Magic carpet result in London, Cartier gems in Clontarf

Ming vase fetched €610,000 at Sheppard’s sale – almost €500,000 over estimate

Auction Results

Sheppard’s Masterworks Sale

Ming vase discovered at a routine valuation in Blarney achieved €610,000 – almost €500,000 over estimate.

Sotheby’s London Style: Private Collections Sale

Donnemara pile carpet, CFA Voysey (1857-1941) woven in Killybegs achieved £95,000 (including buyer’s premium) against a reserve of £20,000-£30,000.


Forthcoming Auctions

Today, tomorrow, Saturday 16th and Sunday November 17th

Damien Matthews auction, The Lodge, 51 Summerville, Clontarf. House clearance sale from the estate of Ann and Art McGann at their former home in Clontarf, and of the contents of two other Dublin residences, to include almost 1,000 lots of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian antiques, object d'art, jewellery and paintings of old master works, Irish and continental art. The 50 lots of art include a drawing by Jean Louis Forain, a former enfant terrible of the Parisian art world whose works were often exhibited alongside Degas, Manet, Renoir and Monet. His works can be found is Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre in Paris (€600-€900. Jewellery lots in the Sunday auction include a Cartier quartz and diamond gold ring €4,000-€7,000 with the top lot being a fancy yellow diamond (GIA certificated states it is 4.01ct VS2 with no fluorescence) €45,000-€75,000.  See

Sunday, November 17th

Hegarty Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co Cork. To feature important furniture from the 18th century to contemporary pieces, including glass, silverware, silver, Chinese porcelain and artworks by Hugh Charde, Marie Carroll and Katie Buttimer. Important furniture to include a 19th-century Irish kidney-shaped desk (€1,400-€1,800) and an Irish demi-lune calamander and satinwood cross-banded fold-over tea table (€1,200-€1,800) See

Tuesday, November 19th

Adams's, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Mid-Century Modern Sale (see page 4). Featuring designers Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi, Augusto Romano and Max Ingrand and works by contemporary artists to include Robert Ballagh, Callum Innes, Patrick Graham, Sean Scully, Richard Gorman, Elizabeth Magill and Mark Francis. See

Sean Eacrett auction. Kilkea Castle Golf Club, Castledermot, Co Kildare (see page 4). Contents of Griesemount House, Ballitore, Co Kildare, formerly owned by Carolyn and Robert Ashe, to include Chinese carving, rugs, opium pipes, Indian artefacts, Victorian costumes, furniture and paintings by John Skelton and Ben Marshall. See

Adam’s Blackrock. Fine Art, Interiors and Jewellery Auction. Some 400 lots to include fine art, furniture, jewellery and silver from part contents of Dominican Convent, Muckross Park College, and the estate of the late Cecily Mac Menamin and other clients. See


November 20th

Bonhams London. Modern British and Irish Art sale. To include works by Paul Henry, William Scott, Colin Middleton, Basil Blackshaw, William Crozier, Daniel O'Neill and sculpture by Rowan Gillespie. See

O’Reilly’s Francis Street, Dublin. Fine Jewellery and Watch Sale. A fine selection of emeralds to include a 7.50ct pear shaped pendant, emerald diamond and cluster earrings, in addition to many brooches including an en tremblant – with centre cut 2ct diamond and antique star brooch. See

Sunday, November 24th

Dolan's Art Sale, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. To include the studio collection of artist Michael Hanrahan and works by Sean Keating, Charles Lamb, Maurice Mac Gonigal, Harry Kernoff and Mark O'Neill and John Behan's Famine Ship (€3,000-€4,000)

Monday, November 25th

Whytes in association with Christie's, RDS, Dublin. An important body of work from the collection of Ernie O'Malley to include Jack B Yeats paintings which are coming to the market for first time. See

Tuesday, November 26th

Fonsie Mealy, Chatsworth Auction Rooms, Co Kilkenny. Chatsworth Winter Fine Art Sale. More than 700 lots to include ceramics, textiles, fine art, clocks, watches port and wine. See

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26th and 27th

Sheppard's, Durrow, Co Laois. Jewellery and interiors sale. Two early 19th-century Irish violins: Perry and Wilkinson with silver mounted bow €800-€1,200, and Keane of Dublin with a scroll mount of Daniel O'Connell €1,400-€1,800, an Archibald Knox tobacco box €400-€600, a selection of Louis Vuitton handbags, taxidermy and from the collection of American film producer Mike Todd, Hot Air Balloon, a painting by Ralph Cahoon €8,000-€12,000. See

Wednesday, November 27th

Victor Mitchell, Mount Butler Auction Rooms. Antique Interiors and Collectables Auction. More than 700 lots to include 160 timepieces and clocks from the 1840 to the 1960s from a single owner collection featuring two rare skeleton clocks, cuckoo clocks, a fireman’s clock, French vineyard clocks, and watches. Twenty lots of interior reference books to include a signed copy of Irish Houses and Castles by the Knight of Glin. See

 Forthcoming Fairs

November 16-17th

Art Source, RDS, Dublin. To feature 200 of the best contemporary Irish and international artists and galleries. See

Sunday, November 17th

Roscrea Antiques and Vintage Fair, Racket Hall, Co Tipperary