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  • STELLAR IRISH LOTS IN THE SAFRA COLLECTIONS AT SOTHEBY’S, NEW YORK

    IRISH lots to feature in the four day sale of the Lily and Edmond J. Safra Collections  at Sotheby’s in New York from October 18-21  include these stellar pieces.  Sotheby’s say  the six dedicated sales represent the pinnacle of their respective collecting categories and offer remarkable opportunities to collectors around the world.

    There is a group of fourteen Irish George II embossed paper and gouache painted pictures of birds c1750 by Samuel Dixon. They are estimated at $60,000-90,000.  The pair of Irish silver mugs illustrated here were probably made by John Stoyte in Dublin in 1807.  The maker’s mark is I pellet S in rectangle.  They are estimated at $9,000-12,000.

    See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for September 1, July 29 and July 10.

    One from a group of fourteen Irish George II embossed paper and gouache painted pictures of of birds circa 1750, by Samuel Dixon ($60,000 -90,000). Click on image to enlarge. UPDATE: THIS LOT WAS SOLD FOR $98,500

    A pair of Irish Silver Mugs probably by John Stoyte, Dublin, 1807 ($9,000 - 12,000). Click on image to enlarge. UPDATE: THE PAIR MADE $11,250

     

     

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