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    APPETITE FOR ART AUCTIONS UNDIMINISHED IN IRELAND

    Saturday, August 13th, 2022
    An abstract artwork by Michael Hales at Aidan Foley’s sale UPDATE: THIS MADE 500 AT HAMMER

    A small pencil sketch of a country fair by Jack B. Yeats is similar in size to one Aidan Foley sold recently for €2,000 at Sixmilebridge. It comes up among about 180 lots of art at Foley’s sale on August 14 including work by Mark O’Neill, Arthur Maderson, John Morris, Markey Robinson, John Kingerlee and the British born Co. Tipperary based Michael Hales. The appetite for art at auction in Ireland is undiminished and paintings will be to the fore at Foley’s sale at Kilcolgan, Co. Galway and at Hegarty’s in Bandon on August 17. Both sales are online.

    Michael Hales, whose abstract art is gathering a growing band of admirers, has his studio at Emly and cites Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter and Sean Scully as influences.  His work can be seen as part of a group show at the Kenmare Windows exhibition until August 28 where exhibitors are displayed in the windows of local businesses and Kenmare Butter Market as well as the Carnegie Arts Centre.  He has had various shows around Tipperary, at Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary Town and was recently at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 140th annual exhibition.

    If art is hot the same cannot be said for much of the antique furniture that surfaces at sales like Aidan Foleys.  The auctioneer is offering a mahogany four drawer chest tomorrow that would fit in any house or apartment.  It will, he predicts, go for €100 or less.  Demand for lots like Georgian drop leaf tables, a cross banded Victorian pembroke table, cheval mirrors and rosewood card tables, all of which feature in the sale tomorrow, remains weak even though antique furniture is the ultimate buy for those who want to go green and save the planet. 

    The Mill by Samuel Prout at Hegarty’s UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Noted for the naturalness of his drawing and his play on light and shade the British watercolourist Samuel Prout (1783-1852) is credited with elevating the art of architectural drawing to new heights.  Among his pupils was the critic John Ruskin who once remarked: “Sometimes I tire of Turner but never of Prout”. A definitive collection of over 60 works by Prout as well as by his son Samuel Gillespie Prout (1822-1911) and his nephew John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) will kick off the sale at Hegarty’s on Wednesday. One of the more expensively estimated works by Samuel Prout is The Mill, a watercolour which depicts a house and watermill overlooking a stream. It is estimated at €2,500-€4,500.  There are many less expensively estimated works by the Prout family from €300 up.  A Quayside Scene by Samuel Prout is estimated at €300-€600 and a watercolour of Ratisbon Cathedral (modern day Regensberg) by Samuel Gillespie Prout is estimated at €500-€700. The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery holds a collection of work by Samuel Prout. Among other lots of note at Hegarty’s is a portrait of a young female  by John Butler Yeats (1839-1922) from the Yeats family collection. It is thought to be of his daughter Lily who often sat for her father and is estimated at €1,000-€2,000. Poppies in Sunlight by Kenneth Webb is estimated at €3,000-€5,000. Kenneth Webb is to be the subject of an exhibition at Gladwell and Patterson, Beauchamp Place, London next month.

    ONLINE AUCTIONS IN WEST CORK TO WHILE AWAY THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022
    Pauline Bewick (1935-2022) – Sleeping Beauties at Morgan O’Driscoll (€800-€1,200). UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,200 AT HAMMER

    The height of the holiday season has not deterred two west Cork based auctioneers from planning sales for Tuesday August 2.  The evening art sale by Morgan O’Driscoll next Tuesday can be viewed in Skibbereen today, on Monday and on Tuesday.  The selection is impressive and among the artists featured on the catalogue are Sean Scully, Louis le Brocquy, Felim Egan, Basil Blackshaw, Letitia Marion Hamilton, Colin Middleton, Mary Swanzy, William Crozier, Cecil Maguire and Pauline Bewick who died on Thursday at her home in Co. Kerry, with sculpture by Helen Walsh, Ray Delaney, Oisin Kelly and John Behan. 

    In Bandon Hegarty’s August fine interiors sale features a selection of over 200 lots of  furniture, art, silver, jewellery and collectibles.  An 18 carat Columbian emerald and diamond cluster ring is estimated at €11,000-€12,000.  Among the other highlights is a pair of black cast iron benches (€1,000-€1,200), a mixed media on canvas by Philippe Aird (€800-€1,200), a stone bust on pillar of Mark Anthony (€400-€600) and a bronze bust of Diane of Poitiers (€300-€600). The catalogues for both sales are online.  

