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    19th century Chinese export sterling silver tea set

    Items from the estate of the late antique dealer Stephen Stock will come under the hammer at Aidan Foley’s two day sale at Sixmilebridge on March 13 and 14.  Belfast born and Dublin based for over 30 years he did not have a shop of his own, but was a respected source and supplier the antique trade. The auction will include tribal art, Oriental items and an early abstract work attributed to Sean Scully.One of his last commissions, with Niall Mullen, was an interior fit out of the upstairs bar at The Queens in Dalkey.  His collection, curated by Niall Mullen, will come up in a two day Spring sale of more than 1,400 lots of art, antique furniture, rugs, jewellery and collectibles.  The top lot is a 19th century Chinese export sterling silver tea set with an estimate of €4,000-€6,000.

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