21 January 2017

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18th Century Guidon of Costello Volunteers, County Mayo.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 55

Published Estimate: €20,000-30,000

Price Realised: €0

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  • An 18th century silk swallow tailed flag of a form typically carried by light cavalry regiments. The obverse with black ground with scalloped, shamrock-bordered cartouche centred by a mounted Volunteer offering his services to Hibernia, beneath Gaelic script ‘Mo Rish agus mo Thir’, which roughly translates as my king and my country; the reverse with red ground and a gilt Maid-of-Erin harp beneath 'Costello Volunteers', within a border of shamrock.
    The Costello family who gave their name to the Barony of Costello in County Mayo were originally Nangles, or de Angulos who came to the area with the Normans in the 12th century. The first reference to this family is in the Annals of the Four Masters in 1193. The sons of one of the first Nangles, Gilbert de Nangle, became known as the Oistealb, and gave rise to the surname Mac Oisdealbh, later MacOisdealbhaigh, anglicised to MacCostello. It was the first recorded instance of a Norman family assuming an Irish 'Mac' name. Thenceforward, they became thoroughly Irish. The MacCostello land was in the part of Mayo now known as the Barony of Costello until the end of the 16th century. In 1565, their seat of power was near Ballaghaderreen (now part of County Roscommon). Their name, although the Mac has now been dropped, is a common surname in both Mayo and County Galway where it is usually spelt with an extra 'e' at the end. The Costelloes were one of the many great Irish families [which, during the seventeenth century destruction of everything Gaelic, produced famous rapparees who fought against Oliver Cromwell and the parliamentarians. The local Costelloe landholders had lost the title to their lands to Theobald Dillon, 1st Viscount Dillon during the period of the reconquest in the province of Connacht. To save expense and ensure the smooth legal transfer, he persuaded them to allow him to surrender their lands for them in one land-title in the surrender and regrant process and have it regranted in his name, becoming the legal landowner in the process. He never returned this title to the lands to the native owners, which would lead to rapparee actions by Dudley (or Dubhaltach Caoch) Costello against the Dillons in the seventeenth century. Dudley was an officer in the army of the Confederate Catholics in 1642, and later became a colonel in the Spanish army. Returning to Ireland after the Restoration and disappointed by his failure to recover the family estates, he devoted the rest of his life to wreaking vengeance on the new Dillon proprietors. The Costello Volunteers were raised in 1779 and were also known as MacCostelloe's Regiment. They were commanded by Colonel Charles Costello. Little is known of their involvement in The Great Rebellion and this guidon seems to be the only artefact connected with these Mayo/Roscommon Volunteers. By the early 19th century the main family residence was at Edmondstown. Most of the Costello estate was in the parishes of Aghamore and Kilcolman, including one townland in the barony of Frenchpark. In 1862 Arthur Robert Costello, son of Charles, advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court about 1100 acres in the baronies of Gallen and Costello, county Mayo and about 1050 acres in the parish of St Johns, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In the 1870s however he still owned 7513 acres in county Mayo and 1038 acres in county Roscommon. The Costello estate was sold to the tenants in the 1880s and the house to the Bishop of Achonry. In 1878 Charles Costello of Kilfree, Gurteen, county Sligo owned 174 acres in county Mayo and 1330 acres in county Sligo. Most of this property was in the barony of Coolavin. After 1909 an offer was accepted by J.P. Costello on over 180 acres of his estate in county Sligo. MILITARIA

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1790s Rasharkin and Finvoy Infantry, cross belt plate, brass.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 56

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €0


1790s Ovens Union Cavalry Cross Belt plate, copper.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 57

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €750


1796 (31 December) eyewitness account of the failed French invasion at Bantry  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 58

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €380

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  • Three-page letter from Colonel Thomas Balfour of the North Lowland Fencibles to his wife in Orkney. "We have been marched here in consequence of an alarm spread by a French fleet appearing off Bantry Bay....one officer and four seamen ... landed have been made prisoners" . With postal charges "via Donaghadee" [to Portpatrick]. A rare eyewitness account of the failed invasion.
    "Expedition d'Irlande" was a 15,000 strong invasion force gathered by the French Directory for landing in Ireland in December. The fleet left France on 15 December 1796 but the operation was abandoned at Bantry on 29 December. MILITARIA

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A 19th century Staffordshire figure of Lord Edward Fitzgerald.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 59

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €480

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  • Dimensions: 15in. (38.10cm)
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  • The slip-cast figure depicting the revolutionary standing, with his hand on a pedestal with the text 'Who fears to speak of '98 - 1798 - 1898' around crossed pikes and an Irish banner.

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Hiding place of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Belfast.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 60

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €140

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  • Dimensions: 6¼ x 8in. (15.88 x 20.32cm)
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  • An early 20th century naiive pastel drawing of thatched cottages on Frederick Street, Belfast.

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A 19th century Staffordshire figure of Theobald Wolfe Tone.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 61

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €460

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  • Dimensions: 14in. (35.56cm)
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  • The slip-cast figure depicting Wolfe Tone standing next to a pedestal, holding crossed flags to his chest.

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A 19th century Staffordshire figure of Henry Joy McCracken  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 62

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €520

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  • Dimensions: 14in. (35.56cm)
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  • The slip-cast figure depicting the Belfast man standing, with his hand on a pedestal.

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United Irish Patriots of 1798, print  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 63

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €260

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  • Dimensions: 21 x 27in. (53.34 x 68.58cm)
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  • Lithograph, framed. Large print depicting the leaders of the United Irishmen including Wolfe Tone, Emmet, Sheares, Russell, Naper Tandy, MacCracken, Fitzgerald, Dwyer et al. Mounted on board.

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1798-1898 Commemorative sugar bowl and cream jug.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 64

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €290

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  • Dimensions: 4in. (10.16cm)
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  • A creamware sugar bowl & cream jug, transfer printed with a Maid of Erin Harp with the numerals '98', before crossed pikes surrounded by shamrock. Height of jug

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1798-1898 Centenary poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 65

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €230

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  • Dimensions: 28½ x 20in. (72.39 x 50.80cm)
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  • 1898 Centenary poster, Robert Emmet's Speech, centred with a portrait of Emmet, framed.

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19th century Staffordshire figural group of Hibernia and Britannia.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 66

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €270

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  • Dimensions: 12 x 10½in. (30.48 x 26.67cm)
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  • The figures of Hibernia and Britannia shaking hands beneath the winged figure of Peace.

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Robert Emmett, The Irish Patriot, print  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 67

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

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  • Dimensions: 34½ x 28½in. (87.63 x 72.39cm)
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  • A coloured print depicting Emmet in his uniform of a green coat with white facings and white breeches holding his cocked hat with feathers above his head. The print applied with gilt highlights. A verse by Moore in the margin.

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The Trial of Robert Emmet and a French poster recruiting Irishmen.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 68

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €260

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  • Dimensions: 24½ x 18in. (62.23 x 45.72cm)
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  • A coloured engraving of Emmet, standing in the courtroom, framed; and a French poster headed 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Union. - Irishmen You have not forgot Bantry Bay.' etc. Emmet print
    MILITARIA

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Third Lottery Tickets 1804 and 1810  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 69

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €0

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  • One sixteenth tickets issued by Callwell, 35 College Green, Dublin. Also a Byrnes & Co. Pittsbugh, Bill of Exchange for £3 to Miss Mary Ivers. (3)

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1805 Battle of Trafalgar, print of Nelson's disposition of ships.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 70

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €800

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  • Dimensions: 10½ x 15in. (26.67 x 38.10cm)
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  • After Robert Dodd (1748-1816), a coloured engraving, Plan of the Attack by Lord Nelson, on the Combined Fleet, October 21st 1805. Published by R. Dodd, near the Admiralty Nov. 1805.' Framed.

