23 April 2010

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Circa 200BC Iron Age carved stone head found near Claudy, Co. Derry  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 1

Published Estimate: €5000-7000

Price Realised: €26000

  • Medium: stone, weight 63 kilograms
  • Dimensions: 46 by 36cm., 18 by 14in.
  • Accompanied by a letter from Dr Brian Lacy dating it to 200BC to 200AD. A rare Irish antiquity in private ownership. The head was found by the present owner's father, while repairing a stone wall in the Ballyarton area, Claudy, in the Sperrin Mountains, sometime in the late 1930s.

    A composition of human facial features is skilfully picked out in the centre of a large hemispherical sandstone boulder. The representation is distinguished by an economical and elegant simplicity. The features comprise slightly bulbous lentoid eyes, an oblong, flattish nose, and a simple slit mouth. Faint outlines of the cheeks are also visible to either side of the nose. The facial side of the stone is worn and pitted from exposure; the rear is smooth. There is a rough, uneven break along the base of the boulder. No attempt was made to fashion a chin, or to provide the head with ears or a hair line.

    The carved stone head is classified by experts as ‘iconic sculpture’. The Iron Age authority Barry Raftery, author of Pagan Celtic Ireland (1994) considered that stone heads were representations of deities, and in his view stone heads of this period were ‘religious carvings’. Raftery concurred with the opinion of the scholar Anne Ross, author of Pagan Celtic Britain (1967), that ‘the cult of the head was the most widespread, typical and enduring of Celtic cults’.

    The Irish carved stone head assemblage was critically assessed in an important paper published by Etienne Rynne in 1972. The majority are from the northern part of the country. Rynne acknowledged that the dating of Irish stone heads was ‘extremely difficult’, as features of pagan heads are paralleled in heads from the medieval period.

    In stylistic terms, as Raftery explained it, ‘the realistic portrayal of the human form was of no great concern to Celtic craftsmen’. One of the best known examples is the three-faced specimen from Corleck, Co. Cavan, found at a quarry around 1855. This is a work that scholars are agreed dates from the Iron Age, and is described by John Waddell, author of The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland (1998), as ‘the most remarkable example of early iconic stone carving’. The execution of the three faces of the Corleck stone, on a local sandstone block, is characterised by, in Rynne’s words, ‘elegance and economy of line’, with roundish eyes, broad flattish noses and slit mouths. The simplicity evident in the rendering of the Ballyarton stone makes comparison with the Corleck stone credible, suggesting that the former can be dated along with the latter to the Iron Age.

    Another example, known as the Cavan town stone head, consists of an earless, hairless face with round browless eyes carved into a rectangular boulder. This head is also considered to be one that can reliably be dated to the Iron Age. On the basis that it bears a tentative resemblance to the Cavan town head, the identification of the Ballyarton stone head as a work of Iron Age date is further strengthened.

    In Pagan Celtic Ireland Barry Raftery considered the best examples of iconic sculpture to ‘display an economy of detail and a deceptive simplicity’. On those terms, and in light of certain stylistic affinities with the Corleck and Cavan town stone heads, the Ballyarton, Claudy head must be regarded as a rare and important addition to the pre-Christian iconic stone assemblage of Ireland.

    Ken Wiggins MIAI

    March, 2010

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Viking Dublin: An Hiberno Norse silver penny  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 2

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €650

  • Medium: degraded silver
  • Dimensions: 312 cm., 123 in. high
  • The first locally produced Irish coinage was the so-called Hiberno-Norse coinage which was first minted in Dublin in about 995-7 AD under the authority of Sithric III (also known as Sithric Silkbeard), the Norse king of Dublin. This is a Phase VI coin, minted circa 1100AD, after the Battle of Clontarf. This was the last Irish coinage issued before The Norman Invasion. . A rare early Irish coin.

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ANNA ULADH ANNALS oF ULSTER (THREE VOLUMES)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 3

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • A chronicle of Irish Affairs from AD 431 to AD 1540. Vol. I, First edition Hennessey, William M., 1887 Quarter buckram and titled at spine. Vol. II, first edition B. MacCarthy, 1893, Quarter buckram. Vol. III. First edition B. MacCarthy, 1895. Quarter buckram.

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The Fine Arts and Civilisation of Ancient Ireland by Henry O'Neill  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 4

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Illustrated with lithographs and several woodcuts. Smith, Elder and Co., London and George Herbert, Dublin 1863. Illustrations include The Cross at Drumcliff, illuminations from manuscripts, and the Round Tower at St. Canice's, Kilkenny. Quarter leather and marble boards. Titled in gilt at the spine.

