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