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    VORTEX VESSELL AND AN OLD WATERMILL

    Sunday, October 30th, 2022
     Vortex Vessell – Orange/Red by Grainne Watts at Morgan O’Driscoll. UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200 AT HAMMER

    An arresting double walled thrown porcelain bowl with velvet underglaze by Grainne Watts sits comfortably among the sculptures at Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International art sale.  Titled Vortex Vessel – Orange/Red it is by an artist who has undertaken a number of public commissions.  Work by Watts is represented in the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland collection and at the OPW.  With highlights by Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats the sale, which runs until November 1 is on view at the RDS in Dublin this Bank Holiday weekend.  The catalogue is online.

    A lost piece of Cork industrial history features at Fonsie Mealy’s Irish and International art sale at Castlecomer next November 16.  A c1810 watercolour of a watermill attributed to Henry Brocas senior has been identified as likely to be the five storey mill that once stood in the village of Blarney beside the River Martin.  The flax mill, owned by James B. O’Sullivan, flourished for several decades.  Little remains of it today as it was demolished to make way for the Blarney Woollen Mills. Among more than 400 lots in the upcoming sale is a design by Daniel MacLise for a Cork Art Exhibition Medal in 1852.

    Watermill thought to be O’Sullivan’s Mill at Blarney attributed to Henry Brocas at Fonsie Mealy

    PORTRAIT OF WALTER OSBORNE AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
    Portrait of Walter Osborne – Augustus Burke RHA (1838-1891). UPDATE; THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Meet Walter Osborne. We are more accustomed to seeing the artists work than the artist himself. This oil on canvas head and shoulders portrait by his friend Augustus Burke comes up at Fonsie Mealy’s Irish and International art sale in Castlecomer on November 16. It most likely dates from the late 1880’s. George Osborne was born in 1859 and died of pneumonia aged 43. Augustus Burke served professor of painting at the Royal Hibernian Academy before moving permanently to England.

    DANIEL O’CONNELL’S POCKET WATCH MAKES 26,000 AT FONSIE MEALY

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
    The Liberator ‘Daniel O’Connell’s’ Timepiece made €26,000 at hammer

    This 19th century gold pocket watch personally commissioned by Daniel O’Connell made a hammer price of €26,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Castlecomer on September 28. Lot 694 was made by Donegan and Wright in Dublin with fusée movement. It is numbered 683. There is a decorative border on the face, Roman numerals and a central engraving of “Derrynane Abbey, Co. Kerry,” home of The Liberator. It is hallmarked with Dublin gold marks and date and supplied with a matching gold link chain. This pocket watch was subsequently gifted to the Ffrench Family, Castle Ffrench, Galway. It came to sale by direct family descent.

    CHATSWORTH AUCTION BY FONSIE MEALY KICKS OFF TODAY

    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
    PAIR OF LARGE GEORGIAN BRASS BOUND PEAT BUCKETS. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    This pair of Georgian brass bound peat buckets come up as lot 787 at Fonsie Mealy’s two day Chatsworth autumn antique sale which gets underway today. They are estimated at €5,000-€7,000. The catalogue cover is lot 691, a silhouette of Daniel O’Connell by Augustin Edouart dated to 1834. It is estimated at €1,500-€2,000. More than 1,000 lots will come under the hammer today and tomorrow. The catalogue is online.

    Augustin Edouart, French (1789-1861) “Daniel O’Connell. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,400 AT HAMMER

    ANYONE FOR A 1932 AUSTIN SIX SALOON?

    Saturday, September 24th, 2022
     !932 Austin Six Saloon at Fonsie Mealy. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A 1932 Austin Six Saloon, an exceptional pair of Buhl pier cabinets and a set of chairs once in the collection of the Dukes of Leinster at Leinster House are among the delights awaiting collectors at auctions around the country in the coming week.  The Chatsworth autumn fine art sale by Fonsie Mealy in Castlecomer next Tuesday and Wednesday will run concurrently with three days of sales from Hatherton House, Dartry, Dublin and other clients by Sheppards in Durrow on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Meantime Aidan Foley’s three day antique and home interior sale at Sixmilebridge gets going tomorrow.

    The Austin Six at Fonsie Mealy is petrol driven and estimated at €10,000-€15,000. The sale includes a George III breakfront bookcase by Thomas Graham of Clonmel once in the collection of the Villiers-Stuart family (€6,000-€8,000) and a set of 18th century giltwood armchairs in the manner of John Trotter (€4,000-€5,000). The provenance here relates to the Dukes of Leinster at Leinster House and Carton. 

    A pair of 19th century Buhl pier cabinets at Sheppards. UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    Sheppards will offer more than 300 lots of furniture, 100 lots of Chinese ceramics, hundreds of paintings, mirrors and some architectural salvage.  Appetising antique furniture includes a pair of exceptional 19th century Buhl pier cabinets (€5,000-€8,000). A Chinese blue and white Leys jar is estimated at €8,000-€10,000. More unusual lots include a pair of Balinese hardwood windows and shutters, and a Balinese door.  Library bookcases, Persian rugs, Victorian sideboards and ga

    TABLE OWNED BY MARIE ANTOINETTE AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Monday, September 12th, 2022
    This table was once the property of Queen Marie Antoinette. UPDATE:THIS WAS UNSOLD

    There is considerable provenance to lot 652 at Fonsie Mealy’s autumn Chatsworth auction in Castlecomer on September 27-28. According to the auctioneer the 18th century French Louis XVI oval walnut and tulipwood table pictured here was once the property of Marie Antoinette. Purchased in Paris by Lord Charles Beresford it was given as a gift to Mrs. Maude of Belgard Castle, Clondalkin, Dublin on the birth of her son Marcus “Markie” Maude in 1896. He died in Mesopotamia aged 24 and the table went by descent to Mount Juliet from Colonel Silcock. It was purchased by the present vendor at Mount Juliet.
    The table was made by Jean-Pierre Dusautoy (1719-1800) and is stamped. There is a three quarter pierced brass gallery and oval top with a tooled leather inset inside a crossbanded edge. It is estimated at 4,000-6,000. The two day sale of over 1,000 lots is brimful of interest and the catalogue is online.

