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    MOORCROFT VASES SELL FOR 6,000 AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, January 30th, 2017

    A WILLIAM MOORCROFT BURSLEM CHINA PAIR OF CIRCULAR BALUSTER TAPERING SLENDER VASES

    A William Moorcroft Burslem china par of circular baluster tapering slender vases sold for a hammer price of 6,000 at the January sale at James Adam in Dublin on January 29. They are stamped  ‘Florian Ware, Jas MacIntyre & Co Ltd., Burslem, England’ and with Moorcroft signature in green.
    William Moorcroft was born in Burslem and trained in London at the National Art Training School. He gained a reputation as one of the leading pottery designers in Britain and was highly sought after by retailers such as Tiffanys. Moorcroft drew inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement and was fond of bold colour and Oriental form. This was reflected in his work, notably in his Florian Range at MacIntyre & Co. which was extremely popular.

    This gave him the confidence to leave James MacIntyre & Co. and set up on his own. His departure was by no means amicable. It is reported that Moorcroft left suddenly and took many of MacIntyres employees with him. William Moorcroft was the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career including the Gold medal for his designs at the 1904 St Louis Exhibition. In 1928 he was awarded Royal Patronage by Queen Mary. Moorcroft is one of the last remaining independent art potteries in the world today.

    THE JANUARY SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    Around 375 lots will come under the hammer at the January sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon on January 29.   There is an affordable selection of silver, art, dining chairs, lighting, antique furniture,  glass, porcelain, mirrors.  rugs and collectible items.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    WYCLIFFE EGGINTON RI RCA (1875-1951)
    Still life of roses in a mug watercolour (300-400) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 570 AT HAMMER

    A CHINESE BLACK LACQUER CABINET (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 130 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGIAN INLAID WALNUT AND CROSSBANDED KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 160 AT HAMMER

    SET OF SIX IRISH BRIGHT CUT ENGRAVED SILVER TEASPOONS, Dublin 1894, together with a similar small Irish silver scroll end soup ladle, Dublin 1896 (80-120)  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR 120 AT HAMMER.

    FINE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES AT JAMES ADAM

    Sunday, October 16th, 2016

    Fine jewellery and watches will come under the hammer in a sale of 168 lots at James Adam on October 18.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING (22,000-26,000)

    A BURMESE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING (22,000-26,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY MARGHERITA BURGENER (3,500-4,500)

    A CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY MARGHERITA BURGENER (3,500-4,500) UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,000 AT HAMMER

    A lady's gold plated quartz wristwatch by Hermes (250-450)

    A lady’s gold plated quartz wristwatch by Hermes (250-450)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 450 AT HAMMER

    THE ALTON COLLECTION AT ADAMS ON SEPTEMBER 6

    Friday, August 12th, 2016

    A spectacular single owner sale of a collection formed from the late 1940’s to the 1970’s by Dr Bryan G. Alton and his wife Winnie comes up at James Adam in Dublin on September 6.  One of Ireland’s best known and respected physicians Bryan Alton amassed a quality and eclectic collection of fine furniture, porcelain, silver, objets d’art, old master and modern paintings and graphics, icons and exotic items.  A highly regarded professional he served as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, as Master Warden of the Corporation of Goldsmiths of Dublin and on the Board of the National Gallery of Ireland. Dr. Alton died in 1991.  Highlights of this sale of 319 lots include a superb set of four Irish Georgian silver candlesticks made in Dublin by Michael Cormick and William Townsend circa 1760 estimated at €12,000-14,000.  There is a spectacular George III inlaid and painted sycamore bowfront side cabinet, fashioned in the manner of London cabinet-makers Mayhew and Ince (15,000-20,000) and the sale includes Old Master paintings and some remarkable pieces of 18th century Meissen.  Here is a selection:   UPDATE: THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN MADE  A HAMMER PRICE OF 38,000.

    SET OF FOUR IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, Dublin c.1760, makers mark of Michael Cormick & William Townsend (12,000-14,000)

    SET OF FOUR IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, Dublin c.1760, makers mark of Michael Cormick & William Townsend (12,000-14,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 13,500 AT HAMMER

    JOOST CORNELIUS DROOGSLOOT (1586-1666) Figures on a bridge outside a village (8,000-10,000)

    JOOST CORNELIUS DROOGSLOOT (1586-1666)
    Figures on a bridge outside a village (8,000-10,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 7,000 AT HAMMER

    STYLE OF RIZA-I ABBASI, PERSIA 17TH CENTURY Two galloping hunters in a landscape (5,000-7,000)

    STYLE OF RIZA-I ABBASI, PERSIA 17TH CENTURY
    Two galloping hunters in a landscape (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500 AT HAMMER

    18TH CENTURY MEISSEN GROUP OF THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN By J.J Kandler, c. 1742 (25,000-35,000)

    18TH CENTURY MEISSEN GROUP OF THE INDISCREET HARLEQUIN
    By J.J Kandler, c. 1742 (25,000-35,000)

    GEORGE III INLAID AND PAINTED SYCAMORE BOWFRONT SIDE CABINET, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince (£15,000-20,000)

    GEORGE III INLAID AND PAINTED SYCAMORE BOWFRONT SIDE CABINET, in the manner of Mayhew and Ince (15,000-20,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD