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  • Archive for January, 2023

    MARIA SIMONDS-GOODING AT JAMES ADAM ONLINE SALE

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
    MARIA SIMMONDS-GOODING – Harvest Above. UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    Harvest Above is the title of this lithograph by Maria Simonds-Gooding. Signed, inscribed and numbered 2/50 it comes up as lot 22 at the James Adam timed online picture sale, which ends today. The estimate is €300-400. Born in India the artist has lived and worked in Kerry since 1947. One of Ireland’s foremost painters and printmakers here work is in many public and private collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

    SHEPPARDS TWO DAY SALE GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
    18TH-CENTURY MAHOGANY SILVER TABLE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,600 AT HAMMER

    This 18th century mahogany silver table comes up at Sheppards sale in Durrow today. The estimate is €1,500-2,500. The two day sale of contents from Eden Hall, Kilkenny and other important clients, gets underway at 10 am. A total of 659 lots will be sold over three sessions.

    BRISK BIDDING AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL SALE WHICH ENDS TONIGHT

    Monday, January 30th, 2023
    SEAN SCULLY (B.1945) – Coloured Wall (2003). UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    Bidding is brisk on Morgan O’Driscoll’s current Irish art auction, which draws to a close this evening. The auction features works by William Scott and Jack B Yeats which have attracted spirited bidding. Pictured here is a 2003 lithograph by Sean Scully, Coloured Wall, number 30 out of an edition of 150, where bidding is already past the top estimate of €3,000.

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT WOODWARDS SALE IN CORK

    Sunday, January 29th, 2023
    A set of eight Oriental dining chairs

    More than 300 lots will come under the hammer at Woodwards in Cork on February 4.  Furniture includes a set of eight Oriental dining chairs (€600-€800), a Victorian cylinder bureau (€600-€800), an inlaid display cabinet (€400-€600), a Regency sofa table (€400-€600) and Victorian and Georgian card tables at €300-€500 and €300-€400 respectively. A large Persian rug is estimated at €600-€800 and there is a selection of side tables, library tables and tea tables.  The auction will feature a selection of porcelain from makers like Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester and Spode as well as some Waterford Crystal and art lots.  The catalogue is online.

    VIEWING GETS UNDERWAY AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW TODAY

    Saturday, January 28th, 2023
    Large Donegal carpet

    An attractive, almost square Donegal carpet on a blue ground is among the top lots at Sheppards two day auction next ON January 31/February 1.  Measuring more than twelve feet on each side it is enclosed by a leaf scroll border. Lot 654 is estimated at €3,000-€5,000. Antique Donegal carpets from the factory established by Scottish textile maker Andrew Morton in Killybegs in 1898, are prized by collectors. The first Donegal carpet with a Celtic design was made for the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for their offices at the Cork Exhibition in 1902. The sale of 642 lots – the entire contents of Eden Hall, Kilkenny and other clients – goes on view in Durrow today and the catalogue is online.

    Two from a set of 10 Regency dining chair. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    The most expensively estimated lot is a set of ten Regency mahogany dining chairs with a panelled Greek key scroll crest.  The estimate is €4,000-€6,000.The sale offers an impressive selection of antique furniture, art, Oriental and European porcelain, silver, plate and collectibles. Estimates are from €50-€80 up.

    FLEMISH ALTARPIECE OF ST. DYMPHNA AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

    Saturday, January 28th, 2023
    Goossen van der Weyden (1455-1543 – Dymphna and her Companions about to Embark © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp

    A late medieval/Renaissance Flemish altarpiece – the only work of its kind to focus on the life of an Irish saint – goes on display at the National Gallery today.  St. Dymphna, The Tragedy of an Irish Princess by Goossen van der Weyden (1455-1543) dates to 1505.  Dymphna, a legendary 6th or 7th century saint, was the daughter of a Celtic king.  When she grew to resemble her mother her widowed father decided to marry her. To escape his incestuous intentions Dymphna fled Ireland for Geel in Belgium with her confessor Gerebernus.  Dymphna’s father pursued and killed them, their bodies were said to be buried on the spot by angels. The Church of St. Dymphna in Geel still holds relics associated with the saint.  In 2016 the Phoebus Foundation in Antwerp undertook a restoration of the altarpiece featuring scenes from the life of St. Dymphna. It will be on display at the the National Gallery until May 28.

    A TIMED ONLINE PICTURE SALE BY JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Friday, January 27th, 2023
    RICHARD GORMAN RHA (B.1946) – Untitled. Lithograph 4/40  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,700 AT HAMMER

    With an estimate of €500-800 this untitled lithograph comes up as lot 61 at the current James Adam timed online picture sale. The auction ends from 11 am on January 31. A total of 348 lots are on offer and the catalogue is online.

    JOHN MORRIS AT HEGARTY’S SALE IN BANDON

    Friday, January 27th, 2023
    JOHN MORRIS – DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR

    This oil on canvas by John Morris comes up at Hegarty’s online interiors auction on January 31. Measuring nine inches by twelve it is estimated at €500-600. This is an auction of 250 lots of jewellery, antique furniture, art and collectibles. The catalogue is online at easyliveauctions.

    HENRY SANDON’S COLLECTION AT CHORLEY’S

    Thursday, January 26th, 2023
    A Royal Worcester vase by Harry Davis (1885-1970).

    The collection of Henry Sandon, porcelain and pottery expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, is to be offered at Chorley’s next April 18. In 1967 he was appointed curator of the Dyson Perrins Museum at the Royal Worcester Factory, a position he held until 1982 and the Royal Worcester vase pictured here is among the highlights of the collection. It is estimated at £800-£1,200. Choral music first brought Henry Sandon, who was born in 1928, to Worcester where he taught at the Grammar School and sang in the cathedral choir. “I discovered ceramics everywhere. I dug up Roman and Medieval pots in my garden by the Cathedral and was captivated by their history” he recalled.

    SEAN SCULLY RUG DESIGNED FOR CEADOGAN CHARITY AT WHYTE’S

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
    Sean Scully – WALL FEZ

    Wall Fez designed by Sean Scully is a unique piece by Ceadogan mugmakers. The company invited 12 Irish artist to collaborate in creating a unique rug or wall hanging. All are now on view at Hang Tough Contemporary at Exchequer St. in Dublin. The resulting pieces, handtufted in pure wool, are to be auctioned by Whyte’s in a timed online sale which runs to February 5, with 50% of profits going to the Peter McVerry Trust. The remainder will be divided between the artists and For the Birds, a regeneration project at the site of Ceadogan’s workshops in Co. Wexford. Wall Fez is estimated at 15,000-20,000.