Vintage fair and opera in Lismore; results from the salerooms
Chinese blue and white dragon bowl fetches €95,000 at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House
Chinese blue and white dragon bowl, made €95,000 at Sheppard’s
The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is in full flow this weekend with Rossini among the roses at Lismore Castle’s lovely gardens, talks and recitals at Cappoquin House, pop-up restaurants and an antiques fair.
L’Italiana in Algeri is one of Rossini’s sunniest operas, but if the light-and-shade give-and-take of chamber music is more your thing, you’d do well to check out the festival orchestra’s recital tomorrow at noon. It presents a selection of sounds specifically chosen to go with the glorious 18th-century interiors at Cappoquin House.
All this plus a wide selection of antiques and collectibles at the Lismore Antiques and Fine Art Fair, today and tomorrow, 11am to 6pm. Among the 20-plus stands featuring furniture, glass, silver, paintings, jewellery and much, much more you’ll find Danker’s from Dublin and Catherine Gabbett from Kilkenny. Admission is €3.50 for adults; children go free.
AVA Antique Fair, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. Sunday June 3rd, 11am-5pm. Admission €2, children free. Jewellery, art, silver, books and ephemera, glass, collectibles, curios and more. Valuations and advice given on the day.
Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath. Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 1.30pm. House contents auction at the home of Ernie and May McPhilips, Drumbear, Ballybay Road, Monaghan. This modest bungalow was crammed with items collected over a 30-year period. More than 900 lots including furniture, paintings, silver and china, rugs, jewellery, collectible and general household. Also to include the contents of Monread House, Sandycove, Dublin. A marquee has been erected in the garden to allow for extra viewing space; drinks, sandwiches and snacks will be available on auction days. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see matthewsauctionrooms.com
Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art, Bandon, Co Cork. Interiors and Fine Art auction, May 27th.
Arthur Maderson, Evening Tallow Horse Fair, €950. Darius Joseph MacEgan, pencil portrait of Michael Collins, €460. Serpentine-fronted mahogany glazed cabinet, €1,150. Blue and white Rouleau form vase, €1,450.
Marquetry inlaid display cabinet, €900. Killarney ware chess set with “Made in the Gap of Dunloe” inscribed, €400. hegartyantiques.com
O’Reilly’s Fine Art, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, May 23rd.
Diamond three-stone ring, old brilliant-cut diamonds of approximately 4.60 carats, mounted in platinum with diamond shoulders, €22,500 (€20,000–€25,000).
Emerald and diamond oval cluster ring with one oval-cut Colombian emerald of 2.10 carats and diamonds of approx 1.64 carats, mounted in 18ct gold, €7,200 (€6,500–€7,500). Sapphire and diamond line bracelet set with square step-cut sapphires of 16.00 carats and round brilliant-cut diamonds of 2.00 carats, €6,200 (€6,500–€7,500). Pair of sapphire and diamond drop earrings mounted in 18-carat white gold, on shepherd’s hook fittings, €5,000 (€5,000–€6,000). For more results see oreillysfineart.com
Sheppard’s, The Square, Durrow, Co Laois. Lissanisky House sale, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, May 15th and 16th.
87 per cent of lots sold. Chinese blue and white dragon bowl (possibly Ming), €95,000 (€20,000–€30,000). Pair of 19th-century painted demi-lune console tables, €13,500 (€8,000–€12,000). Alexander St Marie painting, circa 1880, Ready for the Hunt €13,000 (€12,000–€14,000). Raphael Sinet Y Perez, The Doge’s Palace, Venice €11,000 (€10,000–€12,000). Frank O’Meara, West Brittany: A Coastal Inlet €9,500 (€3,000–€5,000). Queen Anne period walnut cabinet circa 1700, €3,400 (€1,500–€2,000). Set of six silver-mounted whisky decanters, €800 (€150-€250). sheppards.ie