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SLANE AUCTION BRINGS IN OVER ONE MILLION EURO

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This Irish wine cistern sold for 55,000.

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.

EMPRESS SISI, THE IRISH CONNECTION

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Sisi's riding crop (click to enlarge). UPDATE: IT MADE 37,000

The Hapsburg Imperial Crest (click to enlarge)

THE Empress Sisi of Austria (1837-1898), a tragic beauty famed in film and story, spent the 1879/80 hunting season in Ireland. A memento of that visit features at the James Adam Country House Collections auction at Slane Castle on October 5. Lot 209 is The Empress of Austria’s riding whip, c.1875 with ivory simulated cord grip, silver band with the imperial crest.  The pommel is in the shape of an imperial crown and the whip is  contained in a glazed mahogany presentation case with a silvered crest plate engraved with the imperial Hapsburg Arms on the back.  The provenance is Rahinston House in Co. Meath and the estimate is 3,000-5,000.