What it went for: Auction results
Paintings by Roderic O’Conor, William Leech, Sir John Lavery and Paul Henry all sell; Irish silver and march hares on the market
‘The Housekeeper’ by William Leech, made €70,000 at De Veres
An Irish silver dish ring with a blue glass liner made in Dublin in 1916 by Weir & Son, engraved ‘Presented to John Kennedy ESQ. by Lord Justice Molony in remembrance of the perils of Easter Monday 1916’. For auction by John Weldon, it has an estimate of €5,000-€10,000
Monday (March 7th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin. Irish Art Auction.75 per cent of lots sold. Nature Morte – Flowers on a table, a still life by Roderic O’Conor €80,000 (€60,000-€90,000); The Housekeeper by William Leech €70,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Winter Trees by Paul Henry €44,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Jeune Fille au Bouquet de Violettes by Roderic O’Conor €40,000 (€40,000-€60,000); Composition: Two Elements by Mainie Jellett €36,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Steamers in the Harbour, St Jean de Luz by Sir John Lavery €18,000 (€15,000-€20,000); The Coronation Coach by Sir John Lavery €9,000 (€5,000-€7,000); The Woods in Springtime (watercolour) by Mildred Anne Butler €3,800 (€2,000-€4,000); Bird and Grapes by Patrick Hennessy €3,300 (€3,000-€5,000); Dogs by William Osborne €3,000 (€3,000-€5,000); The Potato Diggers by Markey Robinson €2,400 (€2,500-€3,500).
Tuesday (March 15th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple, Bar, Dublin. Auction of Irish silver, diamond jewellery, and gold and platinum coins at 2pm. Viewing today from noon. An Irish silver dish ring with a blue glass liner made in Dublin in 1916 by Weir & Son engraved “Presented to John Kennedy ESQ. by Lord Justice Molony in remembrance of the perils of Easter Monday 1916” (€5,000-€10,000); an Irish silver oval butter dish by Joseph Jackson, Dublin, circa 1780, (€800-€1,500); a Pope John Paul II/ Knock Centenary platinum medallion by John Roche of Grafton Street (€1,200-€1,800). Tuesday (March 15th) Hares on the March – A charity auction of fibreglass sculptures of hares by a selection of Irish artists in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation at 7pm in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin. See haresonthemarch.ie
Sunday (March 13th) Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin 3. Antiques and Vintage Fair. 11am- 6pm. Dealers include Jim Magill, a film-poster specialist providing a free valuation service on all “movie ephemera”.
Saturday and Sunday (March 19th & 20th) South Court Hotel, Limerick. A two-day National Antiques, Art and Vintage Fair with 100 dealers. 11am–6pm both days. Described as “the biggest gathering of antiques dealers anywhere in Ireland”.