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A tiny Tunbridge Ware sewing kit in the form of a grand piano achieved €2,400 (€200-€300) through Mullen’s of Laurel Park

Recent sales at Irish auctions and indeed international auctions with Irish connections, realised some strong results. It was a particularly good week(...)

 Stone sculpture of a bearded man, €400-€600, Sheppard’s

To truly appreciate ornamental garden architecture requires a backdrop other than the yard of an auction room to allow would-be buyers to see how piec(...)

Lot 18 Important Venetian vioin attributed to the Pelizon family €15,000- 20,000

Sheppard’s upcoming sale in Durrow Co Laois on May 16th has just over 100 lots – far shy of the usual 1,000-plus items that usually feature in its mon(...)

Michael Craig Martin’s portrait of George Michael achieved £175,000 (£40,000-£60,000) at Christie’s.

Auction Results Christie’s March 14th and 15th: The George Michael Collection The sale raised in excess of €13 million for the late singer’s philant(...)

Set of armchairs by Gio Ponti sold for 4,800 (estimate €5,000-€7,000)

Tuesday saw Adams hold its first ever mid-century sale at its St Stephen’s Green premises, to an audience of both Irish and international bidders. The(...)

Simone de Beauvoir: “I loved Sartre, of course.”

A collection of 112 love letters penned by the novelist, existentialist philosopher and original feminist Simone de Beauvoir has just been sold by the(...)

Aoife Quinn, a daughter of Seán Quinn, who owned the Holiday Inn in Nottingham before it was seized by the IBRC. Photograph: Eric Luke

The value of a Nottingham hotel controlled by State-controlled Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has risen to £8.5 million (€10.7 million) ahead of a (...)

Vivien Leigh’s  charm bracelet, with a top estimate of £1,500, made £33,750 at Sotheby’s

The recent London auctions of the personal collections of two Hollywood stars – Vivien Leigh and Audrey Hepburn – were spectacular successes and prove(...)

Raine, Countess Spencer is one of those names that seems vaguely familiar. She was a member of English ‘high society’ in the late 20th century best kn(...)

Detail from “Untitled 1982” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Adam Clayton bought the drawing from a Manhattan art gallery in 1990, and it will go on auction at Christie’s in London in March.

Adam Clayton, the guitarist with rock band U2 and a well-known art collector, is selling a drawing by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in a Christ(...)

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