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    VALUATION DAYS AT JAMES ADAM

    Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

    Art and antique auctioneers James Adam intend to hold complimentary valuation days on the first Thursday of every month at their  premises at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  There will be a valuation on Thursday, Feburuary 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    AFFORDABILITY THE KEY AT CHRISTMAS SALE AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, December 10th, 2010

    This limited edition screenprint by Patrick Scott, entitled Christmas Greeting, dated '89, is estimated at 300-400. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: SOLD FOR 280

    Ger's Field is the title of this oil and wax on canvas by Coilin Murray at Adams. It is estimated at 300-500. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: SOLD FOR 320

    The Christmas sale at James Adam in Dublin on Tuesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. is made up of 318 affordable lots of paintings, prints, sculpture and literature.  There are sketches by artists like Estella Solomons, Thomas Ryan and Peter Curling, watercolours by Alexander Williams and Douglas Alexander, more contemporary works from artists Andrew Folan, Patrick Scott, Tigue O’Donoghue Ross, Paddy Lennon, Michael Mulcahy and Brian Maguire, Andy Warhol screenprints of Marylin Monroe, sculpture by Patrick McElroy and a small section with books, sketchbooks and catalogues of Irish interest.  Estimates range from ten and twenty euro upwards.

    YEATS WITH HUSTON CONNECTION AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

    Lingering Sun, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin by Jack B. Yeats at Adams on December 6. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 140,000

    Jack Yeats’ Lingering Sun, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, once in the collection of film director John Huston, features at Adams sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on December 6.  Set along the quays in the centre of Dublin in the 1920’s it is a significant work from the artists mature style.

    Huston, an avid art collector whose great grandfather had emigrated from Co. Armagh in 1840, returned in 1952. He finally settled in St. Cleran’s House, Co. Galway for over 18 years.  He brought Marlon Brando to Ireland and shot Moby Dick in Youghal with Gregory Peck. John Huston owned Ireland’s first Monet and a Juan Gris. He bought the work of many Irish artists, but Yeats reflected his feelings for this country. He was forced to sell most of his collection before his death.
    This painting is estimated at 150,000-250,000.
    UDATE:  This was the top lot in sale which realised 1.53 million and where 80 per cent of lots found buyers.  It made 140,000.

    HENRY THE BANKER AT ADAMS ART AUCTION

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

    Clouds at Sunset by Paul Henry made a hammer price of 55,000 at the Adams sale of the Bank of Ireland collection. It was the top price paid. The painting had been estimated at 30,000-50,000. (click to enlarge).

    Paul Henry’s Clouds at Sunset was the top lot at the James Adam sale of the Bank of Ireland collection in Dublin on November 24.  It made a hammer price of 55,000.  Such was the interest in the sale – 4,000 people turned up to view – that the venue had to  be moved from the Adams salesroom to the Great Room at the adjacent Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

    Louis le Brocquy’s Study towards an image of James Joyce (est. 50,000-70,000) and Gerard Dillon’s Out with the Nets (est. 25,000-35,000) each sold for 50,000.  Next on the list were works by Patrick Collins and Basil Blackshaw, which each made a hammer price of 38,000.

    Paintings by Tony O’Malley and Basil Blackshaw made 36,000 at hammer, a le Brocquy and a work by Sean Keating each made 32,000 and and top ten was completed by another le Brocquy which sold for 30,000.

    The sale of 145 lots realised 1.5 million and achieved good prices across the board.  All but one painting, Barrie Cooke’s large museum quality triptych entitled Big Forest Borneo, found buyers.  A number of works went above the top estimate, most sold for well into the estimated price and some achieved their lower estimate.

    See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for October 20 and October 13, and the video posted on October 31.

    BANK OF IRELAND ART AT GLUCKSMAN

    Sunday, October 31st, 2010

    This is a video of highlights from the Bank of Ireland art collection to be sold at James Adam in Dublin on November 24 on view at the Glucksman Gallery in Cork in late October.  See antiquesandartireland.com posts for October 20 and October 13.

    BANK OF IRELAND ART AT ADAMS, DUBLIN

    Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

    Blue Bottle and Apples by Camille Souter, estimated at 7,000-10,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 14,000

    Clouds at Sunset by Paul Henry, estimated at 30,000-50,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 55,000

    Cecil King, Baggot St. Series exhibited at Cork Rosc 1980, estimated at 4,000-6,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 3,200

    Patrick Graham self-portrait, estimated at 2,000-4,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 4,600

    THESE WORKS FROM THE BANK OF IRELAND ART COLLECTION WILL BE OFFERED AT ADAMS IN DUBLIN ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24.  THERE WILL BE 155 LOTS IN THE SALE.

    SEE POST ON antiquesandartireland.com FOR OCTOBER 13.

    The Liffey Upstream by Barrie Cooke, estimated at 3,000-5,000. (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 4,200.

    IRISH BANK ART AT ADAMS

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

    A Gerard Dillon work from the Bank of Ireland collection (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 50,000

    A fascinating auction of Irish art with a strong emphasis on the 1970’s is due to come under the hammer at James Adam in Dublin on November 24. This is the first of what will be a series of sales in

    A le Brocquy head from the Bank of Ireland collection (click to enlarge) UPDATE: IT MADE 50,000

    coming years of the Bank of Ireland Art Collection.

    Long before the foundation of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) the bank developed one of the largest and most impressive corporate collections in the country. Bank of Ireland started to collect Irish art in the 1970’s and won a European award in 1978 for the quality of its collection. In latter years the group donated significant pieces, including its only work by Yeats, a late oil entitled Eileen Aroon, to IMMA.
    Proceeds from the first major Irish corporate collection to be sold will go to charity. Overall the collection of around 2,000 works is valued at between four and five million euro.  The rest of the collection is to be auctioned piecemeal over a number of years.
    When putting together the lots for this first sale Adams set out to be comprehensive.  “We wanted to be representative of what was in the collection and to ensure there would not be a large number of works by one particular artist”, Adams Director Stuart Cole said. Highlights are to go on view at the Ava Gallery, Clandeboye, Belfast from October 21 to November 11, and around 50 works will be toured to the Glucksman Gallery in Cork from October 28 to October 31.  The entire sale will be on view at James Adam in Dublin from November 20 until the auction on Wednesday, November 24.

    SLANE AUCTION BRINGS IN OVER ONE MILLION EURO

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

    This Irish wine cistern sold for 55,000.

    THE top lot at the James Adam Country House Collections sale at Slane Castle was an unusual George III Irish oval gilt brass bound wine cistern.  It made 55,0000 in a sale which realised over one million euro.

    The riding crop of the Empress Sisi made 37,000 (see antiquesandartireland.com post for September 21).  The Empress of Austria’s riding crop had been estimated at 3,000-5,000.  The underbidder was Viennese and the crop, with its pommel in the shape of an Imperial Crown, was sold to a buyer in the Channel Islands.

    Lot 173, a pair of 19th century large Mei-Ping shaped vases made 42,000 over an estimate of 600-800.  A William Moore side table made 20,000 and a George II Irish carved mahogany side table with Kilkenny marble top made 27,000.

    The folio by Catherine Gage of The Birds of Rathlin made 13,500 and the aggregate total for a series of eleven wash and ink artworks by Caroline Hamilton (1771-1861) was 23,000.

    James Adam managing director James O’Halloran said he was very happy with the result.

    EMPRESS SISI, THE IRISH CONNECTION

    Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

    Sisi's riding crop (click to enlarge). UPDATE: IT MADE 37,000

    The Hapsburg Imperial Crest (click to enlarge)

    THE Empress Sisi of Austria (1837-1898), a tragic beauty famed in film and story, spent the 1879/80 hunting season in Ireland. A memento of that visit features at the James Adam Country House Collections auction at Slane Castle on October 5. Lot 209 is The Empress of Austria’s riding whip, c.1875 with ivory simulated cord grip, silver band with the imperial crest.  The pommel is in the shape of an imperial crown and the whip is  contained in a glazed mahogany presentation case with a silvered crest plate engraved with the imperial Hapsburg Arms on the back.  The provenance is Rahinston House in Co. Meath and the estimate is 3,000-5,000.