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    MINING FOR SILVER AT LOTABEG SALE

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
    An Irish George I silver coffee pot by John Hamilton c1720

    An Irish George I silver coffee pot by John Hamilton c1720  UPDATE: THIS MADE 14,000 AT HAMMER

    The most expensively estimated piece of silver at Mealy’s sale of contents of Lotabeg House in Cork on May 24 is a George I silver coffee pot by John Hamilton.  It is estimated at 15,000-20,000. The auction is strong in provincial Irish silver including a rare Republican silver strawberry dish by William Egan (5,000-8,000).  Republican silver made in Cork during the Irish Civil War could not be sent to the assay office in Dublin and is of great interest to collectors.  Other Cork pieces include a set of bright cut dessert spoons by William Reynolds (650-800),  a Cork crested salver by George Hodder (1,500-2,000) a George II silver punch ladle by William Bennett (2,000-3,000), an asparagus tongs by Carden Terry (2,000-3,000), a double bowl marrow scoop by John Warner (800-1,000), teaspoons by Jane Williams (150-250) and a set of 12 silver table forks by Carden Terry and Jane Williams (5,000-7,000).

    Politically sensitive photographs taken by Captain Jack Hart, brother of the owner of Lotabeg during the Chinese Revolution of 1912, have generated huge international interest. Lot 559 depicts beheadings and victims of torture as well as scenes from the daily lives of members of the British Army. UPDATE: The album went to an internet bidder for 1,700

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

    An Irish exhibition carved yew wood centre table by Arthur Jones Dublin (12,000-18,000)

    An Irish exhibition carved yew wood centre table by Arthur Jones Dublin (12,000-18,000)

    A plain Chinese gree jade bowl with Qianlong mark (5,000-6,000)

    A plain Chinese gree jade bowl with Qianlong mark (5,000-6,000)

    A REGENCY CARD TABLE FROM FOTA HOUSE

    Saturday, July 4th, 2015
    A Regency card table once at Fota House in Cork comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s two day Chatsworth Fine Art sale in Castlecomer on July 21 and 22.  The rosewood card table has a figured fold over top with a large band of satinwood inlay.  On a platform base with four outplayed scroll legs and it is complete with original decorated bass castors. It is estimated at 1,800-2,500.
    In 1922 in Ireland the Civil War was raging and it was impossible to send silver to the Assay Office in Dublin. Silver produced by Egans in Cork between July and September of that year was stamped with a special mark.  Around 80 pieces of what became known as Republican silver were made, and they are much prized by collectors. A Republican silver salver struck with a two masted ship and an single tower castle with the makers mark W.E.  for William Egan at the auction is estimated at 8,000-10,000.  Another unusual lot is an exhibition piece of furniture – a Killarney wood cabinet with an ebonised top crested by a lying stage.  It is estimated at 10,000-15,000.  The catalogue is online.

    A Regency card table once at Fota House in Cork.

    A Regency card table once at Fota House in Cork.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    A Cork Republican silver salver.

    A Cork Republican silver salver.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 7,000 AT HAMMER

    An exhibition piece of Killarney furniture surmounted by an ebonised cabinet.

    An exhibition piece of Killarney furniture surmounted by an ebonised cabinet.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 34,000 AT HAMMER