton €1,800 (€1,500-€2,000). Among the unsold was Lot 29, a George I Irish silver bullet-shaped teapot, made in Dublin 1715 by silversmith Thomas Bolton (€10,000-€15,000); and, Lot 287, Feeding Time, an oil-on-canvas by John Frederick Herring Snr €4,000-€6,000. For more results see

Tuesday (April 17th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Jewellery & Silver. 73 per cent of lots sold. A diamond and onyx-set art deco-style ring, with an 8ct diamond about 13mm in diameter, sold to an overseas buyer for €73,900 (€80,000-€90,0000 [see pic]; an antique Ceylon sapphire & diamond cluster ring, (sapphire 14.70cts with a certificate which states no evidence of heat treatment) €22,100 (€24,000-€28,000). Among the unsold was a 3ct diamond single stone ring signed Chaumet Paris (€28,000-€32,000); and a Ceylon sapphire (20.95cts) and diamond ring (€45,000-€55,000). For more results see

Tuesday (April 17th) de Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. "Irish Art Auction". 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 33, Black and White Coffee Pot by William Scott €65,000 (€60,000-€90,000); Lot 16, Gubellaunaun from the Rocks (Achill) €40,000 (€40,000-€60,000); Lot 17, Nude Seated on a Chaise Longue by Roderic O'Conor €30,000 (€25,000-€35,000); Lot 18, Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Co Mayo (watercolour) by Jack B Yeats €16,000 (€15,000-€20,000); Lot 8, Cloak and Cupboard by Gerard Dillon €12,000 – double the top estimate (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 49 Big Pears by Blaise Smith €3,000 (€3,000-€5,000)[see pic]; Lot 50, Free Travel by Martin Gale €6,000 (€6,000-€9,000) Lot 53, Aoelus Autumn by Tony O'Malley €10,000 (€6,000-€9,000). For more results see

Forthcoming Auctions

Wednesday (April 25th) O'Reilly's Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Jewellery Auction, 1pm: Pieces of equestrian interest including Lot 52, an Edwardian diamond brooch, set throughout with old cut diamonds of approx. 9.60ct, with a round Essex glass centrepiece depicting a racehorse, mounted in silver topped 18ct gold €4,000-€6,000; Lot 83, a set of three diamond pavé hunting brooches depicting fox, hound and huntsman on horse, in fitted case from Garrard & Co €4,500-€5,500; and Lot 247, a diamond pavé horse & jockey brooch, with red, green and white enamel finish €2,800-€3,800. Viewing tomorrow, Sunday 12pm-4pm.


Wednesday (April 25th) Mitchell's Auctioneers, Mount Butler, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Irish Bygone & Social History auction, 10am. Over 750 lots including many items owned by the late George Murphy of Athy, Co Kildare – a life-long collector of objects from 1880 to the 1950s – among them: two "Penny Farthing" bicycles, several "High-Nelly' bicycles, vintage motorbikes, gramophones, Edison phonographs, coins, arcade games, oil lamps, carbide lamps, motor lights, shop advertising signs [see pic of ad for an EM razor], stoneware, glass bottles, old cash registers, pipes and snuff boxes. Viewing this weekend. with live bidding via

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons is a contributor to The Irish Times writing about fine art and antiques