We are delighted to start our Autumn season of auctions off with the Anthony & Victoria Bartley Collection. This family collection has been formed over the lifetimes of both Mr & Mrs Bartley, Rosscarbery. With some items being handed down to them from generations before.
Each lived an interesting life which saw them travel the world, meeting many interesting people and picking up pieces of silver, jewellery, art and furniture as they went.
Anthony Bartley was born in India in 1919 to Sir Charles Bartley, an Irish barrister, and became a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, awards a DFC. Following this he moved to Hollywood after marrying the actress Deborah Kerr, whom he met through his sister Patricia who was a codebreaker at Bletchley Park.
His career then moved into the world of filmmaking and he became a television and film executive. Following his marriage to Victoria Mann in 1965 they moved to Barbados and then in 1971 to Ireland where he formed Intercontinental Telefilms.