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DUBLINIENSIS DE REBUS IN HIBERNIA
DUBLINIENSIS DE REBUS IN HIBERNIA
Richardi Stanihursti 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 5

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €350

  • Dimensions: 23 by 16cm., 9 by 6.3in.
  • Antwerp, 1584, pp. 264 plus eight page index. Full calf covers, with gilt-titled spine and red-coloured edges. Rare early treatise on Irish History.

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Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin in the Possession of the Municipal Corporation of That City by John T. Gilbert (18 Volumes)  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 6

Published Estimate: €400-500

Price Realised: 

  • Illustrated with facsimiles and published by Authority of Municipal Council, Dublin; Joseph Dollard, Wellington Quay, 1889. All volumes in original boards with Dublin gilt-stamped crest on upper and lower boards. Each titled in gilt and numbered on spine. Contains transcripts and translations of documents from the city's archives for the period 1171 to 1841.

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1534-5 Anne Boleyn as Queen - an Irish silver groat coin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 7

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €350

  • Obverse: A crown over harp (first type) with "H" (Henry VIII) at left and "A" (Anne) at right. Inscription "HENRI-C-VIII-D G R AGLIEZ/FRANCE DOMINUS HIBERNIE" (trans. Henry VIII by the Grace of God King of England and France, Lord of Ireland). The Lordship of Ireland, held by the King of England 1171 to 1541 was replaced by the Kingdom of Ireland in 1541.

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Henry VIII Irish silver groat coin, minted in Dublin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 8

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: 


17th Century Map of the British Isles before the Roman conquests  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 9

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €150


"The Kingdom of Ireland" and "Maps of Connaught, Munster, Leinster and Ulster", 1610
John Speed 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 10

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2300


1610. A "Planter's Chair"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 11

Published Estimate: €1500-2000

Price Realised: €2300

  • Medium: oak
  • Dimensions: 81 by 53cm., 32 by 21in.
  • Attractive carved back with raised "1610" diamond and scalloped decorations attached to a crude seat and legs. Believed to have come from an old planter family house in Ulster according to the previous owner.

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1642. Confederacy of Ireland. Very rare Charles I shilling issued by Lord Inchiquin.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 12

Published Estimate: €6000-8000

Price Realised: 

  • A good example of this extremely rare Irish coin from the Civil War period.

    These coins, ordered by Lord Inchiquin, under the authority of the Duke of Ormonde, during the Confederation. Each piece is punched twice, once on each side, with the weight and denomination. The Supreme Council of Ireland met at Kilkenny Castle fro 1642-48. Cromwell’s forces took Kilkenny after the siege of 1650. This body effectively ruled Ireland independently of England until Cormwell’s army arrived in the country.

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A DISCOVERIE OF THE TRUE CAUSES WHY IRELAND HAS NEVER ENTIRELY SUBDUED, NOR BROUGHT UNDER OBEDIENCE
A DISCOVERIE OF THE TRUE CAUSES WHY IRELAND HAS NEVER ENTIRELY SUBDUED, NOR BROUGHT UNDER OBEDIENCE
Sir John Davies 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 13

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €820


Circa 1650 Johannes Jansonius map - Provincia Connactiae - The Province of Connacht  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 14

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €300


PROFILE PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658)
PROFILE PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL (1599-1658)
After Samuel Cooper (1609-1672)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 15

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2100

  • Signature: inscribed "OLIVER CROMWELL" upper centre
  • Medium: oil on canvas laid on sheet iron (oval)
  • Dimensions: 76 by 51cm., 29.7 5 by 20.2 5in.
  • Provenance: Provenance:believed to have been in a Dublin "Loyalist" club until the 1920s, by reputation
  • Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army, which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658. Cromwell landed in Ireland with his army in 1649. Since the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Ireland had been mainly under the control of the Irish Confederate Catholics, who in 1649, signed an alliance with the English Royalist party, which had been defeated in the English Civil War. Cromwell's forces defeated the Confederate and Royalist coalition in Ireland and occupied the country - bringing to an end the Irish Confederate Wars. He passed a very harsh series of Penal laws against Roman Catholics and confiscated almost all of their land. The Parliamentarian reconquest of Ireland was extremely brutal, and it has been alleged that many of the army's actions during the reconquest would today be called war crimes or even genocide. Cromwell is still a hated figure in Ireland. After the Cromwellian conquest the Catholics owned just 8% of the land compared to 70% beforehand and about 15 to 20% of the population were slaughtered.

