THE National Antique and Art Fair at the South Court Hotel in Limerick this weekend on both March 9 and 10 promises to be a big draw. There is antique furniture, art old and new, jewellery, silver, porcelain and collectibles, coins, banknotes, books, clocks, watches and vintage items. The fair has grown steadily in each of the 23 years since it was first established. More than 100 dealers, including 15 members of the Irish Antique Dealers Association, will be in attendance.
This year organiser Robin O’Donnell of Hibernian Antique Fairs promises that: “You cannot fail to pick up a bargain, no matter what your interest may be”. Prices, particularly in this financial climate, tend to be negotiable. Opening times are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a small selection (you can click on any image to enlarge it):
A rare Limerick silver circular box by Joseph Johns c1,750 is priced at 8,500 at Weldons
Kunisada – Shiikamoto – Japanese woodblock is 850 at The Whitley Gallery.
A painting by Petra Berntsson at Gallery Zozimus priced at 850.
A Cork bright cut basting spoon, c1790 by Carden Terry and Jane Williams is marked 1,750 at Weldons.
Hiroshige – Fujikawa – Japanese woodblock print priced at 1,900 at The Whitley Gallery stand.
This diamond and sapphire ring has been priced at 12,500 at Weldons.