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The Battles of the Duke of Wellington  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 71

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 1.87in. (4¾cm)
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  • A circular bronze case in the form of a medallion containing a set of circular cards listing the names and dates of Arthur Wellesley, The Duke of Wellington's battles. The 'medallion' a bust of Wellington on obverse and inscription on reverse. Diameter
    MILITARIA

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A pair of 19th century staffordshire figures of mounted Field Marshalls  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 72

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

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  • Field Marshall H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Field Marshall Garnet Wolseley,1st Viscount Wolseley.
    Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley KP, GCB, OM, GCMG, VD, PC (1833 – 1913) was an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army. He became one of the most influential and admired British generals after a series of successes in Canada, West Africa, and Egypt, followed by a central role in modernizing the British Army in promoting efficiency. Wolseley served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces from 1895 to 1900. His reputation for efficiency led to the late 19th century English phrase "everything's all Sir Garnet", meaning, "All is in order." MILITARIA

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Early 19th century, study of 'The Librarian at Belfast'.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 73

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €800

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  • A pen, ink and wash caricature study of a man in early 19th century dress, inscribed in the upper margin 'The Librarian at Belfast', bearing label verso attributing the drawing to John Nixon.

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1836 The final days of Charles Crow, Dublin gentleman.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 74

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €0

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  • A collection of bills and receipts in respect of Charles Crow of the parish of St. Michan, Dublin, including his doctor's four-page itemised bill for visits and treatments from 19 March to August 27, 1836; his £100 life annuity; his undertaker's itemised bill; and a receipt to the executrixes of his estate.

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Daniel O'Connell, The Champion of Freedom.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 75

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 20½ x 10in. (52.07 x 25.40cm)
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  • A handcoloured engraving of the Liberator standing beneath an oak tree with a hound, framed.

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1840s Daniel O'Connell portrait engraving.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 76

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 25 x 18½in. (63½ x 46.99cm)
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  • Coloured print, Daniel O'Connell, seated in an armchair, after the original portrait by Thomas Heathfield Carrick.

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Late 19th century, miniature bust of O'Connell  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 77

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

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  • Dimensions: 3½in. (8.89cm)
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  • A miniature porcelain bust of 'The Liberator', the plinth inscribed in gilt 'Daniel O'Connell'.

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19th century Staffordshire figure of Daniel O'Connell.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 78

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €360


1873 Daniel O'Connell Refusing to Take the Oath of Supremacy  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 79

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €190

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  • Dimensions: 26 x 18in. (66.04 x 45.72cm)
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  • A full-length portrait of 'The Liberator' in a pose of defiance, after S.S. Frizzell; printed by J.H. Bufford's Sons, Lith. Boston.

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1833 Daniel O'Connell, signed Free post cover  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 80

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

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  • Dimensions: 15¼ x 11¼in. (38.74 x 28.58cm)
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  • Attractively framed with an engraving of O'Connell after Carrick.
    Historical

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Daniel O'Connell, view of a Monster Meeting and a portrait engraving.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 81

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 14½ x 26½in. (36.83 x 67.31cm)
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  • An uncoloured engraving, with hand-written label 'The Monster Meeting at Clifden - Sept 20th 1840 - Irish Land League', in gilt frame; together with an engraved portrait of O'Connell after J. Gubbins, framed. (2)

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19th century Staffordshire figure of Daniel O'Connell.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 82

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €360

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  • Dimensions: 16½in. (41.91cm)
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  • The slip-cast figure standing in a blue coat, beside a draped pedestal carrying his hat.

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Daniel O'Connell, portrait after Carrick.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 83

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €0


O'Connell family autographs.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 84

Published Estimate: €120-180

Price Realised: €120

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  • Dimensions: 11½ x 13½in. (29.21 x 34.29cm)
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  • The autograph signatures of Daniel O'Connell and his sons, John, Maurice and Morgan. On clipped slips of paper, Daniel O'Connell's bearing the date 15 April, 1833, attractively framed.

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1875 Daniel O'Connell Centenary parade, marshal's sash.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 85

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €260

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  • Provenance: By descent to the current owner.
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  • A green poplin sash with gilt bullion star and white metal O'Connell Centenary medal.

