What it went for: auction highlights

James Bond memorabilia at Christie’s, fine period interiors at Adam’s and a Dublin book fair to look forward to

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, by the English artist Waldron West,   formerly hung in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co Tipperary and made   €13,000

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, by the English artist Waldron West, formerly hung in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co Tipperary and made €13,000

 

Auction results  

Thursday (February 18th)
Christie’s, London. Charity auction (for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders) of memorabilia from Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series. All lots were sold, including an Aston Martin DB10 car for £2.4 million (£1 million-£1.5 million) and a Spectre Blu-ray (disc) signed by Daniel Craig, together with a pair of initialled “JB” Tom Ford lapis lazuli cufflinks worn by him in the opening scene of the film, £30,000 (£3,000-£5,000).

Saturday (February 20th)
Lynes & Lynes Auctioneers, Carrrigtwohill, Cork. A painting that formerly hung in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co Tipperary, entitled Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day by the English artist Waldron West €13,000 (€5,000-€10,000); the grandfather clock from the lobby of the hotel fetched €3,000 (€3,000-€5,000).

Sunday (February 21st )
Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green. “Fine period interiors” auction. Some 77 per cent of lots sold. A Victorian London Martinware glazed pottery tobacco jar and cover modelled in the form of a standing bird fetched €13,000 (€15,000-€25,000); a 19th-century French marble and ormolu mounted “balloon” mantel clock by Duterte of Paris €9,500 (€2,000-€3,000); an Irish George II mahogany grandfather clock by William Ross, Cork €6,400 (€4,000-€6,000); an 18th-century Queen Anne walnut veneered bureau cabinet €4,800 (€5,000-€8,000); a set of four late Victorian silver table candlesticks by London silversmiths Langley, Archer and West €4,400 (€3,000-€5,000); a group of 18th- and 19th-century scientific instruments including a timber-cased protractor set dated 1765 and a sharkskin-cased geometry set €250 (€200-€300).


Forthcoming auctions 


Sunday (February 28th)
Lev Mitchell & Sons, Auctioneers and Valuers onsite auction at The Glebe House, Dowth, Drogheda, Co Meath, at 2pm. Lots include: a “very rare steward’s badge from Slane Races, 1903”; a portrait of Patrick James Carroll, founder of the PJ Carroll tobacco company; a letter from the Duke of Leinster to Mr Carroll “thanking him for the gift of a packet of cigars”; plus coins, medals and old Irish banknotes.

Forthcoming fairs

Sunday (February 28th)
Dublin City Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am-5pm.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.