Auction of Irish art

My Pond by Kenneth Webb at Morgan O'Driscoll's online art auction which runs until next Monday at 6.30pm. It is estimated at €1,500-€2,500.

Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of 325 Irish art lots runs until next Monday, 6.30pm. www.morganodriscoll.com 

Yeats’s harp sold

A collector in Donegal paid €37,000 for the harp given by Yeats to Maud Gonne at Whyte’s history sale in Dublin last Saturday.

Maud Gonne MacBride gave the harp to her friend Síle MacCurtain, daughter of Tomás MacCurtain, who started a school for harpists in Cork. It was the top lot in a €220,000 auction with 80% of lots sold. Online sales accounted for one third of these.

There were bidders from UK, US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, China, Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa.

Clearance sale

A no reserve clearance sale takes place at Cork Auction Rooms, noon Sunday. About 500 lots of antiques and household effects will be on offer. Viewing is from 10am to 6pm today and again from 9am tomorrow.

Auction in Bandon

An Irish bureau de dame is a feature lot at Hegarty’s sale in Bandon on May 26 at 7pm. It is estimated at €5,000-€8,000 in a substantial sale with much to interest collectors in a variety of areas.

Clontarf Castle sale

In Dublin there will be an antiques fair at Clontarf Castle tomorrow. Opening times are from 11am to 6pm.

An antiques and interiors sale takes place in Oldcastle, Co Meath, 6.30pm, Tuesday. Mathews Auctioneers will offer more than 650 lots, which will include a number of Revenue clearance lots.

Fine jewellery and watches come under the hammer at James Adam, Dublin, at 6pm Tuesday and at O’Reilly’s of Francis Street, Dublin, from 1pm on Wednesday.


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