Smurfit secures world record for a Gerard Dillon at Sotheby’s

Results and forthcoming auctions

Auction results

Adam's St Stephen's Green, Important Irish Art Sale, September 2ndPaul Henry, Hay Stooks with Cottages, €100,000 (€50,000-€70,000); Jack BYeats, Bound for the Islands, €90,000 (€50,000-€70,000); Paul Henry, Connemara Landscape, €70,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Louis le Brocquy, Uccello Aubusson tapestry, €65,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Paul Henry, Bogland Kerry €38,000 (€40,000-€60,000).

Sotheby's Irish Art sale, including Michael Smurfit collection, September 9th
A world record was set for Gerard Dillon, with The Dreamer achieving £378,000 (€413,815) against a reserve of £100,000-£150,000. Gerard Dillon, Tory Island, £44,100 (£18,000-£25,000). Two John Butler Yeats sketchbooks, £13,860 (£2,000-£3,000); Harry Clarke, The Playboy of the Western World, £27,720 (£6,000-£8,000); Sir John Lavery, Tea at Palm Springs, £69,300 (£40,000-£60,000). Louis le Brocquy's Travelling Woman with Newspaper, and John Lavery's Lady Evelyn Farquhar sold post-sale for undisclosed sums. Sotheby's does not publish post-sale results, and listed results include premiums.

Forthcoming Auctions

Sunday, September 20th

Victor Mee, Cloverhill, Belturbet, Co Cavan, Decorative Interiors online auction
To include antique writing slope, penny farthing bicycle, refectory tables and leather chairs. See


Tuesday, September 22nd
Gormley's Dublin and Belfast, Online Art Auction

To feature works by Norman Teeling, Cecil Maguire, George Gillespie and Graham Knuttel. See

Tuesday, September22nd-Thursday, September 24th
Legacy of the Big House sale

To include lot 154, limited edition bronze Arkle and Pat Taaffe by Emma McDermott (€8,00-€ 12,000); Irish four-handled medieval wooden mether (lot 1, €8,000-€12,000) and a selection of art, Crown Derby urns, and a 19th-century Japanese ivory chest (lot 1,429, €3,000-€5,000). See

Wednesday, September 23rd-Friday, September 25th
O'Reilly's, Francis Street, Dublin, Fine Jewellery online auction

Selection of engagement rings, the highlight of which is lot 172, a 6.5ct diamond solitaire (€25,000-€28,000) and a collection of gentlemen's watches. Vintage Ciro tiara which can be worn as a tiara or a necklace (€200-€400); diamond set, open-cuff bangle, 6.00cts of diamonds (€3,700-€4,200); antique diamond and ruby-hinged bangle (€3,000-€4,000); diamond plaque bracelet, 18.00ct of diamonds (€17,500-€20,000). See

Until September 24th
Christie's, London, Snowdon, A Life in Art and Objects online sale

150 lots from the private collection of Anthony Armstrong-Jones to include furniture, books, porcelain, works of art and photography. See

Saturday, September 26th
Lynes and Lynes, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, Fine Furniture and Art online auction

Contents from properties in Monkstown and Clonakilty to include 368 lots. Lady Kate Dobbin, Boats at Ballincurra (€300-€500); 9ct gold medal depicting the Cork coats of arms, the reverse inscribed "Presented by Sean French TD, Lord Mayor of Cork, Confined Flying Mile. August 25th, 1928" (€300-€ 500); antique pram and four cases (€40-€60); pair of leather wingback armchairs (€600-€1,000); Lady Kate Dobbin, Ship unloading on the Cork Quays (€600-€1,000); four Georgian salts (€100-€200); Georgian mahogany Irish hunt table (€1,500-€2,000); 21ct gold and enamel necklace (€1,000-€1,500); pair of heavy antique cast-iron entrance gates and side gates (€300-€500); 19th-century Cantonese vase (€400-€600); Theodore R Hubback: Elephant and Seldang Hunting in the Federated Malay States, London 1905, (€1,000-€1,500). See

Monday, September 28th

Whyte's RDS Dublin, Important Irish and International Art Sale

Until Monday, 28th September
Adam's, St Stephen's Green, Online art auction

Monday, September 28th–Wednesday, September 30th
Fonsie Mealy, Castlecomer, Chatsworth Autumn Fine Art Sale

To include furniture, paintings, Irish art, silver, oriental ceramics, jewellery, vintage cars, carpets and textiles, fireplaces, taxidermy and collectables. See

Tuesday, September 29th
Gormley's Dublin and Belfast, Online Jewellery Sale

107 lots to include watches, rings and mid-priced jewels. See

Tuesday, October 6th
Lev Mitchell Auction, Regina House, Slane, Co Meath

Contents of Regina House in Slane which was owned by the late Tom and Eileen Cooney. The Cooney family originally owned the Brazen Head in Dublin and the sale includes items from the public house in addition to Asian ceramics, oriental rugs and furnishings from the 18th and 19th centuries. See