    TEA TABLE WITH HISTORIC FAMILY CONNECTIONS AT HEGARTY’S SALE

    Friday, June 3rd, 2022
     EARLY 19TH CENTUY IRISH MAHOGANY FOLD OVER TEA TABLE. UPDATE: THIS MADE 700 AT HAMMER

    THIS c1820 tea table comes up at Hegarty’s online sale in Bandon, Co. Cork on June 7. Estimated at 800-1,200 it is from the Martello Tower at Cobh and the Haughton family collection. Benjamin Haughton of the well known Quaker family in Cork was an independent member of Seanad Éireann from 1922 – 1928. He was one of a small deputation of business people who went to London to meet with Prime Minister Lloyd George in 1920 in an attempt to seek peace in Ireland. His relative James Haughton was a prominent figure in the Hibernian Anti-Slavery Society. The sale will include a selection of antique furniture, silver, jewellery and collectibles including a number of lots from the Haughton family.

    IRISH 19TH CENTURY PINE DRESSER MAKES 1,900 AT HEGARTY’S

    Sunday, March 6th, 2022

    This Irish 19th century provincial pine dresser made a hammer price of 1,900 at Hegarty’s in Bandon on March 6. Decorated at the top with dentil moulding and open heart shaped fretwork it was described as a rare and fine example of 19th century Irish woodwork and cabinet making.

    ONLINE SUNDAY SALE AT HEGARTY’S IN BANDON

    Saturday, January 29th, 2022
    Late 18th century fold over tea table. UPDATE: THIS MADE 850 AT HAMMER.

    There is furniture and jewellery to choose from at Hegarty’s live online auction from Bandon 2 pm on January 30. A late 18th century Georgian demi lune tea table has an appealing satinwood cross banded top and a flame mahogany frieze.  It is estimated at €800-€900. An 18 carat white gold Ceylon sapphire and diamond cluster ring might be just the thing for Valentine’s Day but it does not come cheap. The sapphire weighs 4.72 carats and the ring is estimated at €12,000-€13,000.  Among the collectibles on offer is a Cork silver salt spoon (€100-€200) and there are a number of items made by Tiffany including a 14 carat yellow gold compartmented pill box (€250-€450).  The catalogue is online.

    THE MIDNIGHT COURT AS SEEN BY PAULINE BEWICK

    Friday, November 26th, 2021
    PAULINE BEWICK RHA (b.1953), “PUT INTO ACTION AND FILL US WITH GLEE. THE PUNISHMENT SET BY THE QUEEN OF CRAGLEE”,

    This limited edition print by Pauline Bewick comes up at Hegarty’s timed online art auction which runs from November24 to November 28. It is from her series The Midnight Court and numbered 39/250. The estimate is 650-850. UPDATE: THIS WAS BID TO 550 AND WAS WITHDRAWN

    HOMES AND INTERIORS AT HEGARTY’S SALE IN BANDON

    Thursday, October 28th, 2021
    VICTORIAN WALNUT INLAID CREDENZA. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This Victorian walnut inlaid credenza comes up at Hegarty’s October Homes and Interiors auction on October 30. The catalogue is online and offers more than 400 lots of antique furniture, silver, jewellery, art and collectibles. Among the is a Dublin Tunbridge wall clock, an antique Persian Kashan rug, a Burmese ruby ring and an Art Deco console table. The credenza is estimated at 3,500-5,500.

    RONNIE WOODS ART AT HEGARTY’S AUTUMN SALE

    Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
    Ronnie Wood – Big Bang Red (23/290)

    Big Bang Red, a limited edition screenprint of The Rolling Stones by Ronnie Wood, comes up at Hegarty’s art auction in Bandon on October 17. It is from the collection of his former wife Jo Wood and is estimated at 3,300-5,500. Ronnie Wood studied at Ealing College of Art and is a prolific painter.

    ANTIQUE FURNITURE, JEWELLERY AND A HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION AT HEGARTY’S

    Saturday, August 28th, 2021

    More than 380 lots of antique furniture, jewellery, art and collectibles will come under the hammer at Hegarty’s online auction in Bandon, Co. Cork on September 5.  On offer is the collection of Anthony and Victoria Bartley of Rosscarbery.  A squadron leader with the RAF during the Second World War Anthony Bartley’s first wife was the actress Deborah Kerr with whom he lived in Hollywood for 15 years.  He met Victoria in 1964 and they lived for a time in Barbados before moving to west Cork in 1971.

    A 1906 18 carat gold London fob watch and chain at Hegarty’s. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    BRONZE CLASSICAL LIONS MAKE 4,500 AT HAMMER

    Sunday, June 6th, 2021

    This exceptional pair of bronze garden classical lions with a top estimate of 4,000 sold for a hammer price of €4,500 at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon today. They attracted a number of competitive bidders on the phone and the internet. An 18th century Irish silver teapot made 1,700, an early 19th century silver serving platter and mazarin grill by Paul Storr made 6,900 and a pair of foldover rosewood card tables made 4,400.