Bidder excitement builds for a great summer sale at Clifden

Des O’Sullivan looks forwards to an auction at Dolan’s which promises to be the best bank holiday sale in years.

Bidder excitement builds for a great summer sale at Clifden

THE August Bank Holiday summer art and collectibles auction by Dolans in Clifden promises to be their best sale in years.

Lot 99 in this two-day 540-lot auction is Hobby Horses by Jack B. Yeats, a 1927 oil estimated at €78,000-€85,000. A limited edition copy of Anna Livia Plurabelle signed by James Joyce and published in New York in 1928 is estimated at €1,800-€2,200.

The first three lots of the sale comprise a collection of 19th century photographs from the Lawrence Collection. These focus on the sights of Counties Kildare, Donegal and Kilkenny and each one is estimated at €350 to €450.

There is art by Harry Kernoff, Norah McGuinness, Kenneth Webb, Sean Keating and a wide selection of artists such as Frank Egginton whose work is closely associated with the west of Ireland.

European painting is represented by Laszlo Neogrady’s Winter Sunlight, a snow scene of quality estimated at €6,000-€8,000.

Collectibles include an exceptionally large copper preserving pan and a miniature chest of drawers.

The second day of the sale kicks off with some advertising metal posters, signs and lithographs by Shell and Guinness.

The auction features paintings, silver, books, furniture, antiques, collectibles and rugs. Viewing is from 10am to 7pm each day from next Thursday.

Lots 1-269 come under the hammer on day one, and lots 270-540 will be offered on Tuesday, August 4. Sales start each day at 12.30pm.

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