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    IRISH FURNITURE AND SILVER AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK

    Monday, October 21st, 2019

    This early 19th century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on October 24.  The George IV  walnut marble topped table with a light brown marble top is from a private collection in Connecticut.  It is estimated at $20,000-30,000 US dollars.  An mid 18th century Irish George III console table is estimated at $30,000-50,000 and a c1740 walnut and rouge royale marble wine cooler described as possibly Irish has an estimate of $50,000-80,000.  There are a number of lots of Irish silver in the sale including a 1769 beer mug by John Tudor, Dublin ($4,000-6,000), an 18th century salver by John Hamilton, Dublin  ($3,000-5,000), a 1717 octagonal sugar bowl with the makers mark WP ($10,000-20,000) and an octagonal teapot by Mark Twelves, Dubin 1714 ($12,000-18,000).

    THURLES HOUSE CONTENTS SALE TO OFFER 500+ LOTS

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019

    Fonsie Mealy’s sale of contents of Glengarriff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on October 1 will offer more than 500 lots of furniture, paintings, prints, silver, Chinese porcelain, sporting guns, garden furniture, books and maps. The auction will include heirlooms from the Carrigan family and items from other private clients. Viewing is on the premises on September 29 and 30, the sale will be held at the Anner Hotel in Thurles at 11 am.

    An Arts and Crafts Library Table with the label Battam, Heywood and Hanks, Oxford St. and Berners St., London (2,000-3,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    IRISH SILVER AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK SALE

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

    A number of lots of Irish silver and an Irish wine cooler will come up at Sotheby’s sale entitled Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture in New York on April 16. There are salvers, coffee pots, cruets, tankards, a dish ring, a punch strainer, tureens, salts, a beer jug and a carved mahogany wine cooler, probably by Williams and Gibton ($12,000-18,000). The most expensively estimated Irish silver lot is a coffee pot by Robert Calderwood, Dublin 1728 ($12,000-18,000). The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    An unusual coffee pot by Robert Calderwood ($12,000-18,000)
    A wine cooler probably by Williams and Gibton ($12,000-18,000)

    EXCEPTIONAL PRICES FOR THE ROCKEFELLER’S IRISH SILVER

    Friday, May 11th, 2018

    The Rockefellers Irish silver made exceptional prices in the exceptional sale of the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection at Christie’s  in New York last night. The running total on day three of the sales is now an astonishing $828,043,219.  Yesterday  the Coghill Monteith, a William III Irish silver monteith (a bowl used for washing wine glasses) by Thomas Bolton of Dublin sold for $137,500 and a George II Irish gold freedom box made by William Currie of Dublin sold for $47,500. A pair of Irish silver sauceboats by Charles Townsend, Dublin made $15,000 and a set of four Queen Anne Irish small silver strawberry dishes by John Ricketts, Cork sold for $16,250.  Among the other pieces of Irish silver in the collection was a George II Irish silver coffee pot by William Townsend which made $16,250.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 16, 2018)

    THE COGHILL MONTIETH: A WILLIAM III IRISH SILVER MONTEITH
    MARK OF THOMAS BOLTON, DUBLIN

    A GEORGE II IRISH GOLD FREEDOM BOX
    MARK OF WILLIAM CURRIE, DUBLIN

    AN IRISH SILVER GIFT FROM HENRY FORD TO THE ROCKEFELLERS

    Monday, April 16th, 2018

    This two handled Irish silver cup was a 1940 wedding gift to David and Peggy Rockefeller from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford of Dearborn, Michigan.  It will come up at Christie’s in New York on May 10 as part of Christie’s auction of the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. The sales of approximately 1,550 auction lots includes one of the largest and most important collections of decorative arts to come to market in decades. Around 900 lots will come up at the New York saleroom on May 8, 9 and 10 and there will be a companion online sale of 650 lots to open worldwide on May 1. A number of philanthropic causes are to benefit from the auction.

    The silver cup, with the mark of Robert Calderwood, Dublin c , is estimated at $2,000-3,000 dollars.  Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who died last year aged 101, was chairman of Chase Manhattan Corporation.  His wife, the former Peggy McGrath, died in 1996.  They had six children.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $3,250

    RARE IRISH AND ENGLISH SILVER FROM THE COLLECTION OF JIMMY WELDON

    Sunday, May 14th, 2017
    MORE than 180 lots of rare Irish and English silver from the collection of Jimmy Weldon will come under the hammer at James Adam in Dublin on May 16.  On offer is a selection ranging from the rarest of Irish provincial spoons to quirky table decorations.
    Provincial Irish silver is rare and prized nationally and internationally. The highlight of the sale is a Kinsale silver trifid spoon made by brothers William and Joseph Wall around 1712. It is estimated at 8,000-12,000.  There is a similar estimate on a fluted Limerick sugar bowl made by Collins Brehon around 1750. A second piece of Limerick silver is a c1785 soup ladle by Maurice Fitzgerald (4,000). A gold Claddagh ring made c1775 in Galway has an estimate of 3,000.
    There are a number of pieces of Georgian Cork silver  from makers like Carden Terry and Jane Williams,  Michael MacDermott, John Nicolson, William Reynolds and George Hodder. Major Dublin pieces from the early 18th century include a 1737 globular tea kettle on stand by Thomas Sutton and a 1715 strawberry dish by John Hamilton.  There is a collection of four early 19th century seals with the armorials of the 7th Viscount Powerscourt.  He was responsible for the remodelling of Powerscourt and laid out the gardens as we know them today.  The seals are estimated at 8,000.

    Weldon’s was established in Clarendon St. in central Dublin in the 1890’s. In the 1960’s Jimmy Weldon joined the business founded by his grandfather. A genial expert on Irish Georgian silver who has served twice as Master Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

    A very rare Kinsale silver trifid spoon (8,000-12,000  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    A c1750 Limerick sugar bowl by Collins Brehon (8,000-12,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 13,000 AT HAMMER

    THE NATIONAL ANTIQUE FAIR AT LIMERICK THIS WEEKEND

    Saturday, November 14th, 2015
    The two day National Antique, Art and Vintage Fair is at the South Court Hotel today and tomorrow. Silver on offer includes a pair of Limerick buttons c1780 by George Moore and a pair of Cork buckles c1785 by John Warner at Weldons, Celebration in White, an oil by Mark O’Neill at Treasures Irish Art of Athlone and an oil on canvas by Erskine Nichol at George Stacpoole of Fr. Tom and Myles, a scene from The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault.  A member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Erskine Nichol taught art in Dublin from 1845-50 during the Famine.  Another rarity at George Stacpoole is an Askeaton print from T. Stafford’s Pacata Hibernia 1633.
    There is 18th and 19th century furniture, Victorian and contemporary art,  jewellery, rare books, crystal, watches, stamps, coins, banknotes, train sets, tin plate toys, Star Wars posters, militaria, fishing tackle, porcelain and Waterford crystal are among the thousands of items on display.

    The Abbey The Castle of Askeaton from T. Staffords Pacata Hibernia 1633

    The Abbey The Castle of Askeaton from T. Staffords Pacata Hibernia 1633

    A demantoid and diamond brooch in the shape of a shamrock

    A demantoid and diamond brooch in the shape of a shamrock

    A pair of Cork silver buckles by John Warner c1785

    A pair of Cork silver buckles by John Warner c1785

     Erskine Nicholl (1825-1904) - Fr. Tom and Myles from Boucicault's The Colleen Bawn

    Erskine Nicholl (1825-1904) – Fr. Tom and Myles from Boucicault’s The Colleen Bawn

    IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER AT WOODWARDS

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015
    Cork, Limerick and Dublin silversmiths will feature at Woodwards bi-annual auction of silver and art in Cork on November 11.   Highlights include a c1750 Limerick Georgian silver French style serving spoon by Samuel Johns (3,000-4,000) and a Cork silver dish or potato ring by William Egan 1916 (1,500-2,000). There is a George III bright cut Limerick silver serving spoon by Patrick Connell c1785 (1,000-1,500). Cork made pieces include a pair of c1827 George IV cream or sauce ladles by Richard Garde (300-500), a bright cut serving spoon in the neo-classical style by Joseph Gibson c1790 (100-150), a sugar bowl with Celtic design band and Sword of Light hallmark for 1966 by William Egan (80-120) and a sugar tongs with fiddle pattern handles by Carden Terry and Jane Williams with Dublin hallmarks for 1813 (50-100).

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A George III London silver tankard c1768, makers mark FC

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    A Limerick Georgian serving spoon by Samuel Johns c1750 (3,000-4,000).

    IRISH QUEEN ANNE TANKARD AT CHRISTIE’S, SOUTH KENSINGTON

    Sunday, June 14th, 2015

    A Queen Anne Irish silver tankard comes up at Christie’s Country Home sale in South Kensington, London on July 7. Estimated at £8,000-10,000 it was made in Dublin in 1702.  The tankard carries the mark of David King, Dublin 1702 and the handle has the mark of Edward Workman of Dublin.  The front is engraved a large contemporary coat of arms for Hartwell.

    A second Irish silver lot in the sale is a George I bullet teapot with the mark of Matthew Walker estimated at £4,000-5,000. Made in 1717 it has been dechased.

    A QUEEN ANNE IRISH SILVER TANKARD MARK OF DAVID KING, DUBLIN, 1702, THE HANDLE MARK OF EDWARD WORKMAN OF DUBLIN

    A QUEEN ANNE IRISH SILVER TANKARD
    MARK OF DAVID KING, DUBLIN, 1702, THE HANDLE MARK OF EDWARD WORKMAN OF DUBLIN

    A GEORGE I IRISH SILVER BULLET TEAPOT MARK OF MATTHEW WALKER, DUBLIN, 1717

    A GEORGE I IRISH SILVER BULLET TEAPOT
    MARK OF MATTHEW WALKER, DUBLIN, 1717

    IRISH SILVER SCORES AT SOTHEBY’S MANSION SALE

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

    Irish silver sold particularly well at Sotheby’s Mansion – Private Collection sale in London on April 28. A set of four George III Irish silver wine coolers by Thomas Johnston Dublin 1795 sold for £50,000 over an estimate of £25,000-35,000.  Two fine matching Irish George II silver cups sold for £35,000 , within the estimate of £30,000-50,000. One was by Robert Calderwood and both were made in Dublin in 1736 and 1739.

    A set of four George III Irish silver wine coolers, Thomas Johnston, Dublin, 1795 sold for £50,000.

    A set of four George III Irish silver wine coolers, Thomas Johnston, Dublin, 1795 sold for £50,000.

     Two fine matching Irish George II silver cups and covers, one Robert Calderwood, both Dublin, 1736 and 1739 sold for £35,000.


    Two fine matching Irish George II silver cups and covers, one Robert Calderwood, both Dublin, 1736 and 1739 sold for £35,000.