Antiques in brief

Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson was bought by a private collector from Cobh for €28,000 at Woodward’s auction.

Antiques in brief


A Connemara Village, by Paul Henry, is, at €70,000-€100,000, the most expensively estimated lot at the James Adam sale of ‘Important Irish Art’, in Dublin, next Wednesday, at 6pm.

It was once in the collection of the late taoiseach, John A. Costello.

The 211 lots include significant art by Dan O’Neill, Tony O’Malley, and Jack B. Yeats. Viewing is from 2pm to 5pm, tomorrow, and from 10am to 5pm, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


An historic painting of the Royal Yacht Squadron, escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour in 1849, sold for a hammer price of €28,000 at Woodward’s.

The painting, by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, was bought by a private collector in Cobh.

Three pencil drawings, by William Harrington, sold for €2,600, €2,500 and €2,500.


War of Independence medals, and a collection of first editions by Padraig Pearse, will be included in the sale by O’Donovan and Associates, in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, on Easter Saturday, at 11am. The auction will include antique furniture, jewellery, and collectibles.

There is viewing at RJ Keighery’s in Waterford from noon to 5pm today and tomorrow, for Monday’s sale of 823 lots at 10.30am. There is a wide variety on offer, including household effects, collectibles, antique furniture, Waterford Crystal and Persian rugs.


An original copy of the Proclamation sold for a hammer price of €185,000 at Whyte’s, in Dublin, on Sunday.

A 100-year-old bottle of Irish whiskey made €15,000.

Many lots exceeded the top estimate. The sale grossed €570,000 and was 82% sold.


There will be a sale of fine jewellery and silver at O’Reilly’s, Francis St, Dublin, next Wednesday, at 1 pm. It will be on view from noon to 4pm tomorrow and on Tuesday


Hollywood-based Julien’s Auctions will offer ‘Pele - The Collection’, in London, in June.

The three-time World Cup champion and FIFA Player of the Century is to sell his personal collection of iconic items, awards, and memorabilia, including his 1958, 1962, and 1970 World Cup medals.

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