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

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