    SILVER SHINES AND MIRRORS SPARKLE AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
    THIS EARLY PAIR OF IRISH PROVINCIAL TABLESPOONS, POSSIBLY CORK, SOLD FOR 4,400

    MIRRORS sparkled and silver shone on day two of Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth summer fine art sale online from Castlecomer today. This early pair of Irish provincial silver tea spoons, with an estimate of 200-300, made a hammer price of 4,400. An 18th century Dublin c1788 serving spoon with a hooked handle and HM makers mark, made 3,000 over a top estimate of 300, a c1792 Dublin soup ladle with an estimate of 200-300 made 2,300, a cowrie shell silver crested snuff box by Jane Williams, Cork make 2,500 over a top estimate of 600 and a pair of card trays by Michael McDermott, Cork c1760 made 2,200 over a top estimate of 1,500.

    An 18th century carved gilt overmantle in the Chippendale manner crested with a ho ho bird from Cahir Park House in Co. Tipperary made 11,500 at hammer and an Irish gilt and gesso two compartment overmantle mirror made 9,500 at hammer. On June 14 a large pair of Irish carved giltwood compartmental mirrors made 11,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 31, June 8, June 12 and June 14, 2022)

    A €14,000 PIECE OF CHINESE CLOISONNE AT FONSIE MEALY

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
    This early Chinese cloisonné Bowl made 14,000 at hammer

    An early Chinese cloisonne bowl with an estimate of 100-200 together with a Chinese jardiniere with a four character mark made a hammer price of 14,000 at day one of Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth Summer Fine Art sale today.  The bowl was described as profusely decorated with colourful flowers, 10″ (26cms), the Jardinière, with four character mark to base, measured 6 1/2″. The auction is continuing live online. Among the other hammer prices today were €11,500 for a Steinway grand piano, a pair of Irish carved giltwood compartmental mirrors (€11,000) and a white marble inlaid fireplace in the manner of Pietro Bossi (€9,000).

    FONSIE MEALY’S THREE DAY SALE NOW ON VIEW IN CASTLECOMER

    Sunday, June 12th, 2022
    18th century carved gilt overmantle mirror Cahir Park House in Tipperary. UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000

    WITH everything from tapestries to chimney pieces, art, jewellery and a Rolex Oyster watch the three day Chatsworth Summer Art sale by Fonsie Mealy on June 14, 15 and 16 has drawn collectible pieces from estates right around Ireland like Strokestown House, Co. Wexford, Cahir Park House, Co. Tipperary, the McAteer estate from Newcastle, Co. Down, Celbridge Lodge, Co. Kildare and many other properties.

    The most expensively estimated furniture lots are some 18th century overmantle and giltwood mirrors in a range from €7,000-€15,000.   Other top lots include a fine pair of William Kent style  carved giltwood console tables (€4,000-€6,000), a giltwood and gesso centre table (€3,000-€5,000) and a pair of ornate Victorian Gothic Coalbrookdale radiator covers with sienna marble tops (€3,000-€4,000).

    One of a pair of Victorian Gothic cast iron Coalbrookdale radiator covers. UPDATE; THESE MADE 3,600 AT HAMMER

    A c1720 Antwerp tapestry by Jacob Van Der Goten (€8,000-€12,000), an 18th century Flemish tapestry (€5,000-€7,000) and some wonderful chimney pieces will attract considerable attention for their rarity at this live and online sale.  Lots like a white marble inlaid chimney piece in the manner of Pietro Bossi (€5,500-€7,500), a carved white marble Portman fireplace (€3,500-€5,500) and an early Irish Kilkenny black marble chimneypiece (€3,800-€5,000) are not to be found every day. There is fine furniture, antique collectibles, silver, ceramics, art, miniatures, clocks, taxidermy, jewellery, carpets and light fittings in this treasure trove of a sale. Viewing is underway in Castlecomer.

    George I Kilkenny black marble chimney piece. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,200 AT HAMMER

    ANTWERP TAPESTRY AT FONSIE MEALY SALE

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
    Jakob Van Der Goten (1659-1724) – Orpheus Playing a Lyre, by a Water Garden with Canals, Fountain and Classical Buildings UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This c1720 Antwerp tapestry by Jakob Van Der Goten comes up as lot 1470 at Fonsie Mealy’s Chatsworth Summer Fine Art sale on June 14, 15 and 16. Measuring 8’7″ x 13’8″ it was purchased in 1991 from the Marble Hall, Powderham Castle, Devon. It is estimated at €8,000-€12,000. A total of 1,476 lots of fine furniture, antiques, silver, ceramics, objets d’Art, paintings, Old Masters, clocks, taxidermy, jewellery, fireplaces, musical instruments, carpets and light fittings will come under the hammer. Viewing gets underway in Castlecomer on June 9 and the catalogue is online.