Antiques in brief

A pair of incredibly rare Kinsale silver trefid spoons which Weldons will bring to the National Antiques and Vintage Fair in Limerick.

Antiques in brief


The only known pair of Kinsale trefid spoons will feature at Weldon’s stand at the National Antiques and Vintage Fair at the South Court Hotel in Limerick on March 19 and 20.

By Joseph and William Wall, they were made c1695-1705 and are incredible rarities. Weldons say it is likely they were owned by the Daunt family of Tracton Abbey, near Kinsale.


There is viewing in Dublin this weekend for the art auction at de Veres at 6 pm on Monday. Viewing is from 11am to 5pm today, noon to 5pm tomorrow, and from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Monday at 35 Kildare St.

The auction will be held at the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare St.

‘Winter Trees’ by Paul Henry at de Vere’s in Dublin next Monday (€30,000-€50,000).

‘Winter Trees’ by Paul Henry at de Vere’s in Dublin next Monday (€30,000-€50,000).


A Kerry Bog by Paul Henry was the top lot at Whyte’s sale of Irish art in Dublin on Monday.

It sold for a hammer price of €66,000. Cabins by a Lough, West of Ireland, by the same artist made €54,000 and an untitled work by Joan Miro sold for €20,000 at hammer. The Wild Ponies of Connemara by Patrick Hennessy sold for €7,500.

The exhibition of First World War posters at the Hunt Museum comes to a close on Friday, March 11.


Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising now open at the Decorative Arts and History Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin, contains objects never seen on display to the public before.

It is the latest in a series of Easter Week exhibitions by the National Museum of Ireland. The first one was mounted in 1932.


The Interior Sale at Mullens of Laurel Park, Bray, on Monday at 11am offers more than 900 lots. It is on view from 10am to 5pm today and tomorrow and from 9am on Monday.


More than 700 lots of antiques, collectibles, silver, and jewellery will come under the hammer at Matthews of Oldcastle, Co Meath, next Monday at 6.30 pm.


Bonhams will mark the fifth anniversary of its Dublin office at Molesworth St with a series of free public lectures by art historians and a preview of its Irish art sale in London in June. T

he sale will include works by Yeats, Paul Henry, and FE MacWilliam and the Dublin preview will be on April 17, 18. and 19. The lecture series begins on March 15 with a talk on Paul Henry by Dr S B Kennedy.

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