Great results at Whyte’s art auction

 

A large turnout of over 100 room bidders competed with over 50 telephone bidders and over 150 internet bidders.  The total sold was €1.2 million and 83% of lots found buyers. 15% of lots, totalling €125,000 were sold to Internet buyers.

The following are a few of the better results: (hammer price excluding Buyer’s Premium of 20% plus VAT)

6_16, Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895-1974) BOYS FISHING, (Estimate: €5000-€7000), €11,500, sold to the trade, County Down

17_117, William John Leech RHA ROI (1881-1968) BOWL OF FRUIT c.1944, (Estimate: €12000-€15000), €22,000, sold to a collector, County Dublin

19_119, Patrick Leonard HRHA (1918-2005) A HOT DAY IN RUSH, COUNTY DUBLIN, (Estimate: €8000-€10000), €18,000, sold to a collector, County Dublin

26, Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) NATIVITY, (Estimate: €20000-€30000), €19,000, sold to a collector, USA

27, Colin Middleton MBE RHA (1910-1983) CHILDREN AT PLAY, 1939, (Estimate: €30000-€50000), €29,000, sold to a collector, USA

40, Markey Robinson (1918-1999) THE TINKERS’ CAMP, (Estimate: €5000-€7000), €11,000, sold to the trade, Dublin

46, Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) SEASIDE FAIRGROUND, BRAY HEAD, 1949, (Estimate: €6000-€8000), €10,000, sold to a collector, Dublin

47_147, Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) TRAVELLERS, 1948, (Estimate: €60000-€80000), €58,000, sold to a collector, County Dublin

50, Frederick Edward McWilliam RA HRUA (1909-1992) MATRIARCH, 1935, (Estimate: €100000-€150000), €90,000, sold to a collector, London

53, Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) MORNING LIGHT II, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1982, (Estimate: €30000-€50000), €30,000, sold to a collector, London

55, Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) MORNING LIGHT, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, 1980, (Estimate: €15000-€20000), €26,000, sold to a collector, Belfast

57, Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) THE NIGHT PAINTER, 1981, (Estimate: €12000-€15000), €14,000, sold to a collector, London

58, Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003) THE GROVE STUDIO, 1983, (Estimate: €8000-€10000), €10,000, sold to a collector, Dublin

77_177, Dame Lucie Rie (Austrian/British 1902-1995) FOOTED BOWL, c.1980, (Estimate: €10000-€15000), €30,000, sold to a collector, Channel Islands

78, Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995) PORCELAIN BOTTLE, c.1960, (Estimate: €10000-€15000), €20,000, sold to a collector, Channel Islands

81, Walter Frederick Osborne RHA ROI (1859-1903) GIRL FEEDING CALVES, (Estimate: €18000-€22000), €17,000, sold to a collector, Dublin

87, Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957) FIGURES GATHERED c.1904-06, (Estimate: €8000-€12000), €17,000, sold to a collector, Canada

89, Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THE METRO, PARIS, 1931, (Estimate: €15000-€20000), €18,000, sold to a collector, County Dublin

92, Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) TURF TO MEND THE FIRE, (Estimate: €12000-€15000), €12,500, sold to a collector, Dublin

95_195, Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957) SINGING ‘UNDER THE CANOPY OF HEAVEN’, 1950, (Estimate: €90000-€120000), €85,000, sold to a collector, London

98, Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE, (Estimate: €30000-€40000), €45,000, sold to a collector, Dublin

116, William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011) WINTER GROWTH, 1995, (Estimate: €7000-€9000), €10,000, sold to a collector, Dublin

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Eclectic Collector report in Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/fine-art-antiques/the-eclectic-auction-political-posters-unusual-headgear-and-a-roll-of-nazi-toilet-paper-1.2785542

 

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Will your granny’s teapot fetch millions?

A  Qianlong Dynasty porcelain teapot sold this week by Sotheby’s of New York for $3.5 million, which was coveted by over 10 bidders, is one of only two known and is an ode to Emperor Qianlong’s adoration of tea.

The Irish Times reports that a Chinese teapot fetched $3.5 million this week and Ian Whyte compares the present Chinese antiques boom to the Irish art boom during the Celtic Tiger days:

Irish Times on Teapots of Value

 

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Collectibles Podcasts

Ian Whyte and Stuart Purcell discuss some of the fascinating objects in Whyte’s Eclectic Collector auction:

PODCASTS

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Relics of Roscommon priest killed in North Korea to be sold. See Irish Times story.

Relics of Roscommon priest killed in North Korea to be sold

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Michael Parsons reports on the sale in The Irish Times:

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/fine-art-antiques/the-eclectic-auction-political-posters-unusual-headgear-and-a-roll-of-nazi-toilet-paper-1.2785542

 

 

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Eclectic Collector Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/whytes-eclectic-collector/id1151650087?mt=2

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