What sold and what’s coming up in the salerooms
Painting by Walter Osborne hits the top of its estimate and Morgan O’Driscoll
‘Rags, Bones and Bottles’ by Walter Frederick Osborne, €120,000 (€80,000-€120,000)
Monday (December 4th) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Irish & International Art, RHA, Dublin 2. 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 50, Rags, Bones and Bottles by Walter Frederick Osborne, €120,000 (€80,000-€120,000); Lot 60, 9.2.89 by Sean Scully, €66,000 (€70,000-€100,000); Lot 24, A Village by the Bog by Paul Henry, €58,000 (€60,000-€80,000); Lot 63, Head In Retrospect (1974) (Opus 360) by Louis le Brocquy, €45,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Lot 85, Connemara Cottages by Paul Henry, €40,000 (€30,000-€50,000); Lot 21, The Last Cockerel in Monaghan, €15,000 (€10,000-€15,000); Lot 69 The Kiss (bronze sculpture) by Rowan Gillespie, €13,000 (€8,000-€12,000); Lot 46, The Turf Cart, Roundstone by Letitia Hamilton, €9,000 (€8,000-€12,000); Among the unsold lots were: Lot 32, Two Horses Exercising by Basil Blackshaw (€25,000-€35,000); and, Lot 80, Head of Melanie le Brocquy by Louis le Brocquy (€20,000-€30,000). For more results see mprganodriscoll.com
Tuesday (December 5th) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sale of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Fine Wines at the Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 84 per cent of lots sold. Lot 387, an early 18th century atlas, The World Described by the cartographer Hermann Moll, with a collection of hand-coloured maps, published c 1726, €30,000 (€15,000-€20,000).
Tomorrow, Sunday (December 10th) Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork. Antiques auction at 4pm. Jewellery, furniture and art. Viewing underway. Among the jewellery is Lot 70, a gold pendant with 26 oval peridots (olive-green gemstones with a total weight of 32.05cts) in the shape of a heart €4,000-€6,000. For catalogue see hegartyantiques.com
Monday (December 11th) Whyte’s Christmas Sale at the Freemasons’ Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 at 6pm. Art including paintings from the estate of the artist Robert Taylor Carson, ceramics, rare books, sculpture, jewellery, silver, sports memorabilia, film posters, fine wines and spirits including Lot 324, a bottle of Acushla Finest Old Irish Whiskey, the brand was part of the Dublin Whiskey Export Co and flourished in America in the years before Prohibition, €800-€1,200. For catalogue see whytes.ie
Tuesday (December 12th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s green, Dublin 2. Two-art auction, The Christmas Collection. Part 1 at 11am features silver, jewellery and wine including Lot 231, an Egyptian silver and gold mounted cigarette case, formerly the owned by King Farouk of Egypt (1936-1952), presented in appreciation to the father of the vendor, a young naval officer who assisted his exile in Italy, €1,500-€2,000; Part 2 of the auction, at 6pm features art and books including Lot 542, A Prospect of Irish Flowers by Wendy Walsh (published by The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, signed and numbered 32 out of a limited edition of 125, contained in a slipcase) €700-€900. For catalogue see adams.ie
Tuesday (December 12th) John Weldon Auctioneers, The Music Hall, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery, silver and gold at 2pm. For catalogue see jwa.ie
Wednesday (December 13th) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery at 1pm. 570 Lots including Lot 279, a Victorian diamond star brooch pendant in a fitted case by Asprey, €12,000-€15,000; and Lot 251, a ruby, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Smets & Hunter, Paris, €7,000-€8,000.
Tomorrow, Sunday (December 10th) The Dublin City Book Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. 11am-5pm. Rare, antiquarian and second-hand books for sale. Free valuations offered by dealers and a bookbinder will also attend to offer free advice on the restoration of books.