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17th to 19th century - The Flemying family and their claim to the the Earldom of Wigton  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 16

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €1000

  • A valuable and interesting collection of mainly original manuscript documents relating to the Flemyng family of Wigtown, later Co. Donegal and Kilkenny, and relating to two unsuccessful claims to the title Earl of Wigton. Includes 1645 indenture, 1683 Excommunication Order signed by Bishop J Magill and Rev John Colhoun and others relating to Donegal, also 1694 and 1696 Ordination papers, 1702 appointment as chaplain to the Earl of Rochester, 1703 appointment as chaplain to, and signed by, the Duke of Ormonde, 1705 Presentation of the Living in Castleane, Kilkenny, 1721 appointment as chaplain to William Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough, later Viscount Duncannon, 171l appointment as Rector of Kilkenny, all for James Flemyng, 1748 document relating to Dr Charles Ross Flemyng, chaplain to the Royal Irish Dragoons, 1748 illuminated vellum for “The Freedom of the City of Glasgow” to Dr Charles Ross Flemyng, 1759 letter from John Petty, First Earl of Shelburne, at Dublin, to the Earl of Wigton, 1760 two letters Viscount Barrington to Lady Wigton appointing Lord Hamilton Flemyng as Ensign in General Pulteney’s Regiment at Gibraltar, 1791 and 1796 Commissions signed by King George III appointing William Gyll as Coronet and Captain, respectively, 1858 Commission for Flemyng George Gyll as Lieutenant, signed by Queen Victoria, 1859 letter signed by Lord Horace Walpole, and other documents relating to the claim. Accompanied by copious notes from internet sources. (26 items)

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PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER MACAULEY, MP FOR DUBLIN UNIVERSITY, MP FOR THOMASTOWN 1761
PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER MACAULEY, MP FOR DUBLIN UNIVERSITY, MP FOR THOMASTOWN 1761
Irish school 18th Century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 17

Published Estimate: €800-1200

Price Realised: 


Military commission signed by King James II (1663-1701) at Dublin Castle, 4 April 1689  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 18

Published Estimate: €2000-3000

Price Realised: €2000

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 25 by 32cm., 10 by 12.5in.
  • Court at Dublin Castle, 4th April 1689. The manuscript document is a military commission appointing a Captain to serve in McLane's Regiment in Scotland. Countersigned by the Duke of Melfort (1649-1714 -John Drummond- Scottish Nobleman and Secretary of State in Scotland under King James). The name of the recipient of this commission, Andrew MacLane, appears to have been added at a later date and the word 'Seaventh' would appear to have been inked over an erasure. Signed a few weeks after establishing his Court in Dublin Castle and on the day he ceased to be King of Scotland. James II was the last Roman Catholic monarch to reign over the Kingdoms of Scotland England and Ireland. He was deposed in the ‘Glorious Revolution’ in 1688 and was replaced not by his Roman Catholic son, James Francis Edward, but by his Protestant daughter and son-in-law, Mary II and William III, who became joint rulers in 1689. James made one serious attempt to recover his crowns, when he landed in Ireland in March 1689. The Irish Parliament did not follow the example of the English Parliament; it declared that James remained King and passed a massive bill of attainder against those who had rebelled against him. At James's urging, the Irish Parliament passed an Act for Liberty of Conscience that granted religious freedom to all Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. After his defeat by William, who personally led an army to defeat him and reassert English control at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690, James returned to France, where he lived out the rest of his life under the protection of his cousin and ally, King Louis XIV.

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1690 (9 August) Anthony Doppling (Bishop of Meath) and Simon Digby (Bishop of Limerick) letter to Sir Robert Southwell, Secretary of State for Ireland  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 19

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €300

  • Medium: manuscript 1p
  • Dimensions: 22 by 16cm., 8.75 by 6.25in.
  • The Bishops recommend Mr Juno Pooley, Dean of Kilkenny for promotion in the Church - "a person worthy to be considerd off in ye disposall of vacant dignitys that are in his Ma. ties donation".

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1690 James II Gunmoney crown (five shillings) coin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 20

Published Estimate: €250-350

Price Realised: 

  • Obverse: James II on horseback. A scarce high value coin from around the time of the Battle of the Boyne.

    “Gun money” was an issue of coins made by the forces of James II during the Williamite War in Ireland between 1689 and 1691. Minted in base metal, these were designed to be redeemed for silver coins following a victory by James II and consequently bore the date in months to allow a gradual replacement. As James lost the war, that replacement never took place, although the coins were allowed to circulate at much reduced values before the copper coinage was resumed. They were mostly withdrawn from circulation in the early 18th century. The name "Gun money" stems from the idea that they were minted from melted down guns. However, many other brass objects, especially church bells were also used as well as old cannon.