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1843, December 1, letter from Thomas Moore and engraving.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 86

Published Estimate: €250-300

Price Realised: €0

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  • A one-page letter to a correspondent in Chippenham, thanking them for a copy of the 'Liverpool Gazette or Journal' containing an article praising Moore's Poetical Works. Moore goes on to describe feeling that he does not deserve such praise. On laid, watermarked paper; The engraving after a portrait of Moore by Chappel. (2)

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1840s Great Famine, wrought iron masher  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 87

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €520

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  • A wrought iron masher, comprising a hooped handle on a long shaft, terminating with with four c-shaped cutters. Of a type used during the famine to mash maize, vegetables and imported potatoes to make soup.

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1846 City of Dublin, bird's eye viey of the city.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 88

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €500

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  • Dimensions: 15¾ x 42in. (40.01 x 106.68cm)
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  • A hand coloured, steel engraved panorama, showing a bird’s eye view of the City of Dublin, a supplement to the Illustrated London News June 6th, 1846. A superb panorama.
    MAPS

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19th century Staffordshire figure of William Smith O'Brien  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 89

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €520


1851 Griffith Valuation Barony of Kinalmeaky   

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 90

Published Estimate: €60-80

Price Realised: €0

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  • Union of Bandon, Co. Cork, Primary valuation of Tenaments. HM Stationary Office, Dublin, 1851. Folio, gilt quarter calf and marbled boards.

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1851 Victoria, The Great Exhibition, London, Presentation Copper Medal.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 91

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €95

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  • “For Services”, by William Wyon, head of Prince Albert left, named on edge, 'T. Knowlson', 47.5mm

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1852 Funeral of the Late Duke of Wellington, ticket.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 92

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €150

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  • The ticket written in black ink to 'Admit Miss Mott - no 57, Mrs Thom (80) & Mrs Mott (81). To No. 57. 80. 81 Seat -Third Floor' signed Thos. West. ' Inscribed verso, 'Should the ticket not be required _____ obliged by its early return.'

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1860. Dublin and Wicklow Railway Company Lease of Surplus Water at Bray Station.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 92.1

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 24 x 26in. (60.96 x 66.04cm)
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  • Manuscript lease between Alfred Sotheren and Willam Dargan concerning a water supply for railway engines at Bray, signed by both parties and accompanied by hand drawn linen backed map (19 x 29 in.) showing the proposed pipe to supply the water to Bray station.
    MAPS

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1865 Westmeath Rifles, Officer's Mess, wine cooler.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 93

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €460

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  • Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 7in. (22.86 x 22.86 x 17.78cm)
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  • A Victorian silver-plated bombe-shaped wine cooler, relief decorated with scrolling foliate design and engraved, 'Presented to the Officer's Mess - of the - Westmeath Rifles - by Lieut Aughmuty Musters and Lieut John Richard Malone - On joining June 1865.'.
    The Edinburgh Gazette 7 July, 1865 reports on the appointment of John Richard Malone, gent, Lieutenant in the Westmeath Rifles. MILITARIA

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1868 Punchestown, Royal Visit, print.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 94

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €320

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  • Dimensions: 19½ x 41in. (49.53 x 104.14cm)
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  • After H. Barraud: 'Punchestown Races 1868, the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales', hand coloured proof steel engraving, engraved by TL: Sanger, published by Thomas Cranfield, 115, Grafton Street, Dublin, mounted.

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19th century, green ensign, a flag used by some Irish merchant shipping.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 95

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €380

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  • Dimensions: 50 x 106in. (127 x 269.24cm)
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  • A green flag, Union flag to the upper left corner, centred by a gold Maid of Erin harp.
    There is evidence that the Green Ensign, although never officially approved, had been used by some Irish ships since the 17th Century. The early versions use the emblem of the Irish Revenue – a “Mermaid” Harp surmounted by a crown in gold. However the background should have been St. Patrick’s Blue rather than emerald green according to the authorities. In the 1830s The Western Yacht Club used the Green Ensign for a while. In some cases Irish vessels had this flag confiscated by authorities in harbours in Britain, Ireland and the West Indies according to some records. In 1872, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in reply to the Admiralty, declared the use of the Green Ensign to be incorrect, and in support attached a well researched paper by Sir J. Barnard-Burke, Ulster King of Arms, supporting the choice of blue as the National Colour of Ireland. Thus the Harp is shewn as gold on blue in the Royal Standard, and indeed since the 1930s the same is the Standard of the President of the Republic of Ireland. A scarce and interesting flag

