What it went for: Auction results
A boycott notice, a library and a bronze Bloomsday
Saturday (March 26th) O’Donovan & Associates Auctioneers, North Quay, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Antiques and house clearance “Easter Auction” at 11am. A 1920 War of Independence handwritten boycott notice for a grocery shop in Tulla, Co Clare issued by “Oglaigh na H-Éireann - West Clare Brigade IRA”. Sold for €475 (€300-€400) online to an Irish ex-pat bidder in Dubai.
Wednesday (March 30th) Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly . The Library of the late Mr Gill Ruttledge. An Embassy Sent by the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham or Emperour of China, printed in London in 1669, € 2,100 (€3,000-€5,000); The Punishments of China, published in 1801, €750 (€600-€800). The Antiquities of Ireland by Francis Grose, published in 1791, €2,700 (€3,000-€4,000); In Fairyland - Pictures from the Elf World with coloured plates by Richard Doyle, published in 1870, €480 (€400-€500); Essays on Syphilis by John Hamilton (Surgeon to the Richmond Hospital, Dublin) published in 1849, €140 (€120-€150); The Death of Fionavar – From The Triumph of Maeve by Eva Gore-Booth, with illustrations by Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markievicz), published in 1916, euro €200 (€60-€80).
Sunday (April 3rd) Matthews Auction Rooms annual antiques auction on the premises of Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath. 1.30pm.
Sunday (April 3rd) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, The Bypass, Bandon, Co Cork. Antiques auction at 3pm. To include the contents of the collection of the late Margaret Ridgeway, founder of the Kilcolman National Nature Reserve in Doneraile, Co Cork, including items previously in the collection of Doneraile Court.
Tuesday (April 5th) Adams Blackrock, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Art and antiques auction at 11am. Lot 135 is a bronze panel entitled Bloomsday by the late Irish sculptor James McKenna who died in 2000, measuring 51cm high and 60cm wide estimated at €2,000- €3,000. (Pictured below) For online catalogue see adamsblackrock.com
Saturday & Sunday (April 9th & 10th) The Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA) , in association with the OPW, antiques fair in the stables wing of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare. 10 am-5 pm each day; entry free. Twenty IADA dealers selling furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery, books, prints, porcelain, etc.