Matthews auction event
MATTHEWS Auctioneers of Oldcastle conduct a good two-day antiques & interiors auction next Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd April, commencing 1:30pm each day. Amongst the thousand or so items to be sold is lot 821, an antique Chinese Imperial yellow ground double gourd vase.
“I think it might be worth something”, says the auctioneer Damien Matthews. “It possesses age and has the colouring the mainland Chinese market likes. Plus it’s in original condition and was bought by the house owner about thirty years ago - before Chinese ceramics began to be really appreciated. It is hard to know about these things as that market is a law onto itself, but we’ll see”. With an auction estimate €500 to €800 it stands just ten inches high.
Also included in the auction is a rare pair of nineteenth century gilded & silvered bronze equestrian sculptures by Philippe Mourey (1840-1910).depicting Louis XIV and Francois I. Estimate €2,500 - €3,500.
Day one commences Saturday at 1:30pm with some good Jewellery (lots 1 - 135) and then at 2:30pm the Antique & Interiors auction begins. Day Two on Sunday also starts at 1:30pm, with another 500 lots of antiques & interior items to be sold (lots 501 - 1,018). The catalogue can be viewed online at www.matthewsauctionrooms.com.