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    PROVINCIAL SILVER, COINS AND BANKNOTES AT PURCELL SALE

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

    There will be a specialist auction of Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Scottish and English silver, Irish coins, tokens, banknotes and militaria at Purcell Auctioneers of Birr on May 9 at 2 p.m.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Rare Pair of Late 18th/Early 19th Century Limerick Silver Serving Spoons, marked Sterling and with mark of Maurice Fitzgerald (800-1,200)

    rish Silver Ring Dish, Hallmarked Dublin c.1915, by Wakeley & Wheeler, c.280gram (400-600)

    Isle Of Man Onchan Internment Camp Token 6 Pence (10-20)

    Ireland Ploughman £5 The National Bank 6-5-29 (400-600)

    HOTEL FURNISHINGS FROM ADARE MANOR AT SIXMILEBRIDGE

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018

    A SELECTION FROM AIDAN FOLEY’S SALE

    Hotel furnishings from Adare Manor will be sold by Aidan Foley at Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare on May 14 and 15. The 1,500 lot auction includes lots now surplus to requirements at Adare Manor and will also feature lots from other clients.

    Office equipment, banqueting tables, kitchen equipment, sofa beds, vintage furniture, a pony cart in need of restoration, fishing equipment and militaria are among the lots on offer on May 14.  On the following day there is Georgian drum table, gilt consul tables, four poster beds, a carved oak dining table, armchairs, oak coffers, wardrobes, serving tables, bookcases and Royal Crown Derby china. Viewing gets underway on May 12.

    DOLAN’S SALE AT KELLY’S HOTEL, ROSSLARE THIS WEEKEND

    Friday, May 4th, 2018
    Kelly’s Resort Hotel at Rosslare Strand in Co. Wexford is the venue for Dolan’s spring auction of art and antiques on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, at 2 pm.   Viewing is now underway for this auction of nearly 300 lots.  Among them is a work by Nassau Blair Browne from Kilkenny who was Governor of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1918 to 1924.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Kenneth Webb, Sweetpea

    Carina Scott, First Light,

    Vintage Carriage Pram

    Sir Peter Blake RA, Babe Rainbow, screenprint on metal

    Mark O’Neill, From the Flower Market

    Nassau Blair Browne, Cattle in the Meadow

    AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION AT WHYTE’S SALE

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

    With a selection ranging from historical documents and sporting memorabiliea to films posters and tribal masks from The Congo the Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s in Molesworth St., Dublin on May 5.  There are rock and pop collectibles, medals, militaria, coins includes a collection of James II gunmoney, rare books, maps, silver and curios.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    UPDATE:  The sale totalled  230,000 with 75% of lots sold.

    Hound of the Baskervilles, cinema poster.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800 AT HAMMER

    Great Southern Railways, Irlande, travel poster.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER

    1939-1945 Japanese Officers Type 98 Gunto Katana  UPDATE: THIS MADE 800 AT HAMMER

    17th Century map of Ireland by Blaeu.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400 AT HAMMER

    An 1835 certificate permitting a male midwife to practice in Ireland.  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A 1942 merchant medal for Dublin sailor Philip Hopkins lost at sea.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,100 AT HAMMER

    AN ELIZABETHAN PORTRAIT WITH AN IRISH PROVENANCE AT SOTHEBY’S

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

    This splendid full length 1600-1603 portrait of Anne Russell, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Worcester comes up at Sotheby’s sale of Old Master paintings in London on May 2.

    It represents some of the most extravagant court fashion worn during the final years of Elizabeth I’s reign. Anne is portrayed in the costume associated with Elizabeth’s maids of honour, such as the head-dress composed of silver wire and pearls.

    Anne Russell was the younger daughter of Lord John Russell (d. 1584) and Elizabeth Cooke (circa 1528-1609). She went to court as one of Queen Elizabeth I’s last maids of honour in 1594, and on 16 June 1600 the Queen honoured Anne and Henry Somerset, Lord Herbert, later 5th Earl & 1st Marquess of Worcester (1577-1646), by attending their marriage, one of the last dynastic unions of Tudor England.

    The work was reproduced in Peter Somerville-Large’s  The Irish Country House, a social history as hanging in the galleried hall at Kilcooley Abbey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Estimated at £80,000-120,000 it was in the collection of Sir William Barker, 4th Bt. (d. 1818) at Kilcooley Abbey.  It passed by descent within the Ponsonby Barker family at Kilcooley Abbey and was with the Weiss Gallery in London in 2004.  It is described by Sotheby’s as the property of a European private collector.

    UPDATE: THIS MADE £297,000