Sheppards three day sale in Durrow, Co. Laois on Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday and Thursday December 1 and 2 features much of interest to collectors. Among over 1,500 lots there are 96 pieces of Chinese ceramics from the same Co. Carlow private collection which yielded the Qianlong vase which made 110,000 earlier this year.
The early 18th century Irish gilt console table featured here is estimated at 8,000-12,000. The 18th century Irish tea table with circular serpentine scallop carved top is estimated at 5,000-8,000. The Chinese Imari ginger jar is estimated at 2,000-3,000 and the Chinese blue and white dish has an estimate of 50-150. The large Chinese punch bowl, decorated with pheasant and quail in a rocky landscape amid peony blossoms is estimated at 1,400-1,800.
The auction begins each day at 2 p.m.
POSTPONED TWICE DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER. WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 14, 15 and 16