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Posts Tagged ‘Hibernian Antique Fairs’


Friday, August 19th, 2011

An Irish silver dish ring will be shown at Weldon's when Hibernian Antique Fairs visit Acton's Hotel, Kinsale on Sunday, August 28. (Click to enlarge

These nine antique silver dessert spoons are by the Cork maker John Toleken. (Click to enlarge)

These silver pieces will be at Weldon’s stand when Hibernian Antique Fairs visit Acton’s Hotel in Kinsale on Sunday, August 28.   The Irish silver dish ring was made in Dublin in 1939 by Weirs. Dish rings were designed for hot plates, and were the forerunner of the table mat.  In Ireland they are sometimes called potato rings.  When a liner was added, as in this example, they were used for serving potatoes.
The set of nine dessert spoons are by the Cork maker John Toleken whose workshop was at Grand Parade. He was registered with the Goldsmiths’ Company of Dublin in 1798 and is thought to have been working in the trade as late as 1836.  These dessert spoons are asking 1,250 euro.


Sunday, October 10th, 2010

English Setter at work by Grace Cunningham (click to enlarge)

Clonegal Corot by Mark O'Neill (click to enlarge)

Treasures Irish Art in Athlone are regular attenders at Hibernian Antique Fairs around the country.  Among the newly acquired fresh to the market paintings they are bringing to current fairs are Clonegal Corot by Mark O’Neill and English Setter at Work by Grace Cunningham.

Hibernian Antique Fairs will be at the West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare on Sunday November 17, at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Sunday October 31 and at the Park Hotel, Roscommon on Sunday November 7.  Fairs runs each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.