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1880. New York Herald Relief Fund for Distress in Ireland cheque.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 96

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €0

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  • Dimensions: 4 x 8in. (10.16 x 20.32cm)
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  • Made out for £3 to Rev. I. Corcoran, signed by C. King Harman and another. This fund aided victims of "The Little Famine" of 1879-80 as well as evicted tenants.

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1880, November 30, Letter from William Gladstone to Donald Horne Macfarlane, MP for County Carlow.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 97

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €500

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  • A five-page autograph, signed letter in signed freepost cover. Gladstone, in reply to an earlier letter from Macfarlane, seeks to refute that he stated that the 'Acts of 1869 and 1870 and the attempt of 1873, were 'the outcome of Fenian disturbances'.'
    Sir Donald Horne Macfarlane (1830–1904) was a Scottish merchant who entered politics and became an Member of Parliament, firstly as a Home Rule League MP in Ireland and then as Liberal and Crofters Party MP in Scotland. He succeeded Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh as MP for Carlow County.

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1881, March 29. Letter from Charles Stewart Parnell  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 98

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €230


1880s United Irishmen newspaper supplements, prints of Charles Stewart Parnell, John Dillon and Dr Croke.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 99

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €190

  • Signature
  • Medium
  • Dimensions: 21½ x 29in. (54.61 x 73.66cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Together with a print of Thomas Francis Meagher, framed with his address from the dock; and coloured prints of Wolfe Tone and Lord Edward Fitzgerald, framed together. (5) The largest

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1885 'The Irish Benches' The Irish Parliamentary Party  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 100

Published Estimate: €70-100

Price Realised: €0

  • Signature
  • Medium
  • Dimensions: 17 x 22in. (43.18 x 55.88cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Supplement to United Ireland, 24 December, 1885. A group portrait of the sitting MP's of the Irish Parliamentary Party of 1885, with key. A colour print after a drawing by DJ Reigh, printed by Forster and Co.Ltd, Dublin, unframed.

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Cork Parnellite MP's blackthorn stick  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 101

Published Estimate: €250-300

Price Realised: €240

  • Signature
  • Medium
  • Dimensions: 30in. (76.20cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • A blackthorn walking stick, iron-shod and mounted with a white-metal strap engraved, 'C. K. D. Tanner MP - Cork'.
    Dr Charles Kearns Deane Tanner (1849-1901) was an Irish surgeon and politician. In the general election of 1885, Tanner was elected MP for the Mid Cork constituency, and was re-elected unopposed for the seat until his death. His involvement in the Parliament was controversial, as he was an able exponant of obstructionism. The Times remarked after his death that "it was difficult to regard him as a serious politician ... he came repeatedly under the censure of the Speaker"

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19th century Staffordshire figures of Charles Stewart Parnell and William Ewart Gladstone.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 102

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €580

  • Signature
  • Medium
  • Dimensions: 14in. (35.56cm)
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • The figure of Parnell depicting him in kilt and cloak, leaning on a club and holding alof an Irish ensign; the figure of Gladstone depicting him holding a Union Flag. (2)

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1870s and 1880s Political cartoons hand painted on porcelain plates.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 21 January 2017 / 103

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €580

  • Signature
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Provenance
  • Exhibited
  • Literature
  • Reproduced from Punch, An Unexpected Cut', Gladstone having felled the tree marked 'Irish Established Church', begins to chop the roots of Papal Infallibility; from St. Stephen's Review, 'A Fresh Start on the Old Hobby' Gladstone as Don Quixote rides a wooden horse called 'Home Rule'; also from St. Stephen's Review, 'Clouds, Ireland Under the Gladstonians, 80-85.'; and 'Politicians on the Job'. (4)

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