Two Cork sales to sparkle at antique fair

The two-day antiques fair at the Cork International Airport Hotel today and tomorrow and Aidan Foley’s sale in aid of the RNLI in Kinsale on September 16 are certain to create a lot of interest locally.

Two Cork sales to sparkle at antique fair

By Des O’Sullivan

The two-day antiques fair at the Cork International Airport Hotel today and tomorrow and Aidan Foley’s sale in aid of the RNLI in Kinsale on September 16 are certain to create a lot of interest locally.

Weldons will bring this rare 1775 Cork silver jug by Michael McDermott and retailed by McCarthy to the antiques fair in Cork this weekend. It is priced at €4,500.
Weldons will bring this rare 1775 Cork silver jug by Michael McDermott and retailed by McCarthy to the antiques fair in Cork this weekend. It is priced at €4,500.

At this stage, Aidan Foley will offer around 250 lots but as quality donations to the sale will be accepted at The Old Mill, Church Square, Kinsale next Monday and Tuesday this could grow. Prime lots already in include a tanzanite and diamond ring donated by Loretta Brennan Glucksman (€3,000-€5,000) and the Lipton Challenge silver cup presented to Cove Sailing Club, Cork Harbour by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1921 (€2,500-€3,500).

Another lot of note is a pair of Irish silver loving cups inscribed Maureen and Enrique from the estate of the late Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara. There is an All-Ireland 1932 camogie gold medal as well as Irish and English silver, furniture and jewellery. The sale will include contents from the former Lovetts Restaurant in Cork including portrait oil paintings and some pub mirrors.There is art by Martin Finnin and Arthur Maderson and sculputre to John Behan and Danny Osborne. Viewing is from 11 am to 7pm next Saturday and from noon to the start of the auction at 2.30pm on Sunday week.

Hibernian Antique Fairs say that the two day Cork National Antiques, Art and Vintage Fair at the Cork International Hotel at the airport attracts some of their best dealers from right around Ireland.

The event is very much liked by both dealers and the public. There will be more than 30 stands with antique furniture from established dealers like William Hartnett, Limerick, Castlelands Antiques of Co Cork and Gary McKenzie from west Cork.

There will be jewellery and silver, including provincial Irish silver, from dealers like Weldons, Dublin, Marie Curran, Dublin, Eva Ryan, Limerick, Pamela Wayne from Kerry and Renu Walsh of Co Galway.

Among the other dealers present are Gary McConnell, Co Galway (militaria), books and porcelain from Raymond Kane of Dublin, Brian Hurley of Kinsale and Ben Dalton, Cork, clocks and watches from Eddie Moylan, Co Kerry, and coins, banknotes, medals and gold form dealers like Michael Cooley, Co Laois; Louis Walsh, Athlone, and Richard Walsh of Co Galway. Opening times are from 11am to 6 pm today and tomorrow.

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