Tuesday (February 20th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of Jewellery & Silver. 64 per cent of lots sold.
An emerald & diamond three stone ring with an insurance valuation for €20,000 dated March 2016, sold for €4,000 (€4,000-€6,000);
a pair of emerald & diamond earrings with an insurance value of €15,000 dated March 2016, sold for €1,500 (€1,500-€2,500).
Wednesday (February 21st) O'Reilly's Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Jewellery Auction at 1pm.
Lot 294, a Russian carved stone cup with gold and gemstone handle by work-master Erik Kollin, Saint Petersburg, circa late 19th century, with round carved agate bowl mounted on a 14ct yellow gold rim with integral handle, finished with raised garnet cabochons €8,000 (€8,000-€10,000).
Among the unsold was Lot 296, an 18ct gold, enamel and diamond compact by the Italian jewellery company Fasano, circa 1930s (€6,500-€8,500).
Tomorrow, Sunday (February 25th) Adam's, 26 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 "At Home" antiques auction at 11.30 am. Viewing today.
Tomorrow, Sunday (February 25th) Hegarty's Auction Rooms, Parnell Business Park, the Bypass, Bandon, Co Cork. Antiques auction at 4pm. Viewing today.
Tuesday (February 27th) Christie's, London. Impressionsit and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Mousquetaire et nu assis by Pablo Picasso £12 million-£18 million (€13.6m-€20m);
Dans les coulisses by Edgar Degas £8 million-£12 million;
Prairie à Giverny by Claude Monet £7 million-£10 million.
Wednesday (February 28th) Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, New Bond Street, London.
Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) by Pablo Picasso (estimate on request – believed to be in the region of £35 million) [see pic];
Le Matador by Pablo Picasso £14 million-£18 million;
Lustre avec femme, homme et oiseau (a bronze chandelier sculpture with figures of a man, a woman and a bird) by Alberto Giacometti £6 million-£8 million [see pic].
Saturday (March 4th) Lynes& Lynes Auction Rooms, Eastlink Business Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. Antiques auction at 11am to include the contents of Charleston House, Midleton home of the late Senator Trevor West, a former professor of mathematics at Trinity College Dublin.
Lot 150, a set of eight Georgian mahogany Cork 11-bar dining chairs €4,000-,€6000;
Lot 67, two silver-plated and calfskin-bound hip flasks from Concorde (the former trans-Atlantic supersonic aircraft) €30-€60;
also, vintage luggage and toys. Viewing from Wednesday (February 28th) in the saleroom from 10am. See lynesandlynes.com
Tomorrow, Sunday (February 25th) Dublin City Book Fair, The Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am-5pm. Antiquarian, out-of-print and second-hand books; free valuations.