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1689 King James II "Gunmoney" half crown  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 21

Published Estimate: €180-220

Price Realised: 


1689 King James II Gunmoney large halfcrown coin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 22

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: 


1689 King James II Gunmoney sixpence and shilling and a range of later coins.  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 23

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €250

  • Also includes 1787 George III shilling, 1816 and 1825 shillings, 1890 QV crown, bimetal model penny, as well as some modern crowns, 1966 Irish ten shillings Pearse coin, a few medals including British Coronations, etc.

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1696 King William III Irish halfpenny coin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 24

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 


Circa 1700. Niclom Visscher's Map of Britain and Ireland under William III  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 25

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 


THE BOOK OF ARMAGH
THE BOOK OF ARMAGH
Dr. John Gwynn 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 26

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €500


Circa 1732. A manuscript listing of "Peers Introduced or sat first in Parliament"  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 27

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: manuscript 3pp, vellum covered books
  • "From the restoration of King Charles ye 2d Anno 1660, to 1732". Detailed information, a valuable original source, neatly set out by an early 18th century professional scrivener.

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1742-1856 Indentures concerning the Heatly family of Athlone and Wicklow  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 28

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90


1753 Lease for premises at "Moor Street" Dublin, with map  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 29

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €180

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 61 by 71cm., 24 by 28in.
  • Lease: Fairfax Wallis of Dublin City to Margaret Smith, house on the west side of “Moor Street” (later “Moore Street”), on the corner of Greggs Lane and New Lane, large vellum sheet with all the details. Neat surveyed hand coloured map attached, dated 21 July 1753.

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1760 Deed of Renewal concerning lands at Ballygriffin  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 30

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €90

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 28 by 43cm., 11 by 17in.
  • Francis and Rebecca Lumm of Dublin, to the Reverend Charles Coyne of Dublin, town and lands of Ballygriffin, single vellum sheet, signed and sealed, dated 1760. The Revd. Charles Doyne (born 1711) was a member of the Doyne family of Wells, County Wexford, members of the ancient Irish sept, whose chieftains formerly ruled over the area known today as County Laois.

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1761-1836. Maps of Dublin 1836, and British Isles  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 31

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €100

  • 1761 Royaume de la Grande Bretagne ou des Isles Britanniques (22 x 18cm on large sheet) by Guillame Delisle and Phil Buache, also 1836, Dublin, -drawn by W. B. Clarke, engraved by E. Tussell for Superintendent of the Society of Useful Knowledge (32 x 42cm)

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1763. A Plan and Elivation [sic] of the Pier of Wicklow  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 32

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Medium: Engraving
  • Dimensions: 38 by 53cm., 15 by 21in.
  • "Referred to Vol: XIII P.527. This plan to be bound between P526 and P527". The plan shows three dimensional illustrations of proposed works on the Murrough River

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1778-1786 manuscripts relating to the collection of tithes  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 33

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €240

  • Medium: manuscript various sizes
  • Interesting documents mainly relating to parishes in Carlow, listing goods taken from residents by church wardens as tithes including "2 silk handkerchiefs worth £0.12s.0d", "8 pieces of Garters worth £0.8s.0d", etc. (14 items)

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THE COMMERCIAL RESTRAINTS OF IRELAND
THE COMMERCIAL RESTRAINTS OF IRELAND
A Seditious book by John Hely Hutchinson  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 34

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: 

  • Dimensions: 22 by 15cm., 8.75 by 5.75in.
  • William Hallshead, Dublin, 1779. Full calf with raised bands at spine, pp.240 plus pp.3 appendix.

    One of the significant politico-economic works of the time advocating free trade for Ireland, written in the form of a sequence of letters to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord Buckinghamshire. However, "its doctrines being regarded as seditious it was ordered to be burnt by the common hangman."

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1785 (29 November) "Murder at a Hurling Match", Co. Laois  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 35

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €420

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 29 by 18cm., 11.5 by 7in.
  • Two sworn statements claim that "in a field near Graige in the Queen's County" at a "Hurling match... Michael Brenan of Monenwee... with a hurl in both of his hands and came behind the back of Patrick McDarby and with the flatt of said hurl...gave said McDarby a desperate stroak of same on the head". McDarby was taken home but apparently died and Brenan was charged with murder. A fascinating group of manuscripts being one of the earliest written accounts of a hurling match incident.

