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Swift decision: portrait will remain in Ireland

20 September 2021

A portrait of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift that has hung at Howth Castle since 1735 sold for €234,000 (£200,000) this month.

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Rare reward poster for never recovered ‘Irish Crown Jewels’

20 September 2021

The so-called Irish Crown Jewels or State Jewels of Ireland, were created in 1831 for the Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order of St Patrick. The order was established as an Irish equivalent of the English order of the Garter and the Scottish Order of the Thistle.

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Sterlé’s rare birds soar in Sussex and Dublin

20 September 2021

Combining technical mastery with recurring motifs derived from nature, Pierre Sterlé’s (1905-1978) style is instantly recognisable.

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Hu knew? Yongzheng vase takes over 700-times estimate in Irish auction

26 July 2021

Bidders deem Yongzheng Guan ware to be of the period as estimate is demolished

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England relaxes coronavirus restrictions but recommendations remain in place

14 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that from July 19 in England many of the coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed.

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Paul Henry peak power

12 July 2021

A classic west of Ireland landscape by Paul Henry (1877-1958) was among the top-sellers at the latest round of Irish art sales in Dublin.

J Jarre and Co ‘harmonica’ pistol

‘Harmonica’ pistol from the 1860s stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

02 July 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare J Jarre & Co second type ‘harmonica’ pistol that made over four-times estimate in Italy.

Covid easing delays impact event planning

28 June 2021

Pauses to lockdown easing across the UK may affect plans for larger art and antiques events, fairs and markets in the coming weeks, while in Ireland a lifting of restrictions has begun.

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French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Gott’s foxy lady gets in tune with a buyer

29 March 2021

Apprenticed to John Flaxman at the turn of the 19th century, Joseph Gott (1785-1860) travelled to Rome in 1822 on a pension from Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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Dublin corkscrews and wine ewers draw strong competition at Adam’s

15 March 2021

Georgian silver bow corkscrews by Dublin makers are rare beasts and appeal to both silver collectors and helixophiles.

British and Irish book auctions: January 5-28, 2021

04 January 2021

Our regular listing of British and Irish book and works on paper sales.

British and Irish book auctions: December 20, 2020-January 28, 2021

21 December 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: December 15-Jan 1, 2020

14 December 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: December 2-12, 2020

30 November 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: November 24-December 5, 2020

23 November 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: November 17-December 3, 2020

16 November 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Irish and Scottish Art: Border forces at work in the market

09 November 2020

Shifting Covid-19 regulations have complicated the Irish and Scottish art markets but online and phone bidding has helped to keep results relatively robust

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A sunny day in Ireland as Whyte's sells 'the best Paul Henry we have ever handled'

09 November 2020

The Irish art market produced lively action just before new Covid-19 rules came into effect.

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Yeats makes waves in Dublin

09 November 2020

As with fellow Dublin saleroom Whyte’s, Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium inc VAT) latest Irish art sale was led by a Paul Henry.