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    RE-DISCOVERED CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE FLASK AT SHEPPARDS

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

    The much anticipated auction of the Chinese blue and white flask uncovered by Sheppards at a charity valuation in Blarney Castle in September takes place in Durrow on November 7. Lot 134 is described as a rare and important Chinese blue and white flask.  This particular type of moon flask is also known as a bianhu or pot.  The flask is unglazed and a central raised roundel depicts an arabesque Islamic star with flower head.  There is leaf scroll and flower head decoration and a painted outer border in cobalt blue.  From a private collection in Co. Cork it is estimated at a whopping 80,000-120,000.  Unusually there will be no internet bidding on this lot, meaning that international buyers will have to travel to Durrow for the auction.

    Brimful of interest the auction of Masterworks is on view in Durrow from November 2. It is a small well chosen sale spanning centuries of artistic excellence. The catalogue lists just 148 lots.  Among them are an interesting pair of covered Cork glass cassoulets and a pair of Dublin hide upholstered antique armchairs.  An 18th century carved Chippendale overnmantle mirror with serpentine plate below a pagoda pediment is estimated at 4,000-6,000.Other lots include a 19th century Sevres clock garniture, Chinese porcelain, a pair of 19th century satinwood and painted Dublin pier tables, jewellery and wine in original boxes including a case of 12 bottles of 2005 Chateau Margaux estimated at 6,000-9,000. A large William IV circular dining table is estimated at 14,000-18,000 and a Killarney wood work table is estimated at 8,000-12,000.  Among the art lots is Soleil en Foret by Roderic O’Conor estimated at 65,000-85,000 and an antique Flemish tapestry.

    RARE CHINESE FLASK DISCOVERED AT CORK VALUATION EVEN ESTIMATED AT 80,000-120,000

    HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE OWNED BY MAUREEN O’HARA

    Sunday, October 13th, 2019

    A fine 19th century horse drawn carriage from the Maureen O’Hara Collection will come under the hammer in Cork on October 15 when Sheppards offer entire contents of Carragnanes House and terraced gardens at Scotsman’s Road, Monkstown, Cork. Viewing is underway at the house, the sale of nearly 700 lots will be held at the Maryborough Hotel. On offer is a large selection of garden statuary and furniture, musical instruments, antique and contemporary furniture and collectible items. Collectors might be interested in a fine 19th century horse drawn carriage The carriage, lot 58, is estimated at 4,000-6,000.  The catalogue is online.

    A 19th century horse drawn carriage from the Maureen O’Hara collection UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    BOUDOIR GRAND PIANO ANYONE?

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    A Bluthner boudoir grand piano is among the lots at a house sale by Sheppards in Cork on October 15. Nearly 700 lots from Carraganes House, Monkstown, Cork will come under the hammer. This was the home of the late businessman Michael Murphy who established the seed and agrichemical business Goldcrop through a management buyout of Sutton’s agricultural division in 1984. The catalogue for the sale, with a large selection of garden statuary and furniture, musical instruments, antique and contemporary furniture and collectible items, is online.

    A Bluthner boudoir grand piano UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    SUCCESSFUL SECOND DAY AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

    A William Morris Donegal carpet with an all over bold pattern made a hammer price of 5,200 on day two of Sheppards sale in Durrow today. A Donegal carpet designed by CFA Voysey made 5,400 at hammer. A pair of 19th century cloisonne lamps made 4,800. The Jews Harp, an oil on canvas by Robert Gemmill Hutchison (1860-1936) made 4,600, Horse in a landscape by Wright Barker (1864-1941) made 6,400, Le Triomphe de la Republique by Henri F Bellan (1899) made 9,500, a set of 12 Edwardian Chippendale style dining chairs made 4,400, an 18th century Chinese Chippendale table made 7,500 and a pair of brass bound mahogany peat buckets made 2,400. Jewellery made good prices. An 18 carat white gold tennis bracelet made 9,000 and a white gold solitaire diamond ring made 12,000. A pair of large Qing famille rose bowls made 7,800.

    A William Morris Donegal Carpet.

    LEGACY SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019

    What is described as The Legacy of the Big House, Sheppards two day sale in Durrow on September 24 and 25 is packed to the brim with objects that might readily fit into any home, big or small.On offer is an across the board selection of more than 1,300 lots of furniture, jewellery, Chinese and Japanese art and collectibles, sculpture, rugs and militaria. The auction kicks off at 10.30 am on September 24 with  some French bronzes and militaria, including ceremonial swords and antique percussion pistols. Continuing the theme of decorating the walls there are some beautiful old mirrors, wall lights, sconces and art to suit all tastes.  Then there is the furniture and the selection is interesting.  There are all sorts of chairs, singly, in pairs, dining chairs, couches, settees, library chairs, window seats, stools and even a set of eight Provincial ladder back chairs with rush panelled seats. There are desks, occasional tables, centre tables, side tables, silver tables, wine tables, serving tables, games tables, console tables, a Chinese hardwood table, chests of drawers, side cabinets, peat buckets, log barrels, a Chinese lacquered cabinet and bookcases.  There are rugs, silver and plate, lots of Oriental ceramics, African ceremonial masks, a couple of chimney pieces, glass and collectibles.Estimates vary widely which makes this a sale for all pockets.  The auction will be over four sessions at 10.30 am and 2 pm each day and it will be live online. 

