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    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, June 7th, 2019

    Viewing gets underway in Dublin today for the auction of Important Irish Art at James Adam on June 12 at 6 pm. Prime lots include Homeward Bound by Sean Keating (60,000-80,000), Cottages in a Landscape by Paul Henry (60,000-80,000), Low Water, Spring Tide, Clifden by Jack B. Yeats (40,000-60,000) and Cuchulainn VIII, 1999, an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy (30,000-50,000). The selection is broad and the catalogue is online.

    Seán Keating PRHA (1889-1977)
    Homeward Bound UPDATE: THIS MADE 76,000 AT HAMMER

    ALL THE JEWELS AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019

    A girls best friend and more will come under the hammer at the James Adam sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin at 6 p.m. on May 14. The two most expensive lots in this auction are single stone diamond rings each estimated at 20,000-30,000. A c2000 cultured pearl and diamond Pushkin cocktail bracelet watch by Chopard is estimated at 20,000-25,000.

    A single stone brilliant cut diamond ring UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 20,000

    Adams jewellery specialist Claire-Laurence Mestrallet invited the fashion editor, stylist and author Annmarie O’Connor to go through the catalogue.  At the top of her wish list was an original 1930’s minaudiere or strapless evening back with an Art Deco vibe.  By Van Cleef and Arpels and with a diamond and ruby lid it is estimated at 15,000-20,000.  Many famous makers are represented in this auction, for which the catalogue is online.

    UPDATE: The sale brought in 810,000 with a sell rate of over 70%. The top lot was a c1955 gold and diamond coffee bean demi-parure by Cartier which made 34,000.

    A diamond and ruby set evening bag by Van Cleef and Arpels UPDATE: THIS MADE 18,000 AT HAMMER

    MID-CENTURY MODERN AT JAMES ADAM

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019

    Mid Century Modern is the title of the auction at James Adam in Dublin at 6 pm on April 30. This is a sale of 123 lots of 20th century furniture, lighting, glass, mirrors, sculpture and art with work by Nevill Johnson, Felim Egan, John Shinnors, Alice Maher, Sean Scully, Mark Francis and others. The catalogue is online.

    Cecil King (1921-1986) Nexus II UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000 AT HAMMER
    EAMES SOFT PAD OFFICE CHAIR, by Vitra UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,400

    MORE THAN A LIBRARY AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Monday, April 15th, 2019

    An Irish Library – the sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon next on April 17 – reflects the sort of weird and wonderful idea of the library in an Irish country house.  This is as repository for all sorts of exotica.  This  interesting sale offers a range of books, furniture, art, taxidermy and militaria. Ten coloured engravings by Giovanni Ottaviani of Raphael’s Loggia, an outstanding pair of celestial and terrestrial globes, a pair of Irish carved side tables, a magnificent George II secretaire and a Killarney davenport are among the prime lots  There is art by Richard Carver, Edwin Hayes and Erskine Nicol and taxidermy includes  antlers, a wild boar, a lion and a bear cub. The catalogue is online.

    A pair of George IV celestial and terrestrial globes by Newton UPDATE: THESE MADE 30,000 AT HAMMER

    MUCH MORE THAN A LIBRARY

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019

    THE Irish Library sale at James Adam in Dublin on April 17 contains some remarkable pieces of Irish furniture and numerous collectible items. There is a collection of militaria relating to the Duke of Albany’s 72nd Highland Regiment , art by Richard Carver and Edwin Hayes and a collection of taxidermy. The catalogue is online.

    A PAIR OF IRISH CARVED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLES, with breccia marble tops (30,000-50,000) UPDATE: THESE WERE UNSOLD

    IMPORTANT IRISH ART AT JAMES ADAM

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art at James Adam in Dublin on March 27 offers a broad selection of 166 lots. The earliest painting in the auction is a 1760 landscape by George Barret senior and there is a good selection of mid-20th century art and sculpture. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for March 16 and March 22, 2019.

