Rare whiskey mirror makes €11,500
Contents of old Donegal pub, Sweeneys of Ballyshannon, among top sellling lots at Victor Mee auction in Cavan
Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn whiskey advertising mirror, doubled its top estimate to make €11,500 at Victor Mee Auctions
Victor Mee Auctions Ltd, Cloverhill, Co Cavan.
Irish Pub Memorabilia and Vernacular Furniture, July 24th.
Lot 465, rare original Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn Old Irish Whiskey advertising mirror, €11,500 (€4,000–€6,000).
Lot 489, Specially Selected Very Old Irish Whiskey cut glass whiskey dispenser, €8,000 (€400–€600).
Lot 486, 1890s bottle of Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn Old Irish whiskey with original wrapper and untouched seal, €6,000 (€4,000–€6,000).
Lot 466, framed Cowan’s Old Irish Whiskey mirror, €4,600 (€3,000–€5,000).
Lot 537, Comber Old Irish Whiskey cut glass dispenser, €2,500 (€500–€700). Lot 487, Dunville’s Old Irish Whiskey in original paper wrapper; bottled, labelled and capsuled in their own warehouse, €1,500 (€800–€1,200).
Lot 487(a), bottle of pre-1919 Jameson whiskey, bottled by Lyle & Kinahan, Donegal Square, Belfast, €1,100 (€600–€1,200).
Lot 487(b), early 20th-century bottle of 10-year-old John Jameson & Son Dublin Whiskey, €900 (€400–€600).
Forthcoming auctions and events
Dolan’s Art Auction House, Carnmore, Co Galway. Art and Antiques auction in Ballyconneely, Co Galway, Monday August 6th and Tuesday August 7th, 12.30pm each day. Paintings, furniture, silver, toys, rugs, coins, books and decorative objects.
For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see dolansart.com
Morgan O’Driscoll, 1 Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Irish Art Online. Viewing in Skibbereen this weekend; bidding ends Tuesday August 7th. Paintings by Arthur K Maderson, John Kingerlee, Daniel O’Neill, Liam Treacey, Frank McKelvey, George Gillespie, Markey Robinson and many more.
Lot 9, John Shinnors, Figure by the Black Sea, €7,000–€9,000.
Lot 8, Letitia Marion Hamilton, Glimpse of Houses and Trees on a Windy Day, €4,000–€6,000.
Lot 7, Percy French, Connemara Landscape, €3,000–€5,000.
Lot 56, Norah McGuinness, Howth, Co Dublin €3,000–€5,000.
Lot 28, Basil Blackshaw, Dunadry Garden, €2,500–€3,500.
Lot 52 Jack B Yeats, Children Playing the Whirly Gigs, €1,500–€2,000.
For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see morganodriscoll.com
Birr Vintage Week Antique and Art Fair: County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly, Sunday, August 5th and Monday August 6th, 11.00am to 6.00pm, admission Sunday €5 (covers both days). Monday €3.50, children free.
Celebrating its 50th birthday this year, this fair is at the heart of Birr Vintage Week, and features 25 stands with silver, paintings, jewellery, furniture, coins and banknotes, porcelain, vintage items, decorative objects and much, much more.
AVA Antique and Collectors Fair: Leighinmohr Avenue, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Sunday, August 5th, 11 am to 5pm, admission £2.00, children free. Includes porcelain and ceramics, glass, prints, furniture, silver and vintage accessories.