Italian Auction – only 44 seconds!

Interesting YouTube video for all you auction enthusiasts – you don’t have to understand Italian to follow the auctioneer:

A Chinese Ming Vase is up for auction. The bidding opens at a half-million Euros.

Bidding is brisk and each bidder is clearly identified as each raises the bid by 100,000 Euros.  100,000 Euros (The exchange rate at auction time was 1 Euro = $143.)

Within seconds, the bid stalls at one million Euros, and the gasp from the crowd identifies the excitement that prevails in the room. The successful bidder is the last one who bid one million , and the auctioneer counts down the bid, “Going once, going twice, and sold to the gentleman sitting in front of me for one million Euros.”

Now, you are going to have to see the video for yourself.The auctioneer is exuberant.

The pace is fast. This is how an auction should be run. Please note the excitement on the auctioneer’s face after the final bid.

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Orpen Drawings for Auction

Newspaper clipping from Irish Times dated March 14, 2015.

Newspaper clipping from Irish Times dated March 14, 2015.

A late entry to our Auction on Sunday 22nd March 2015 is expect to attract much interest (see accompanying newspaper cutting from the Irish Times regarding this very interesting lot).

The subject of the Orpen artwork are “Kiki” his Parisian mistress Yvonne Aubicq’s dog.

An extensive coin collection from Kinsale will also feature, along with selected quality items  of Antique Furniture, silver, collectables & Art.

Auction takes place on Sunday, 22nd March 2015 at 3pm.  View at the Auction Rooms, Bandon on Thursday to Saturday 12-5pm, and on Sunday, day of sale from 12-3pm.



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Rare Coins feature in Hegarty’s March 2015 Sale

AbbeyviewHegartys of Bandon will hold their Spring sale of Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables at their Auction Rooms in Bandon on 22nd March 2015.  They have been favoured with the sale of the contents of Abbeyview (see photo) an imposing Victorian residence in Timoleague,  Co. Cork, along with Part 1 of an extensive coin collection from a collector in Kinsale including a Victoria (1837 – 1901) crown, ‘Gothic’ type, mdcccxlvii (1847), edge undecimo (S.3883). A few minor marks on the obverse, toned, good very fine and rare. Est. €800/1000, George V (1911 – 1936)  ‘Wreath’ crown, 1933 (S.4036).Carbon spots on the obverse, nearly extremely fine. 7,132 struck. Est. €250/350, a William and Mary (1688 – 1694), crown, 1692, edge QUARTO (S.3433). Nearly fine, scarce.  Est. €350/400.  Items of interest to collectors will include: CHURCHILL, Winston S. (1874-1965). Photograph signed, silver to include an 18th century two-handled Irish silver cup along with 40 items approx. of English & Irish silver. There will be a large collection of 18th & 19th century Irish & English furniture, 18th century Irish card table est. 3000/5000, Edwardian mahogany 2 door display cabinet est. €1500/2500, a Butler of Dublin Edwardian mahogany tallboy est. €2000/3000, 19th century French bureau de dame est. €3000/5000, George III mahogany chest on bracket feet est. €1500/2000.  Also included are a selection of militaria, medals.  Of interest to jewellery buyers will be a three stone diamond ring on platinum setting est. €3000/5000.

Viewing for this interesting sale will take place on Thursday, 19th March 12-5pm, Friday, 20th 12-5pm, Saturday 21st 12-5pm & Sunday 22nd (day of sale) 12-3pm when auction starts.

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Hegartys first Sale of 2015 is on January 25th

A gilded and ormolu mounted bombe shaped 19th century Vitrine

A gilded and ormolu mounted bombe shaped 19th century Vitrine

Our next sale is scheduled for Sunday, 25th January 2015 at 3pm.  Viewing will take place on Friday 23rd Jan 12-5pm, Saturday 24th 12-5pm & Sunday (day of sale) from 12-3pm.

This sale is mainly a one-owner collection of exceptionally fine quality antiques & fine art,approximately 300 lots to be sold at the Auction rooms in Bandon on Sunday, 25th January 2015 at 3pm.  It will include a private and rare collection of 18th century and 19th century Irish & English furniture, antiques, collectables, selected porcelain, watches, silver & fine art.
Furniture highlights will include an exceptional Irish rosewood side table, circa 1800 est. €3000/5000, an Irish 18th century George II secretaire tallboy  est. €4000/6000, a late 19th century French giltwood pier mirror  est. €2000/3000, an Irish 19th century Irish mahogany two door display cabinet with satinwood inlays est. €2500/3500, and Edwardian rosewood envelope card table est. €1500/2500, a gilded ormolu mounted bombe shaped 19th century vitrine previously in the collection of the Chavasse family, Castletownsend est. €3000/5000, a large selection of occasional furniture and giltwood mirrors, a dozen or so Oriental netsuke carvings, Pair of Japanese bone carvings of figures, circa 1890, on wooden plinths, 8.5″ / 21.5cm high, Japanese Imari vases. 
A large selection of Irish & English silver will feature to include a Rare Irish

