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    ART AND COLLECTIBLES AT WHYTE’S CHRISTMAS SALE

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017

    Original works by many well-known names in the art world along with a range of collectibles at affordable prices will all feature at Whyte’s annual Christmas auction in Dublin at 6 p.m.  on December 11.  The sale will include 100 works by the renowned Donegal artist, Robert Taylor Carson, offered by his estate.

    There is some rare and interesting wine and whiskey, jewellery and silver from the early 1800s to the 1920s. Other attractive lots include rare limited edition books,  entertainment and sporting memorabilia and collectibles.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Chateau D’ Yquem Sur Saluces 1962. Two bottles. (150-200)  UPDATE; THIS SOLD FOR 220 AT HAMMER

    Locke’s Kilbeggan Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 1946, one bottle. (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 750

    Cinema poster – Carry on Cowboy (500-700)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Chinese blue and white porcelain garlic-mouth bottle vase. (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,900

    Markey Robinson (1918-1999) STILL LIFE WITH JUG AND FRUIT (700-900) UPDATE:THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Robert Taylor Carson HRUA (1919-2008) CONNEMARA WOMAN ADMIRING THE PONIES, 1999 (600-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    THE WORLD DESCRIBED c1726 AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

    The World Described; or A New and Correct Sett of Maps, shewing the Several Empires, Kingdoms, Republics, Principalities, Provinces & c., in all known parts of the Earth sold for a hammer price of 30,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s rare books sale in Dublin today.  Hermann Moll’s C1726 opus is complete with fine contemporary hand coloured folding maps with 30 large hand coloured maps.  Map Number 7, of North America, shows California as an island.

    The London cartographer’s maps are entitled: 1. The World in Two Hemispheres 2. A Map of the Whole World 3. Europe 4. Asia 5. The East-Indies 6. Africa 7. North-America 8. The Dominions of the King of Great Britain on the Continent of North-America 9. The North Part of America 10. The West-Indies 11. South-America 12. A New and Exact Map of the Coasts Countries and Islands within the limits of the South Sea Company 13. Moscovy, Poland, Prussia, Little Tartary 14. Denmark & Sweden 15. A New Map of the Baltick 16. Great-Britain 17. The South Part of Great-Britain 18. The North Part of Great-Britain 19. Ireland 20. Germany 21. The Electorate of Brunswick – Lunenburgh 22. A New Map of the Course of the Rhine 23. The United Provinces of The Netherlands 24. Flanders or The Austrian Netherlands 25. France 26. Spain & Portugal 27. Italy 28. The Upper Part of Italy 29. The Turkish Empire 30. An Historical Map of the Roman Empire

    FINE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

    A fancy coloured diamond ring (50,000-80,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 60,000 AT HAMMER

    A fancy coloured diamond ring is the most expensively estimated lot at the James Adam evening sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on December 5.  The seven carat cushion shaped diamond is estimated at 50,000-80,000. There are rings, watches, bangles, necklaces, earrings and brooches among the offerings.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A gentleman’s Rolex Oyster watch (5,500-7,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,000 AT HAMMER

    A diamond bracelet (12,000-14,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 10,000 AT HAMMER

    A sapphire and diamond ring (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,500 AT HAMMER

    AN ORIGINAL BOOK OF PLATES BY JAMES MALTON AT FONSIE MEALY

    Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

    Leinster House looks positively serene in this 1791 view by James Malton. It is part of an original coloured copy of a book of plates – colourfully described by the auctioneers as Ireland’s greatest plate book – which comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s rare book sale at the Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin on December 5.

    Malton, who had been employed as a draughtsman by James Gandon during the building of the Custom House – he was dismissed for breaches of confidence and other irregularities – completed a series of drawings of Dublin buildings from which the famous set of views was engraved.

    His work offers what is undoubtedly the most important pictorial record of Dublin life in the late 18th century. The book, estimated at 7,000-9,000, is part of a sale of rare books, manuscripts, maps and fine wines.

    UPDATE:  THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    A HOLY GRAIL OF IRISH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017
    Fonsie Mealy will offer a book of Irish photos described as the Holy Grail of  illustrated Irish books at his rare book sale at the Tara Towers Hotel in Dublin on December 5.   W D Hemphill of Clonmel was one of the pioneers of early photography in Ireland. HIs book of stereoscopic illustrations of Clonmel and the surrounding country, including abbeys, castles and scenery, dates to 1860, is in fine condition and estimated at 7,000-10,000.
    Also of great topographical interest is an original Irish coloured plate book of James Malton’s views of Dublin taken in 1791. This is estimated at 7,000-9,000. Other rarities at this large upcoming sale include the unauthorised US first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses published in eleven issues of Two World’s Monthly.  This is estimated at 1,200-1,500.
    The auctin will include the library of the late Capt. H.C.P. Hamilton of Moyne, Co. Laois, the final portion of the library from Barne, Co. Tipperary, books from the family of W.B. Yeats, the fishing library of A.A. Luce and maps, atlases, manuscripts and fine wines.
    UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,750 AT HAMMER

