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    AUCTION POSTPONEMENTS AND ONLINE ONLY SALE

    Monday, March 16th, 2020

    ALL auctions at Adams in Dublin have been postponed temporarily. The Collector’s Cabinet auction scheduled for Mullen’s of Laurel Park on March 28 has also been postponed.

    The sale scheduled for Hegarty’s in Bandon on March 22 will go ahead as an online only auction. E-mail the auctioneer for condition reports, absentee bids or telephone bids. The two day sale by Matthews of Oldcastle in Kells on March 21 and 22 will go ahead.

    ARTHUR MADERSON, “POINT OF SUNSET, CANAL DU 
    MIDI” at Hegarty’s online only sale in Bandon. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    McGuinness lobster pots at James Adam art sale

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

    This painting of Lobster Pots, Brittany by Norah McGuinness is undated but appears to be from the late 1940’s or early ’50’s. T|here are known examples of paintings by McGuiness of the Breton landscape, such as the Les Bigoudenes in the Niland Collection, Sligo which depicts the Breton women wearing traditional tall lace headdresses of the Pays Bigouden region. This painting appeared in an exhibition of McGuinness work at the Leicester Galleries, London, in 1951. Another titled Breton Port which was exhibited in The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, 1950. Lobster Pots is lot 48 at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 25. It is estimated at 15,000-20,000.

    Norah McGuinness HRHA (1901-1980)
    Lobster Pots, Brittany

    AT HOME AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN ON SUNDAY

    Friday, February 21st, 2020

    A total of 530 lots of silver, furniture, jewellery, porcelain and collectibles will come under the hammer at the At Home sale at James Adam in Dublin on February 23. There are silver brooches by Georg Jensen, some Irish provincial silver, artworks including some Art Deco chrome plated figures, mirrors, antique furniture including sets of chairs, Oriental bronzes and Donegal carpets. The catalogue is online.

    A large Donegal wool carpet in the Neo-classical taste. UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,700 AT HAMMER

    ANYONE FOR A BIG DIAMOND PENDANT?

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020

    THIS marquise brilliant-cut diamond weighing 6.01cts, with pendant mount fitting is the top lot at the James Adam evening sale of Fine Jewellery at watches on February 11. It is estimated at €160,000-180,000. There are 86 lots in the sale and the catalogue is online.

    Marquise brilliant-cut diamond . UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    IRISH ART AND SCULPTURE AT JAMES ADAM ONLINE

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020

    A paintings and sculpture online sale at James Adam in Dublin until February 3 includes 164 lots from the collection of Antoinette and Patrick J. Murphy. The sale runs until 6 pm on February 3 and the catalogue is online.

    Carolyn Mullholland – Flowers (painted steel) UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,500 AT HAMMER

    ADAMS SEEKS TREASURE THROUGHOUT IRELAND

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020

    Following a highly successful year in 2019 the team of specialists at James Adam in Dublin is embarking on a nationwide valuation tour next week.  They will offer professional and discreet appraisals and hopefully pick up some interesting lots for sales in 2020. Adams say that the results achieved last year confirm that now is a good time to sell at auction in Ireland.  Their upcoming spring summer sales will range from fine art and period interiors to Important Irish Art, jewellery and watches, 20th century furniture and design, the library sale and historical document and artefacts.  Expert valuers will be in Belfast on Monday, Derry on Tuesday, Galway on Wednesday, Limerick on Thursday, Killarney on Friday, Kilkenny on this day week and Cork on February 2.  Appointments can be made by e-mail to valuations@adams.ie

    This c1955 diamond riviere necklace by Mauboussin sold for a hammer price of €150,000 at James Adam in September.

    ANTIQUE GLASS URNS MAKE 6,000 AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, December 16th, 2019

    A pair of c1800 Waterford flat cut urns and covers sold for a hammer price of 6,000 at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on December 15. They were from the collection formed in the 1930’s by the artist Mrs. Jean Jameson of Tourin, Co. Waterford.

    AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019

    Jewellery, silver, a collection of antique glass, art, furniture and a wide variety of collectibles such as a Qing Dynasty Chinese jade miniature model of an elephant (100-150) will come under the hammer at the At Home sale at James Adam on December 15. The catalogue is online.

    A Qing Dynasty miniature model of an elephant. UPDATE: THIS MADE 100 AT HAMMER

    SCOTT’S RED ON RED THE TOP LOT AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019

    Red on Red by William Scott was the top lot at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on December 4. It made a hammer price of 150,000 over an estimates of 150,000-200,000. A second Scott in the sale, Still Life with Pan and Bowl, failed to find a buyer. Other top lots, with hammer prices in brackets, were: Cottages by a lake by Paul Henry (90,000); Cottages by Water by Paul Henry (70,000); Portrait of J.P. Donleavy by Robert Ballagh (30,000); Moonstruck Youth by Gerard Dillon (28,000); Lake View by Paul Henry (26,000); Horses Exercising, early morning by Basil Blackshaw (22,000); Crouching figure with bowed head by Mary Swanzy (18,500); Boats by William John Leech (18,000); Mother and child by Sir John Lavery (15,000); Clifton, Connemara by George Campbell (15,000); Drover II by Basil Blackshaw (14,000); Still Life by Patrick Swift (14,000); Coastline by Donald Teskey (10,000) and Polo Match, St Moritz by Peter Curling (8,000).

    Red on Red by William Scott

    JEWELLERY AND DIAMONDS AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019

    The catalogue for the James Adam evening sale of fine jewellery and watches on December 3 features 246 lots. Estimates range from 250 euro to 200,000 euro, the high estimate for a 6.74 carat rectangular cut diamond ring. A c1925 Art Deco diamond bracelet is estimated at 7,000-8,000, a diamond line bracelet by Boodles has an estimate of 4,000-5,000, a c1885 Faberge diamond and gold brooch is estimated at 3,000-4,000 and a pair of diamond ear studs is estimated at 50,000-60,000.

    A DIAMOND AND CHRYSOPRASE ‘ROSE DE NOëL’ BROOCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1980. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD