An email of this Chinese moonflask was sent to Sotheby's in Dublin by an Irish collector. The flask is estimated to be worth £150,000-£200,000 and will be offered in their Chinese Sale later this year

There is no spinning it, we now find ourselves in uncharted waters in the art and antiques market. However Irish auction houses are still open for bus(...)

Lot 1117 Ortelius Map of Ireland 1598 €800-€1,200 Sheppard’s

While the use of maps today has been replaced by modern GPS systems, and we no longer consult atlases and charts to traverse land and sea, historicall(...)

Stuart Simmons of Harwell Technical Services and Ken Bergin, head of special collections at the Glucksman Library. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

A rare national treasure of early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 13th century has been placed in the care of the University of Limeric(...)