    George Barret senior – Landscape with figures UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD
    Patrick O’Reilly (b.1957) Two Cows as Milk Cartons (2008) UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,200 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH ART SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019

    Many of this country’s finest painters and sculptors from the last 250 years feature at the James Adam evening sale of Irish art in Dublin on March 27. The Children’s Fairing by Erskine Nicol is a masterpiece of Victorian artistic storytelling which brings a sense of luxury to a muddy harbour market.  It is an atmospheric work where the viewer becomes a spectator as the seller  offers fruit to a passer by and possible purchaser.  Dating to 1870 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1871 it was once in the collection of the Lady Lever Gallery at Port Sunlight at The Wirral and is estimated at 15,000-20,000.Art of a different order is available in FE McWilliam’s Leg Figure.  The bronze dates to 1977 and is estimated at 6,000-10,000.The earliest work in the sale is a large oil by George Barret senior dating to about 1760.  The spectacular landscape, probably by the Dargle on the Powerscourt estate, features anglers and figures including a baby and a dog.  It carries an estimate of 50,000-80,000.

    The catalogue is online. Among 166 lots is work by sculptors like John Behan, Rory Breslin, Bob Quinn, Stephen Lawlor and Patrick O’Reilly.

    Leg Figure by F E McWilliam UPDATE; THIS MADE 15,000 AT HAMMER
    The Children’s Fairing by Erskine Nicol UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    PORTRAIT OF MEXICAN ACTRESS MOVITA AT ADAMS

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019

    This charcoal and pastel portrait of Movita by Sean Keating comes up at the James Adam sale of Important Irish Art in Dublin on March 27.  Forever associated with Cobh boxer, actor and tenor Jack Doyle – the Gorgeous Gael – Maria Movita Castenada was a Mexican actress who starred in the Hollywood films  Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Fort Apache (1948).  Movita came to Ireland in the 1940’s as singing partner to Jack Doyle (1913-1978).  They married at Westland Row Church in Dublin and their double act drew sell out crowds when they toured this country and Britain.  Sean Keating would have known Movita and Doyle as they were fellow habitues of the Wicklow Hotel in Dublin.  The couple divorced in 1945 and Movita went on to marry Marlon Brando.  She died aged 98 in 2015.   The portrait is estimated at 1,200-1,600.

    Movita by Sean Keating UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000 AT HAMMER

    AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM IN DUBLIN

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

    More than 500 lots of silver, art, jewellery, antique furniture, Persian rugs, Oriental ceramics and collectibles will come under the hammer at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on February 24.

    Estimates are reasonable in this Sunday sale with something to appeal to a wide range of collectors.  There are smaller pieces of furniture like occasional tables, dumb waiters, work tables, chairs, longcase clocks, a clock garniture, affordable jewellery and a selection of art ranging from the 17th century to contemporary pieces.  The sale offers wall sconces, Japanese ivories, mirrors, Oriental and English porcelain, silver and plate cutlery, warming plates and a pair of c1900 Indian silver pilgrim flasks.  The catalogue is online.

    Victorian inlaid walnut credenza.

    A collection of three brass reservoir lamps

    VARIETY AT ADAMS AT HOME AUCTION

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018

    There is a wide variety of lots, from silver and porcelain to jewellery, antique furniture, art and collectibles at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on December 16.  The sale is at 11.30 a.m.  There is a timed online sale, At Home Part II which starts at 2 p.m.  Catalogues for both sales are online. Here is a small selection:

    A REGENCY INLAID ROSEWOOD RECTANGULAR DOUBLE DROP LEAF SOFA TABLE, (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH 19TH CENTURY DESSERT DISH, by Herbert Cooper, Molesworth Street, Dublin (100-200)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    DESMOND CARRICK RHA (1928-2012)
    Figures walking the promenade (400-600)  UPDATE; THIS MADE 480 AT HAMMER

    A NAPOLEON III CORAL PARURE (800-1,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 800 AT HAMMER