Rarities up for grabs at silver and art sale

Pair of very rare Limerick silver tablespoons with Old Irish

Rarities up for grabs at silver and art sale

RARITIES including a James II London plate, a pair of Limerick silver tablespoons and a Sheffield claret jug with the Cork Coat of Arms feature at Woodwards biannual silver and art auction at 6pm next Wednesday (Oct 24).

The Cork auction will feature a James II London silver circular tazza, by John Jackson of London 16851686, estimated at €6,500€8,000. A five inch c1708 Queen Anne Irish silver tazza by David King, Dublin is estimated at €4,800-€5,200.

The Limerick silver tablespoons are by Maurice Fitzgerald c1770 and estimated at €2,800€3,200. The Sheffield silver claret jug dates from 1856. It was presented to Augustine Roche, Mayor of Cork, 1893-1894 and Lord Mayor of the city in 1905. It is estimated at €3,000€5,000. Cork silver pieces include a George III sugar bowl by Daniel McCarthy c1777-1782 estimated at €1,850-€2,000 and a c1810 soup ladle by Carden Terry and Jane Williams estimated at €1,000€1,600.

Art in the sale includes an oil on canvas by Lilliam Davidson RHA entitled Half-Mast and an ink and watercolour of Dominick St, Cork by William Harrington. Contact auction house for viewing times.

First edition Oliver Twist on offer

An 1838 first edition of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, estimated at €4,000-€6,000, is on offer at Whyte’s book sale at the Freemason’s Hall in Molesworth St, Dublin at 11am today. A set of the first illustrated one volume works by Jane Austen dating from 1833 is expected to make €1,500-€1,800.

The sale of the late Dublin bookseller James O’D Fenning’s stock of antiquarian books is expected to attract bibliophiles from around the world. He was the third and last of a generation of booksellers.

The auction includes early printed works from the 1590’s and 17th and 18th century works of political, theological and literary interest.

Archive lots all sell

AN original manuscript letter from Terence MacSwiney due to be sold at Hegarty’s in Bandon was bought in advance by the National Archives.

The rest of the archive collection from the Keyes McDonnell family sold for above estimate prices. A collection of medals presented to William Keyes McDonnell made €4,200 and a letter from Seán Hales from Frongach internment camp in Wales made €2,500.

A Walter Osborne sketchbook dating from 1891, with 11 sketches, sold for €3,400.

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