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    THE PINK LEGACY AT CHRISTIE’S IN GENEVA

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

    The Pink Legacy

    THE Pink Legacy, the largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond ever offered at auction by Christie’s come up in Geneva on November 13.  Weighing just under 19 carats this exceptional rectangular-cut gem will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. From the Oppenheimer Family it is estimated at US $30-50 million.

    Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery commented:“The discovery of this previously unrecorded and remarkable diamond will cause immense excitement with collectors and connoisseurs of diamonds around the world. The Pink Legacy will be exhibited on a global tour prior to being auctioned on 13 November at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Its exceptional provenance will no doubt propel it into a class of its own as one of the world’s greatest diamonds.”

    The Pink Legacy has been awarded the highest diamond color grading of VIVID by the Gemological Institute of America. Vivid coloured diamonds are the most strongly saturated gems, displaying the optimum hue of the stone. It is a classic rectangular cut diamond, a cut that is traditionally used for white stones, and weighs an extraordinary 18.96 carats. Most pink diamonds of this colour weigh less than a carat.

    In the saleroom fancy vivid pink diamonds over ten carats are virtually unheard of. Only four vivid pink diamonds of over ten carats have been offered at auction. An historic level was reached last November when Christie’s Hong Kong sold ‘The Pink Promise’, an oval-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond of just under fifteen carats for US$32,480,500 (U$2,175,519 per carat), which established and remains the world auction record price per carat for any pink diamond.

    LEGACY OF THE BIG HOUSE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Friday, September 21st, 2018

    THE Legacy of the Big House is the title of the two day sale at Sheppards in Durrow on September 25-26.  There will be more than 1,000 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    PAIR OF LARGE NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRONZE AND SIENNA MARBLE MEDICI URNS (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 4,600 AT HAMMER

    Late 18th century Irish carved and painted gilt wood mirror (1,400-1,800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER

    CARVED GILT WOOD CONSOLE TABLE, c1750 (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1550 AT HAMMER

    THIS ENGLISH SCHOOL 17TH CENTURY PORTRAIT IS THE CATALOGUE COVER LOT (800-1,200)

    LADY BLUE EYES: PROPERTY OF BARBARA AND FRANK SINATRA AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Fine art, decorative art and furniture collected by the Frank and Barbara Sinatra, as well as objects and memorabilia left to Barbara upon her husband’s passing, and her jewellery and accessories will come up at  series of auctions at Sotheby’s in New York in December.  The Lady Blue Eyes sale will offer a rare window into the personal lives of the famed couple, through hundreds of works that Barbara and Frank assembled and lived with together throughout their 22-year marriage.  It is drawn primarily from the Sinatras’ residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu.

    Highlights will include: film and entertainment memorabilia, including Frank Sinatra’s personal copies of scripts from movies and projects across his career; fine art including a Norman Rockwell portrait of Frank, works by Pablo Picasso and Childe Hassam, and a number of works painted by Frank.  There is jewellery collected by Barbara Sinatra from iconic houses including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Marina B; a wealth of political and presidential memorabilia, including autographed books, awards and photographs related to presidents spanning from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton; a selection of personal effects including photographs with fellow Rat Pack members and other entertainment partners.

    There will be an auction of December 6 and a magnificent jewels sale on December 4 with a live online only sale from November 27-December 7.

    Childe Hassam, Bathers and Cloud Reflections, 1914

    Pair of Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Earclips, Marina B, France

    Frank Sinatra, Abstract after Mondrian, 1991

    Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy at the 1961 Inaugural Gala

    ARETHA FRANKLIN AUCTION BY JULIEN’S AT HARD ROCK CAFE, NEW YORK

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    Property from the career of Aretha Franklin will come up at Julien’s Auctions sale at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on November 10.  Over 30 stage worn dresses and accessories worn by the eighteen time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and one of the best-selling musical artists of all time who sold more than 75 million records worldwide, will be included in the two-day music Icons and Idols Rock-n-Roll sale on November 9 and 10.

    ARETHA FRANKLIN BILL CLINTON INAUGURATION GOWN ($2,000-3,000)

    ARETHA FRANKLIN THE BLUES BROTHERS 2000 CREW JACKET ($300-500).

