THE top lot at the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle was an unusual George III Irish oval gilt brass bound wine cistern. It made 55,0000 in a sale which realised over one million euro.
The riding crop of the Empress Sisi made 37,000 (see antiquesandartireland.com post for September 21). The Empress of Austria’s riding crop had been estimated at 3,000-5,000. The underbidder was Viennese and the crop, with its pommel in the shape of an Imperial Crown, was sold to a buyer in the Channel Islands.
Lot 173, a pair of 19th century large Mei-Ping shaped vases made 42,000 over an estimate of 600-800. A William Moore side table made 20,000 and a George II Irish carved mahogany side table with Kilkenny marble top made 27,000.
The folio by Catherine Gage of The Birds of Rathlin made 13,500 and the aggregate total for a series of eleven wash and ink artworks by Caroline Hamilton (1771-1861) was 23,000.
James Adam managing director James O’Halloran said he was very happy with the result.