Sylvia Beach and James Joyce.

Ulysses is now widely regarded as one of the greatest works of western literature, invariably topping lists of best novel categories, and holding a re(...)

Lot 268, an 18th century   German table box. It sold for €36,000

While auction catalogues can make fine bedtime reading, the highly-charged atmosphere through the online audio link of Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Birr on (...)

‘Three Studies for a Portrait’ (1976), a triptych  painting by Francis Bacon

Auction Results Tuesday (March 6th) Christie’s, London: Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Three Studies for a Portrait (1976), a triptych(...)

“Old masters” paintings are enjoying a welcome renaissance in the fickle international art market which might bode well for a powerful painting entitl(...)

Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, by Sir Frederic William Burton

A draft version of one of Ireland’s most famous paintings – Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Sir Frederic William Burton –(...)

Lot 632, a pair of ‘pince-nez’  (pinch-nose) glasses once owned by WB Yeats sold for €10,000 – more than 16 times the top estimate of €500-€600

Auction Results Tuesday (November 14th) Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. The Chatsworth Fine Art Sale including “The Final Chapter(...)

WB Yeats wearing his signature glasses.

The Yeats family collection – art, antiques, letters and various collectibles associated with Ireland’s best-known 20th-century cultural family – is t(...)

A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift made £72,000 at Dix Noonan Web

Thursday (July 20th) Dix Noonan Webb, London. A Zulu War medal awarded to Dublin-born Corporal James Bushe after the defence of Rorke’s Drift £72,000 (...)

Stained-glass image, St Patrick Our National Apostle – Pray For Us, on show at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

The room devoted to stained glass in the wonderfully-refurbished Dargan Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland is a reminder of the importance of thi(...)

“Farmstead with Cows Grazing by the River” by Frank McKelvey: Lot 8 (€4,000-€6,000) in the March 6th sale at Morgan O’Driscoll auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Auction results Wednesday (March 1st) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, hosted an auction of 19th century European, Victorian and British Impression(...)

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