    LYNES AND LYNES SALE IN CO. CORK ON SATURDAY

    Monday, September 17th, 2018

    Books, silver, furniture, chandeliers and mirrors, collectors items, garden furniture, rugs and items of Cork interest will come up at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 22.  There are 460 lots and the catalogue is online. Here is a sample:

    RARE PUB MIRROR WITH LISMORE CASTLE AT VICTOR MEE’S SALE

    Sunday, September 16th, 2018

    A rare Mitchell’s Old Irish Whiskey advertising mirror depicting Lismore Castle will come up at Victor Mee’s advertising and pub memorabilia sale in Co. Cavan on September 19.  It is from the Crotty family of Lismore who have held the piece for at least four generations.

    It remained for generations on the wall of the family bar until the pub’s closure in the 1960s. The mirror’s original owner, Thomas Crotty, passed away in July 1902.

    “This unique piece was the only item kept from the family’s original bar, so clearly it has been cherished by the family throughout the years,” said auctioneer Victor Mee.

    “It will be to their benefit that the piece was so well looked after and kept close to the family for these years.”  He has valued it at 5,000-7,000 and reckons that due to its age, good condition and rarity it could make more.

    ANCIENT MEXICAN STATUE FOR AUCTION IN KINSALE

    Saturday, September 15th, 2018

    An ancient Mexican statue possibly dating to the 3rd century BC is one of the more unusual lots at Aidan Foley’s sale in aid of the RNLI in Kinsale on September 16. The 76 cms tall figure is accompanied by an authentication report from CIRAM, the French radio carbon dating laboratory, and is estimated at 10,000-15,000.

    The cause is exceptional so this sale has attracted a variety of quality lots ranging from the Lipton Challenge Cup presented to Cove Sailing Club, Cork Harbour in 1921 by Sir Thomas Lipton to a tanzanite and diamond ring donated by Loretta Brennan Glucksman. The wide variety on offer includes contents from the former Lovetts Restaurant in Cork, Irish and English silver, art, furniture and jewellery.

    Ancient Mexican statue  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    The Lipton Cup

    VIEWING NOW UNDERWAY FOR WHYTE’S LATEST COLLECTOR’S SALE

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    The Eclectic Collection sale at Whyte’s in Dublin on September 15 is the latest in this series of increasingly popular auctions.  This one has almost 600 lots ranging from a Celtic Revival harp from Sydney, Australia to a copy of the Irish Proclamation to Bono’s schoolboy copy of Lord of the Flies.  The catalogue is online and the auction is now on view.  Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE: THE GROSS TOTAL OF THE SALE CAME TO 420,000

    Padraig Pearse chair from St. Enda’s School sold for 7,800 at hammer.

    1916 (24 APRIL) THE PROCLAMATION OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC. AN ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT. UPDATE: THIS WAS SOLD IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION FOR 100,000.

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CELTIC REVIVAL HARP BY JAMES MCFALL, BELFAST. (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,000 AT HAMMER

    1830S SIX VIEWS OF NEW YORK AND ITS ENVIRONS BY WH BARTLETT (300-400)  UDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY AT WHYTE’S ECLECTIC COLLECTOR SALE

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    In June 1919 the British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara in a modified First World War bomber which they crash landed in a field.   Local man Jim Fawl removed a souvenir from the crash site, a wooden rib, probably part of an aileron. The piece of aviation history came to light almost one hundred years later on RTE’s National Treasures programme and has been on exhibition in the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar since then.
    It is lot 137 in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction in Dublin at 11 am on September 15 estimated at €6,000-€8,000.  The sale includes historic artefacts, manuscripts, documents, maps, books, Irish provincial silver, advertising signs, posters, jewellery, watches, militaria, coins, medals and banknotes.
    UPDATE:  THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

    Around 500 lots will come under the hammer at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on September 9.  There is antique furniture, silver, jewellery, art and a variety of collectibles.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    ENDRE KAMPOCZI BALOGH (HUNGARIAN 1911 – 1977)
    Still life, flowers in a vase (700-1,000)  UPDATE: 700

    A VICTORIAN GILTWOOD TRIPLE COMPARTMENTED OVERMANTLE MIRROR (800-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A GEORGE III IRISH BRIGHT CUT SILVER CREAM JUG, Dublin 1794, maker’s mark rubbed (200-300)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 200 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SLOPE FRONT BUREAU, c1800 (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 550 AT HAMMER