    A HOUSE SALE BY DE VERES AT KILLINEY

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

    Around 350 lots will come under the hammer when de Veres auction the contents of Ballybrack House, Killiney, Co. Dublin on December 3 at 3 p.m. Racing art in the auction include a selection of paintings by Peter Curling, hunting and Snaffles prints and a bronze bust of Lester Piggott by Gary Trimble. There is a selection of 18th and 19th century furniture.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    A PAIR OF STONE ARMORIAL LIONS (1,000-1,500)

    Peter Curling FACING IN TO THEM (15,000-20,000)

    A MAHOGANY SERVING TABLE, MID 19th CENTURY (1,500-2,000)

    A LARGE BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY PEAT BUCKET (1,500-2,000)

    DIAMONDS AND DIOR MINK OWNED BY MAUREEN O’HARA

    Sunday, November 26th, 2017

    Maureen O’Hara’s Christian Dior full length white mink coat comes up at Sheppards sale in Durrow next Wednesday. Trimmed with Arctic fox fur and lined with silk it represents the pinnacle of Hollywood glamour and luxury.  The west Cork collection of the Hollywood actress, who died in 2015, includes diamond rings and  a Colombian emerald pendant and bangle.

    The two day sale next Tuesday and Wednesday also features the collection of former President Mary Robinson  who is downsizing from Massbrook Lodge in Mayo to Dublin.  Viewing in Durrow is from 10 am to 5 pm today, tomorrow and Monday.

    Maureen O’Hara’s Dior mink coat.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    An 18 carat white gold brilliant cut diamond ring owned by Maureen O’Hara with a centre diamond of 8.3 carats (100,000-150,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 120,000 AT HAMMER

    SHELBOURNE HOTEL FURNITURE AT HERITAGE AUCTION

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    SHELBOURNE HOTEL SUITE WITH OBJECTS TO BE SOLD

    Furniture from Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel’s suites will come under the hammer at The Heritage, Killenard, Co.Laois on November 29.  A total of 250 lots of upholstered chairs and specially-made mahogany furniture are among the items from the hotel to be sold.  Auctioneers say that two container loads of stock from the Shelbourne includes many unused items of furniture still in their original packaging.

    The auction will include 1,000 lots from Brown’s Barn bar and restaurant on the Naas Road. Among them are the 30-foot long stainless steel bar structure and all furniture and memorabilia.  The sale will be conducted by Sean Eacrett Auctions and the full catalogue can be viewed online at www.easyliveauction.com.

    YEATS FAMILY COLLECTION SELLS WELL AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

    John Butler Yeats – A fine pen-and- ink Portrait of his son W.B. from 1886 (4,000-6,000)

    The Yeats family collection provided the top lots at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer today.  The most expensive lot sold was the original Mosada portrait of WB Yeats by his father which made a hammer price of 21,000.  It had been estimated at 4,000-6,000.

    A small pocket sketch book belonging to William Butler Yeats sold for 17,000 over a top estimate of 5,000. A self portrait by John Butler Yeats made 13,000, the Yeats family harp made 11,000, William Butler Yeats’s spectacles made 10,000 and the Yeats family bookcase sold for 9,500 at hammer.

    The sale realised  550,000 on the hammer and 85% of lots on offer found buyers.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for November 10 and November 2, 2017)

    YEATS FAMILY COLLECTION AT FONSIE MEALY

    Friday, November 10th, 2017

    A collection of remarkable personal artefacts from the Yeats family will come up at Fonsie Mealy’s auction in Castlecomer on November 14.  The Yeats Family Collection – The Final Chapter,  includes paintings, letters and personal memorabilia.  Many of them have not been seen before.  The auctioneers say that this will be the last significant tranche of Yeats items to ever go to auction and that they offer a unique insight into Irish literary and artistic history through the eyes of the family.  This is a fine art sale of around 800 lots in total. It will feature Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture; silver, clocks, militaria, carpets, light fixtures, musical instruments; stained glass and paintings including a selection of modern Irish Art. The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for November 2, 2017)

    Yeats (William Butler) 1865-1939. A small pocket Sketch Book, morocco-
    backed, 18cms x 10cms about 50 pp good quality paper, clearly inscribed inside front cover in the poets hand, W.B. Yeats (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 17,000 AT HAMMER

    Rossanagh, Ashford, Co. Wicklow A very early and rare 19th Century Architects wooded Model, of the 3 storey early 18th Century red brick mansion (1,500-2,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    Irish Georgian style mahogany triple top fold-over Tea & Card Table, by Robert Strahan & Co., Dublin (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    The Yeats family harp (1,500-2,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER