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    Pair of Georgian flintlock duelling pistols. UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR €2,800 AT HAMMER

    With everything from a Georgian cavalry sabre, a pair of duelling pistols and some very rare Irish whiskey to art ranging from work by Charles Harper to Evie Hone to Grace Henry the summer auction at Dolan’s caters for a wide range of interests.  This annual sale, which has been held at Ballyconneely in Connemara for more than a decade now, is taking place online this year.  The catalogue is open for viewing and bidding continues until the evening of August 16.Given that Irish auction goers have adapted particularly well to online models  this should not be any impediment.  Sales can be viewed in comfort and convenience on the computer and Dolan’s will be on hand to help with any queries.On offer is an appetising selection of 20th century and contemporary Irish art as well as antique furniture, silver, rugs, books and collectibles.  Specialist collectors will be particularly interested in a group of 17 rare Irish whiskeys and a unique and unspoiled collection of 14 flintlock guns and swords untouched for a century in an Irish country house.The Georgian sabre mentioned above, complete with wire bound grip, Lion’s head pommel and leather and brass mounted scabbard is estimated at €400-€600.  A pair of Georgian flintlock duelling pistols by James Richardson, Manchester is estimated at €1,000-€2,000.
    Included among the antique furniture selection is an early 19th century inlaid longcase clock by Richard Midgley (€2,500-€3,500). 

    Cherry Blossom by Grace Henry. UPDATE: THIS MADE €5,500 at hammer

    Forgotten Landscape by Charles Harper was exhibited in his 2018 retrospective at the RHA and is illustrated in the book published in conjunction with the show.  It is estimated at €3,000-€5,000. In a rather different vein is a study in gouache by Evie Hone (1894-1955) Horseman and Hound (€4,500-€5,500) and Cherry Blossom by Grace Henry (1868-1953) with an estimate of €6,000-€8,000.  There is a strong self portrait in charcoal by Sean Keating (€7,500-€8,500) and early morning swimmers by Laura Cronin is estimated at €5,000-€7,000). The auction offers no less than seven paintings by the ever popular Mark O’Neill. There is no shortage of art at lower estimates than this including Baby Teddy by Susan Cronin (€750-€950), Currach Men by Douglas Hutton (€800-€1,200) and The Ice Cream Kiosk by John Morris (€800-€1,200).

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