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    A collection of collection of Benin Bronzes from the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin feature at O’Donovan and Associates sale at Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick on December 10. Dating to circa 1800 they are from the Royal Palace in the Kingdom of Benin, in present day Nigeria. The auction of around 600 lots includes furniture, silver, books, Waterford glass, art and collectibles.  Here is a small sample from what is on offer:

    A Benin bronze figure. UPDATE: THIS MADE 189.

    The 1959 All-Ireland Hurling Final progamme. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 212

    An interior scene by Norman Teeling. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD.

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