A fair price in Cork for art and antiques

GIVEN that these are recessionary times and staying in is the new going out, more people are entertaining at home.

A fair price in Cork for art and antiques

The two-day, Cork National Antique and Art Fair, at Moran’s Silver Springs Hotel, on Feb 9-10, will offer plenty of opportunity for collectors to add extra touches to home entertaining.

The Cutlery Drawer sources objects for their mint condition, and will bring a range of silver and plate, with estimates from €5 up.

The Cutlery Drawer will be one of more than 60 stands at the fair.

The knives will be out here and they may be out at other stands, as well, as this is a time to haggle and bargain.

The organisers, Hibernian Antique Fairs, promise that this will be almost three times bigger than any fair they have yet run in Cork City.

It will take place over two days.

Those taking part will include 16 members from the Irish Antique Dealers’ Association.

There will be much that is of interest to collectors, including, for example, art, antique furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, jewellery, coins, banknotes and other collectibles.

Opening times for the event will be from 11am to 6pm each day.

Belleek porcelain at auction

A collection of Belleek porcelain, including first period, will be on offer at Cork Auction Rooms tomorrow. The sale of 800 lots will also include a complete collection of Lavery Irish bank notes, and other Irish notes, silver, Oriental porcelain, glass and antique mahogany, pine and oak furniture.

Viewing at South Link Business Park, Ballycureen Road, is from 10am to 8pm today, and from 9am to the start of the auction, tomorrow.

In Dublin, the sale at O’Reilly’s of Francis St, next Wednesday, goes on view from noon to 4pm tomorrow.

It will include around 400 lots of antique and vintage jewellery, silverware and paintings.

There are diamond solitaire rings and stud earrings, watches by Chopard, Rolex and Cartier, and gold coins and jewellery

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