Irish18th century George II secretaire tallboy

Irish 18th century George II secretaire tallboy

provincial silver basting spoon with a Celtic point, having bright cut engraving, by John Gibson of Cork, circa 1800, a George III Irish silver wine funnel base, with beaded border and contemporary crest, Dublin 1810, Irish silver sauce boat with gravy rim gadrooned decoration, having three shell feet and flying sea scroll handle, Dublin 1978, 6.25″/16cm long, 7 ozs etc. 19th century glass will also feature along with a selection of Irish contemporary art.   A collection of 19th century & early 20th century Persian rugs & runners will be on offer and a 19th century Irish portrait of a Gentleman, previously in the collection of Oliver Reed and many more items of interest to discerning collectors.

Below is a taster of some of the collectables on offer at this auction >>
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View Gallery of selected lots from our December Auction

Here’s a heads-up on what to expect in our Auction on Sunday next, 7th December, (catalogue will be completed soon – you will be notified when it is online)


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2014 End of year sale is on Sunday, 7th December at 3pm!

19th century Marquetry and ormolu mounted Bracket Clock est €800-1200

19th century Marquetry and ormolu mounted Bracket Clock est €800-1200

Hegarty’s final auction of the year promises to be a particularly good one for buyers of antiques furniture & collectables.  The sale will comprise of approximately 350 lots, will include the contents of one-owner collections from both Cork & Kinsale. Some highlights of the selection of the 100+ lots of occasional 19th century and early 20th century furniture will include:- 18th century Irish mahogany and satinwood card table est. €3000/5000, a mahogany extending dining room table est. €4000/8000, a George II Irish chest on chest with secretaire est. €4000/6000, a Georgian Hepplewhite side table on cabriole leg est. €3000/5000, a Cork Nelson sideboard est. €3000/5000, Late 19th century French 3 door brass & tortoiseshell inlaid boulle cabinet, estimated at €700/1000 & a good early 19th century bracket clock. A lot of interest is expected in a rare Chinese silver parasol by Hong Kong and Canton silversmith Kwan Wo. There will also be a large selection, about 120 lots of porcelain, 18th & 19th silver, giltwood mirrors, Irish 19th century glass. Some rare & collectable Books will also feature from a Cork city private library.

The sale will take place on Sunday, 7th December 2014 at 3pm at Hegarty’s Auction Rooms, The Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork.  Viewing will be on Friday 5th Dec & Saturday 6th Dec from 12-5pm, and on Sunday, the day of sale from 12-3pm.  Viewing is highly recommended!

Pair of fine jade Mandarin ducks est. €1500/2000

Pair of fine jade Mandarin ducks est. €1500/2000

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November Auction features Kinsale contents – Calderwood House

Gents Rolex "Cellini" wristwatch est. €2500/3500

Gents Rolex “Cellini” wristwatch est. €2500/3500

We are pleased to have been favoured with the sale of the contents of a Kinsale residence – Calderwood House.  Calderwood is the former residence of Professor Eddie O Kelly.
Some highlights of the auction will include: Irish Georgian mahogany tallboy est €3000/5000, Victorian mahogany extending dining table est €2500/4000, Regency Cork linen press est €3000/5000, pair of French 19th century rosewood side cabinets est €4000/6000, set of 8 Victorian dining chairs est €2000/4000, pair of large stone eagles €500/1000, a 19th century Boulle bracket clock in immaculate condition is expected to make €3000/5000 and a collection of 50 lots from a clock makers shop make an interesting group. The 400 lot auction will have a jewellery section of 30 lots including a Rolex 18ct gold Cellini Classic manual wind gents watch (clearly hallmarked)  est €2000/4000 along with a good 3 stone diamond ring est €1500/2500.  Paintings will include Arthur Maderson, Lamb, Markey Robinson, Elizabeth Brophy and Lorna Millar.
A selection of Irish and English silver will total approx 40 lots.

Also included in the sale will be the residue of the Gotto collection from Willowhill house.

The Auction takes place on Sunday, 2nd November 2014 at 3pm in our Auction Rooms, at Parnell Business Centre, The Bypass, Bandon, Co. Cork.  Viewing is on Saturday 1st Nov from 12-6pm & Sunday 2nd November from 12 noon until auction starts at 3pm. Viewing is highly recommended for this auction

A “sneak” preview follows:-

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