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1790. The Irish House of Commons  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 36

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €350


1789 (14 April) Cheque handwritten and signed by Henry Grattan  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 37

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €470

  • Medium: manuscript 1p
  • Dimensions: 16 by 12cm., 6.25 by 4.75in.
  • "Please pay to Mr Sharkey the sum of nine pounds" drawn on "the Right Honourable David Latouche & Brothers", PAID/DL & CO. stamp of La Touche's Bank, later to become Bank of Ireland, and signed on reverse by John Browne.

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Circa 1790 Handwritten note Colonel Archdall The Earl of Ely concerning the results of an election in Fermanagh  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 38

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €80

  • Medium: manuscript
  • Dimensions: 8 by 18cm., 3 by 7.25in.
  • Archdall sends “the list of the poll.. as he is certain his Ld. ship will be happy to find that his withholding his interest from Col. Archdall has untied all the Gentlemen of Fermanagh except one or two brother Mercenaries & some faithless men like himself to give them their support". Pithy note.

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1797 (13 January) Medal commemorating the naval action in Bantry Bay, Co. Cork  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 39

Published Estimate: €1000-1500

Price Realised: €1250

  • Medium: bronze
  • Dimensions: 4 by 4cm., 1.5 by 1.5in.
  • A very rare medal by Mossop: AFFLAVIT DEUS ET DISSIPANTUM/JAN MDCCXCVII. With a scene depicting the two British frigates and the French ship of the line in battle; reverse - FRIENDLY ASSOCIATION/BANTRY GARRSION and crown. Only one other example, in much inferior condition to this example, recorded.

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Circa 1798. Irish Pike Head  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 40

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €650


Theobald Wolfe Tone 1798
Theobald Wolfe Tone 1798
Roland Spottiswode 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 41

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300


1798. Wilhelmina, (b.1797) daughter of William Orr (1766-1797). Rare photographs of her and her grand-daughter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 42

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: sepia photographs, framed
  • Dimensions: 25 by 20cm., 10 by 8in.
  • Wilhelmina was the daughter of the famous Presbyterian United Irishman William Orr, executed at Carrickfergus on 14 October 1797. These two photographs were from the family home near Antrim town, and are circa 1880. The younger woman is believed to be Wilhelmina's grand-daughter.

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1898 "The Men of '98" Centenary Poster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 43

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: lithograph by James Walker, Jones Road, Dublin
  • Dimensions: 76 by 51cm., 30 by 20in.
  • Framed attractive poster with centrepiece of Father Michael Murphy with vignettes of six other leaders.

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The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times
The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times
Richard R Madden 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 44

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €450

  • Medium: original cloth gilt, 3 vols., Martin Lester, Dublin
  • Dimensions: 22 by 14cm., 8.5 by 5.5in.
  • "With several memoirs & authentic documents heretofore unpublished, the whole matter newly arranged and revised". Undated.

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1800 (1 August) Informant's sworn statement reporting rebels at a neighbour's house  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 45

Published Estimate: €150-250

Price Realised: €300

  • Medium: manuscript 1pp
  • Dimensions: 29 by 19cm., 11.5 by 7.5in.
  • Mary Jackson, wife of John Jackson, Lisnave, Co. Carlow reports "a party of rebels had been on ye Sunday the 11 of May at the House of Philip Germaine" as a result of which Germaine was to be prosecuted by order of Edward Whitly.

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1792. Ballindown Abbey and New Town Castle, Sligo, engravings  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 46

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: €100

  • Medium: line engraved, published by S. Hooper, sep. 20 1792
  • Dimensions: 15 by 20cm., 6 by 8in.
  • Engraved by I. Newton, two views of Ballindown and one of New Town, also two Cuala Press handcoloured prints including "Rune of Hospitality" by Jack Yeats. (5 items).

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Circa 1800. A new and correct map of the province of Ulster  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 47

Published Estimate: €100-150

Price Realised: 


Circa 1800. "Map of the County of Cork" by Neele  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 48

Published Estimate: €80-120

Price Realised: €60


Early 19th Century "The Land We Live In" engraved glass decanter  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 49

Published Estimate: €800-1000

Price Realised: 


19th Century Prints: Irish Mail Car and Irish Jaunting car, and another  

Auction Date / Lot No.: 23 April 2010 / 50

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: 

  • Medium: colour lithograph, Stark Brothers, Dublin
  • Dimensions: 23 by 30cm., 9 by 12in.
  • Also 1792 engraving of "The Secretary of State's house at Palmerston" showing the house built by John Hely Hutchinson, secretary of State for Ireland, and a watercolour "on the Dodder near Rathfarnham" by JN Bolton of Sylvan House, Donnybrook.

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