Monday’s sale has much to tempt

THOSE in need of a fix at this fallow time of year for auctions can always head west.

Monday’s sale has much to tempt

Dolan’s will offer 383 lots of Irish art and antiques at The Quay at Clifden, Connemara, on this bank holiday Monday at 12.30pm.

The sale, comprising mostly works of art, is widely varied. With everything from a 1930s Noah’s Ark to a still life by the renowned Cork artist Patrick Hennessy, there is much to tempt collectors.

Bibliophiles will be interested in the first lot, Scéalaíocht na Ríthe, published in 1956 and illustrated by Micheál MacLiammóir, who signed and inscribed it. Together with an autograph book from the early 1940s signed by, among others, Jimmy O’Dea, the lot is estimated at just €50-€80. There is art by Mildred Anne Butler, Maurice Wilks, Evie Hone, George Gillespie, Kenneth Webb, Markey Robinson and Maurice MacGonigal, alongside work by more contemporary artists including John Behan, Tom Greaney, John Kingerlee, Manus Walsh, Cecil Maguire, Ivan Sutton, Mat Grogan, Mark O’Neill and Jack Donovan.

There is garden statuary, toys including a Tri-ang train set, antique furniture, an early Victorian needlework sampler and a Japanese five fold screen depicting the Fable of the 100th Monkey. The lots are on view from 10am to 7pm today and tomorrow, from 10am to 12.30pm on Monday.

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