Diverse range of art at Castlecomer sale

IRISH glass, silver, Oriental art, tribal art, vintage wine, furniture and chimneypieces will all come under the hammer at Mealy’s two-day sale of fine and decorative art in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny on October 4-5.

There are 300 lots from the Lyons Demesne in Co Kildare sold by the representatives of late Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, contents from a period home in the south-east and a collection of Irish and other silver among 1,250 lots. There is a carved giltwood overmantle attributed to John and Francis Booker (€20,000-€30,000); a self portrait by William John Leech (€15,000-€25,000); a set of four Irish cast silver candlesticks by John Walkers, Dublin c1773 (€15,000-€25,000); a large bronze model of a cow (€3,500-€4,500); a pair of Royal Doulton art nouveau stoneware urns (€300-€500) and a George III Palladian-style carrara marble mantlepiece (€7,000-€11,000).

Viewing: 12pm to 5pm today and tomorrow; 10am to 5pm, Monday. Sale: Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.30am. Catalogue: www.mealys.com

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Corks to pop on new city bars

VIDEO: Property sale offers overview of history on Waterford's scenic Copper Coast

VIDEO: Bluebell Cottage offers secluded niche in Sandycove

Garden glories galore at  Midleton’s Sacre Coeur


Breaking Stories

Irish economy to grow 4.5% as incomes and employment numbers rise

DUP rules out Government suggestion for post Brexit sea border

Over 50% of parents admit their child eats too much sugar

Man due in court over death of 13-year-old boy in hit and run

Lifestyle

Online dating through the world of Irish dance

Ask Audrey: The definition of a style icon in Limerick is someone who only owns two tracksuits

Keeping fit is good for the mind as well as the body

The night sky is a long way from Tipperary

More From The Irish Examiner