    18th century carved giltwood mirror UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 4,200

    AN ATTIC SALE AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

    Gems in the Attic is the title of the sale at Sheppards in Durrow on September 3. The affordable sale, ideal for new collectors, consists of items from the attics, stables and storerooms of clients from around Ireland. The 753 lot catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    18TH-CENTURY WALNUT AND HERRING BONE INLAID HANGING CORNER CABINET (300-500)
    CHINESE QING PERIOD CINNEBAR LACQUERED VASE (200-300)

    MASTERWORKS AT SHEPPARDS IN DURROW

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019

    With just 129 pieces the Masterworks auction at Sbeppards in Durrow on May 16 is short on lots but long on interest.  The selection on offer is wide ranging and estimates vary from 140-180 for a first period Belleek basket to 35,000-45,000 for a signed watercolour head of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy which has been on loan to the University of Limerick for the last ten years.

    19th century Italian ebony pietra dura and ormolu cabinet on stand

    The sale kicks off with a 12 bottle case of 2006  Chateau Mouton Rothschild estimated at 3,500-4,500. It then ranges through a 19th century French ormolu clock garniture, an early Persian sword, Art Deco bronzes, a 2002 model Steinway boudoir grand piano, a Venetian violin to a Killarney work table. There are some Old Master paintings and a 19th century Italian cabinet on stand with Pietra Dura inserts estimated at 35,000-45,000. There are Meissen parrots, French panels, an 18th century Chippendale pier mirror, a Chinese rosewood screen, a pair of Venetian blackamoor figures and an early Sino-Tibetan bronze buddha.The catalogue cover lot is a Chinese Qing gilt bronze and polychrome censer in the form of a foo dog with an estimate of 15,000-20,000. The catalogue is online.

    Chinese Qing censer in the form of a foo dog UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 95,000

    GREAT IRISH INTERIORS AT SHEPPARDS

    Monday, April 29th, 2019

    Contents from Westport House, Luttrelstown Castle, Castle Durrow and Malahide Castle are among the lots at Sheppards two days sale Durrow next Tuesday and Wednesday. More than 1,200 lots will come under the hammer at auctions scheduled to begin at 10.30 am and 2 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a French ormolu corner cabinet from Westport House, a brass lantern from Luttrelstown Castle, a 19th century tapestry from Malahide Castle with lurchers and the castle in the background and a pair of William IV ebony curtain poles from Castle Durrow.  Among the other lots from these sources are a pair of Irish mahogany side tables, a 19th century pine farmhouse table, an 18th century blunderbuss by Rigby of Dublin (3,000-5,000), a 17th century Italian School oil of The Last Supper, a pair of bronze Egyptian figures by Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) and a 19th century classical urn.

    One of a pair of Irish mahogany side tables UPDATE: THIS LOT MADE 4,400 AT HAMMER

    GREAT IRISH INTERIORS AT SHEPPARDS SALE IN DURROW

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019

    The Great Irish Interiors auction at Sheppards in Durrow on April 30 and May 1 will see more than 1,200 lots come under the hammer. There is a very good across the board selection at all price levels. There is garden furniture and statuary, art, silver, antique furniture, Oriental porcelain, brassware and a variety of collectibles. Adding even more interest is the fact that the sale will include lots from Westport House, Luttrellstown Castle, Castle Durrow and Malahide Castle. The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    LARGE 19TH-CENTURY FARMHOUSE TABLE
    The Last Supper – 17th century Italian School
    19TH-CENTURY TERRACOTTA CLASSICAL URN UPDATE: THIS MADE 2,800 AT HAMMER

    VIEWING UNDERWAY IN DURROW FOR SHEPPARDS TWO DAY SALE

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    In Durrow viewing gets underway today for two days of sales at Sheppards titled Paradigms and the Unexpected on February 26 and 27.
    This auction offers more than 800 lots of furniture, decorative art, wines, sculpture, fine art, rugs, jewellery, silver, miitaria, taxidermy and Chinese and Japanese objets d’art over three sessions.
    There is an interesting selection of furniture with everything from an Irish 18th century carved giltwood console table to Chinese lacquered cabinets, silver tables, carved oriental hardwood tables, antique Regency pier mirrors, Qing ceremonial furniture, a Grand Tour specimen marble top table and an 18th century lacquered cabinet on stand.

    Heading the small selection of wine is a cased lot of 12 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009 (4,000-6,000).  The auction gets underway with 34 lots of affordable jewellery followed by art including a Cork School portrait of a man smoking a pipe by Charles Henry Cook (500-700) and a 19th century terracotta bust of George Bernard Shaw by H. Bain Smith (800-1,200). There are bronze sculptures and English Civil War helmets and breastplates, Persian rugs and a Donegal runner.  The catalogue is online.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 20, 2019)

    Irish 18th century carved giltwood console table

    An 18th century lacquered cabinet on stand