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    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

    WEDGWOOD VASE MAKES A WORLD RECORD PRICE AT CHRISTIE’S

    Friday, July 8th, 2016
    A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALTES ENCAUSTIC DECORATED FIRST DAY VASE. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LT.D, 2016

    A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALTES ENCAUSTIC DECORATED FIRST DAY VASE. COURTESY CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LT.D, 2016

    A Wedgwood vase made a world record price of £482,500 at Christie’s in London yesterday.  The Wedgwood black First Day vase more than doubled its high estimate to make a world record for a piece of English pottery.  It was part of Christie’s Exceptional sale which made £5,681,250 and achieved a sell through rate of 89% by value and 80% by lot.  A Meissen white model of a great Bustard, attributed to Johann Goetlieb Kirchner, 1732 made £842, 500, a pair of Sevres bleu celeste ice pails, covers and liners made £842,500 and a pair of Japanese inlaid iron vases and covers from the Komai Workshop, Kyoto made £302,500, a world record for the studio.

    Robert Copley, Deputy Chairman of Group, International Head of Furniture, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s UK said: “The Exceptional Sale saw international participation from registered bidders in 15 countries across 3 continents. The highlight of the sale was a Wedgwood black ‘First Day’s Vase’, one of only four day vases to have been thrown by Wedgwood himself, and one which has passed through generations of the Wedgwood family before being auctioned at Christie’s”.

    MEISSEN EWERS PROVE THEIR WORTH AT LOTABEG

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    A set of large Meissen ewers representing three of the four elements proved their worth at Mealy’s sale at Lotabeg in Cork on May 24. The auction of contents from Lotabeg was a crowd puller which drew more than 7,000 viewers.  The top lot was Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of the 1st Duke of Ormonde (120,000).  A rare William IV seven foot circular dining table went for 26,000, three Meissen ewers sold for 53,000 collectively, an early set of  c1864 photographs of Hindustan, Kashmir and Tartary made 12,000, a pair of paintings by David de Coninck sold for 39,000 and an Irish silver coffee pot made 14,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 22, 14 and 1 and April 27, 2016)