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    THERE will be three days of auctions in Durrow, Co. Laois on February 26, 27 and 28.  Sheppards will offer more than 1,600 lots from The Horsburgh Estate in Co. Kildare and other clients.   The catalogue is on line. Here is a small selection.   You can click on any image to enlarge it.

    UPDATE:  The three day auction was 79% sold; there was a great buzz in the saleroom and buyers from 16 countries including China and New Zealand participated on the internet.

    Large Chinese bronze Buddha, Qing period or earlier (20,000-40,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 80,000 AND WAS THE TOP LOT OF THE AUCTION.

    Mildred Anne Butler – Ducks on a pond at Kilmurry, watercolour (5,000-8,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 12,000

    Pair of Regency period mahogany and ebony inlaid wine cellarettes, circa 1810 (15,000-25,000). UPDATE: SOLD FOR 11,500

    One of a pair of nineteenth-century period ormolu mounted marquetry bow-front pier cabinets, each with a breccia marble top (8,000-12,000). UPDATE: WITHDRAWN AT 6,500 

    A 19th century ormolu wall–mounted clock, by Paul Sormani (1817 – 1870) Paris (3,000-5,000). UPDATE: SOLD FOR 10,000

    Pair of 19th century porcelain parrots (400-600)  UPDATE: SOLD FOR 1,600.

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