Rare chronometer timepiece makes €25,000 at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
Results from the salerooms and forthcoming event
Rare chronometer timepiece doubled its lower estimate to make €25,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer.
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.
Summer fine art sale, July 10th and 11th. Total in excess of €420,000, with 80 per cent sold. A rare eight-day mid-19th century chronometer timepiece by Dent of London, signed, numbered and in original carrying-case, made €25,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Three-stone diamond ring, fancy yellow stone flanked by two radiant-cut diamonds, €20,000 (€20,000-€30,000). Collection of Georgian views of Dublin by James Malton, €11,000 (€8,000-€12,000). George III silver freedom box by Alexander Ticknell, Dublin, 1797, presented to the Hon Thomas Packenham for bravery in naval battle, €7,000 (€4,500-€6,500). A 1963 Morris Minor, sky blue with leather interior, €6,100 (€2,000-€3,000). The Tickell Cup, two-handled silver racing trophy from Punchestown, Dublin 1899, possibly made by Charles Lamb, €5,600 (€4,000-€6,000). Bust of George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon,€5,250 (€3,000-€4,000). The Phoenix Rises Again, 19th century cast iron model of a phoenix rising from the flames, €5,200 (€1,500-€2,000). Walter Williams, Riverside Landscape with Two Gentlemen Fishing in a Boat, €4,800 (€2,000-€3,000). Large Victorian speckled grey marble fireplace, €4,600 (€2,000-€3,000). Maurice Canning Wilks, The Morning Chat, €4,500 (€2,000-€3,000). See fonsiemealy.ie
Forthcoming auctions and fairs
O’Donovan Auction Rooms, 1 North Quay, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, Today, July 21st, 11 am. Antique and house clearance auction, to include the contents of the late Ms Mary Conlan of Tulla, and part contents of a period residence from Adare. Period furniture, paintings, oriental furniture, china and crystal, bronze figures, militaria, enamel signs, Victorian cast iron garden urns and a wide variety of collectibles. Most items will sell without reserve. For online catalogue and bidding details see odonovan.ie
Leeside Collector’s Fair, Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork, Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Fair, Saturday July 28th, 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Banknotes, medals, postcards, call cards, tokens and more. Valuations and identifications undertaken, free of charge, by specialists.
Portlaoise Antiques and Vintage Fair, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.
Sunday, July 29th, noon to 6pm. Hosted by Antique Fairs Ireland and Vintage Ireland. Admission €3.50. The fair will include a range of traditional collectibles, such as rare coins and banknotes, as well as rare and first edition books, alongside antique and vintage jewellery and silver, plus antique and vintage items for the home.
AVA Drogheda Antiques and Collectors’ Fair, Citynorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co Meath, Sunday July 29th, 11am to 5pm, admission €2, children free. Porcelain, glass, prints, postcards, curios, militaria, rugs and more.
The Charleville Antiques Fair, Charleville Park Hotel, Limerick Road, Charleville, Co Cork, Sunday July 29th has been cancelled.