What it went for: auction results
A yachting trophy, a jade butterfly and a ticket for the game on Bloody Sunday
This diamond and jade butterfly brooch in 18ct gold sold for €1,500 through John Weldon Auctioneers
Friday (April 15th), Sotheby’s, New York. An 18 in silver trophy in the shape of a shell (below), 141oz, presented to the winner of a yacht race held in 1853 at the Royal St George Yacht Club’s regatta in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), sold for $40,000 (approximately €35,000) – well in excess of the estimate ($20,000-$30,000).
Tuesday (April 19th),Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The history sale, 70 per cent of lots sold. Lot 40: a presentation sabre awarded to Col Charles Verker, the “hero of Collooney”, for his defeat of French troops under the command of Gen Humbert at the Battle of Collooney on September 5th, 1798, €29,000 (€30,000-€40,000); Lot 85, Patrick Pearse’s walking stick, €1,300 (€400- €600); Lot 160A, a ticket for the Dublin-Tipperary football match at Croke Park on November 21st, 1920 – Bloody Sunday, €4,200 (€3,000-€5,000); Lot 211, a photograph album of Queen Victoria’s visit to Ireland in 1900, €670 (€400-€600); Lot 313, an illuminated address of welcome presented by the lord mayor of Dublin in 1915 to the new viceroy, Lord Wimborne, €480 (€200- €400); Lot 316, a bottle of 1916 Allman’s Pure Irish Pot still whiskey, €6,600 (€6,000-€10,000). Lot 71, a handwritten letter by Michael Collins, dated February 9th, 1922, to a journalist at the Boston Globe, and estimated at €12,000-€15,000, failed to sell.
For the full list of results see adams.ie Tuesday (April 19th), John Weldon Auctioneers, Temple Bar, Dublin; 65 per cent sold. A diamond and jade butterfly brooch (above) in 18ct gold, €1,500 (€1,500-€2,500); a diamond two-stone twist ring in platinum, €7,500 (€3,500-€5,500); a sapphire and diamond three-stone ring set in 18ct gold, €4,500 (€4,000-€5,000); a rare James II gold guinea, dated 1685, €2,700 (€2,000-€4,000).
Monday (April 25th), De Veres Auction of design and Irish art at the Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street. Dublin 2, at 6pm including classic 20th-century Danish and Italian design furniture. Viewing under way at de Veres gallery, 35 Kildare Street.
Wednesday (April 27th), Victor Mitchell Auctioneers, Mount Butler Salerooms, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Antique furnishings and decorative interiors auction at 10.30am. More than 750 lots. For online catalogue see victormitchell.com
Tomorrow, Sunday (April 24th), Midlands antiques, art and vintage fair, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Dealers offering antique furniture, Irish art, jewellery, silver, coins and banknotes, china and porcelain, books, clocks, military medals and other militaria. 11am-6pm. Tomorrow, Sunday (April 24th), Antiques fair, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow. 11.30am – 6pm.