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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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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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Eclectic Collector

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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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INVITATION TO CONSIGN

We are currently compiling the catalogue for a very important auction of Irish and International art on 26 September next at the RDS Dublin.

If you have art of quality and value to sell this will be an ideal opportunity to achieve a good result, given the present strong market. All Whyte’s auctions are broadcast globally on the internet with online live bidding. Sample catalogue and our informative brochure on client services sent on request.

Whyte’s international clientele has an insatiable appetite for Irish art of the highest quality. If you are thinking of selling contact Adelle Hughes or Peter Whyte at 01 676 2888 or info@whytes.ie for informed advice and valuations, given in the strictest confidence.

Entries close soon for the September sale so contact us now if interested in consigning.

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Illustrated: F.E. McWilliam ‘WOMAN KNEELING’
26 September 2016, Estimate: €100,000-€150,000

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