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Penny Day, head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams in London: “One good picture is worth 10 average ones.” Photograph: Martin Maybank

Irish woman Penny Day is head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams on New Bond Street in London. Bonhams is a privately owned Br(...)

A painting by Jack B Yeats valued at up to £200,000 (€224,000), unseen in public for more than 50 years will go on display in Dublin on Monday at Bonh(...)

Only 29 models of the Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, arguably the world’s most beautiful car were made and this one has survived against the odds.

A convertible (open-top) Mercedes-Benz car made in Germany more than 80 years ago – with a colourful and intriguing provenance - is expected to sell (...)

‘A Summer Evening – The Thames’ (oil-on-canvas painted circa 1913) by Sir John Lavery £80,000-£120,000 (€101k-€151k)

Auction Results: Wednesday (June 15th) Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London. A set of 12 police “mugshot” photographs of Irish Volunteers arrested in Dublin(...)

Top row: (left-to-right): 1 P.E. Sweeney; 2 J.J. Walsh; 3 T Hunter; 4 W Tobin.  Middle Row: 5 J Byrne; 6 P Beazley; 7 D O’Callaghan; 8 J Bevan.  Bottom row: 9 P.C. Doyle;  10 J Melinn; 11 J.J. Hughes; 12 “unknown”.

To the British authorities in 1916 Dublin they were a “dirty dozen” of criminals; to Irish nationalists “twelve good men and true”. A portfolio of 12(...)

Paul Henry’s “Connemara Landscape”, a traditional image of thatched cottages, turf stacks and cumulous clouds, made €100,000

Summer may have just begun but all three main Dublin art auctioneers have already wrapped up their summer sales. So, as the half-way point of 2016 app(...)

‘By-Pass No 4’  by Martin Gale

Auction Results: Sunday (May 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Fine Period Interiors Auction. 77 per cent of lots sold. On the Lagoon, Ve(...)

For auction John Weldon Auctioneers: a diamond- and jade-set butterfly brooch set in 18ct gold (€1,500-€2,500)

Auction results  Monday (April 11th) Dix Noonan Webb, London. Auction of “Paper Money”. A 1928 Irish Free State “Lady Lavery” £50 note – “one(...)

A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cabriolet, once owned by Lord Louis Mountbatten,  Britain’s last viceroy of India who was murdered by the IRA in 1979

Vintage and classic cars are popular with wealthy collectors and the prices achieved can be extraordinary. The top end of the market is dominated by i(...)

Jane Beattie: ‘Occasionally, we come across precious objects that people have lived with for many years and disregarded. Finding these and breaking the exciting news is perhaps my favourite aspect of the job’

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. B(...)

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