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    This antiquarian topographical view of St. Patrick’s Bridge, Cork by John Fitzgerald is estimated at 1,000-1,500. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR 900

    OLD topographical views are always of interest.  Lynes and Lynes have a rare drawing of St. Patrick’s Bridge in Cork city by John Fitzgerald (1825-1910), the poet, writer and artist known as The Bard of the Lee, at their auction in Carrigtwohill on Saturday, September 22.  Noted for his antiquarian topographical drawings of the houses and bridges around Cork he was composer of The Green Hills of Cork, popularly known as Beautiful City.

    The sale comprises the contents of a period residence at King’s Square, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork as well some Japanese dolls from a house at Fountainstown, Co. Cork.  The 400 lot sale features antique furniture, silver, glassware, porcelain, antique furnishing brasses and artwork. The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection:

    An interior view of the house at King’s Square, Mitchelstown. The entire contents will be sold at Lynes and Lynes. (Click on image to enlarge).

    A display cabinet is estimated at 1,000-2,000. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,500

    This Japanese doll is estimated at 100-200.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 60

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