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Jane Austen Ring For Auction

A ring owned by Jane Austen is to be sold next month in Sotheby’s of London but it had a whistle-stop tour of Dublin when it went on show for one day only.  The ring is simple in design with a single blue cabochon and still in its original case.  It is estimated between £20 […]

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Shaken and stirred by the art deco bar

AFTER THE horror and economic misery of the first World War, Europeans desperately needed a lift. The age of modernity swept in from the United States on a wave of jazz, flapper girls and “talkie movies”, ushering in the Roaring Twenties. The predominant design style was, of course, art deco and the art, furniture, glass, […]

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Leinster Dinner Service

A superb Leinster dinner service will go on sale in Christies next month.  The silver service which weighs over 5000 ounces in total, cost over £4000 in 18th century Ireland and once belonged to the Fitzgerald Family and graced the tables of Leinster House.  The 7th Duke was forced to sell the 18th century set to […]

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Leonardo da Vinci Drawings On View

Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci have gone on show in The Ulster Museum, Belfast in a temporary exhibition which will run until August 27th.  Five hundred years on the drawings show the vast range of talents the artist had, from his works on botany, hydraulics, engineering, anatomy and map-making.  It is a rare opportunity […]

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