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Date - 06 September 2016

Starts at - 12:00 pm

Paintings, Furniture, Porcelain, Silver and Collectables from the Collection of Drs. Bryan and Winifred Alton.


We are honoured to present this very special collection for auction, the fruit of two lives’ worth of collecting. It has been a joy for us here at Adam’s to handle such a hugely interesting and diverse range of rare and collectable objects and we hope that new and appreciative homes will be found for all these precious things which gave the Altons such pleasure over a very long period of time.

~ James O’Halloran, July 2016

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Thursday 1st September 10am - 7pm Friday 2nd September 10am - 5pm Sunday 4th September 1 - 5pm Monday 5th September 10am - 5pm

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Lot: 1

A LATE GEORGE III SILVER WINE FUNNEL, STRAINER AND MATCHING STAND, London 1803, mark of Emes & Barnard, the removable strainer with shell, foliate scroll and gadroon rim, the funnel having a...

Hammer Price : €1,500.00
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Lot: 2

AN IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER OVAL SAUCE BOAT, Dublin c.1790, mark of Matthew West, with pinched rim and with rococo fashioned repousse chased and engraved bird and foliate decoration, on shell and...

Hammer Price : €700.00
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Lot: 3

A FRENCH WHITE METAL DOUBLE SALT STAND, c.1835, the twin sconce shaped stands with clear glass liners having open pierced decoration with putti and scrollwork and having central support. 15.5cm...

Hammer Price : €380.00
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Lot: 4

A GEORGE III NEO-CLASSICAL SILVER CREAM HELMET, London 1793, mark of Henry Chawner, with reeded rim and 'C' handle, engraved panelled body with gilded lining and raised on pedestal foot (200g)....

Hammer Price : €900.00
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Lot: 5

AN IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER CYLINDRICAL TAPERING GRAVY POT, Dublin c.1800, the detachable lid with band of repousse bellflowers and urn finial above a body with repousse bellflower swags and...

Hammer Price : €1,900.00
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Lot: 6

A LATE GEORGE III IRISH SILVER OVAL SUGAR BASKET, Dublin 1800, mark possibly that of Robert Breading, in the Neo-Classical taste with swing handle over bright cut banding and raised on slender...

Hammer Price : €1,100.00
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Lot: 7

AN IRISH GEORGE III SILVER SHAPED RECTANGULAR TEAPOT STAND, Dublin 1793, mark of Gustavus Byrne, with bright-cut engraved decoration within a slightly raised reeded border, on four reeded...

Hammer Price : €900.00
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Lot: 8

A SHAPED CIRCULAR PRESENTATION SILVER SALVER, Birmingham 1937, with raised border and egg and dart rim on three feet, the reserve inscribed ''Presented to Bryan G. Alton by Sisters of Mercy,...

Hammer Price : €500.00
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Lot: 9

A SILVER SHAPED CIRCULAR SERVING TRAY, Dublin 1970, mark of Irish Silver Ltd., with pie crust border and cast decorative rim, on three scroll feet (c.1kg). 33.4cm diameter

Hammer Price : €700.00
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Lot: 10

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY SILVER CIRCULAR DISH RING, Dublin 1910, mark of West & Son, the pierced sides decorated with continuous repousse chased and engraved bird and fruit motifs and with fine...

Hammer Price : €1,100.00
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Lot: 11

A FINE SET OF FOUR IRISH GEORGIAN SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, Dublin c.1760, makers mark of Michael Cormick & William Townsend, the organic columns with shell and scroll decoration rising from a...

Hammer Price : €13,500.00
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Lot: 12

A GEORGE II SILVER CRUET STAND, London 1746, mark of Sam Wood, with ring column handle supporting five bottle rings and raised on four shell feet (c.700g); together with two facetted blue glass...

Hammer Price : €1,500.00
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1. Estimates and Reserves

Estimates are shown below each lot in this sale. All amounts shown are in Euro. The figures shown are provided merely as a guide to prospective purchasers. They are approximate prices which are expected, are not definitive and are subject to revision. Reserves, if any, will not be any higher than the lower estimate.

2. Artists Resale Rights (Droit de Suite) is NOT payable by purchasers

3. Paddle Bidding (In Person)

All intending purchasers must register for a paddle number before the auction. Please allow time for registration. We recommend reading "Buying at Adam's" for first time buyers from our web site for more information. Please be aware that photographic identification by way of passport or driving licence will be required for new registrants, together with a secure valid credit card. This is for security purposes only. Potential purchasers are recommended to register on viewing days.

3. Buyer's Premium, Payment & Delivery

Buyers Premium:

The buyer shall pay the Auctioneer a commission at the rate of 20% on the Hammer Price plus VAT @ 23% (applied only to the commission) on all individual lots.

For example on a hammer price of €1,000, the Buyer's Premium amounts to €200 and the VAT on the Buyer's Premium amounts to €46.00, giving a total amount due of €1,246


All purchases must be paid for within two calendar days of the sale. Our payment terms are cash, banker's draft or cheque drawn on an Irish bank. Cheques will take a minimum of five working days to clear the bank, unless they have been vouched to our satisfaction prior to the sale, or you have a previous cheque payment history with Adam's. We also accept the following Credit Cards: Visa & Mastercard, subject to a credit card surcharge of 1.5% of the total invoice value, & American Express, subject to a surcharge of 3.65%. Debit cards, including Laser card payments, are not subject to a surcharge, however there are daily limits on Laser Card payments. Bank Transfer details are available on request. Please ensure that all bank charges are paid in addition to the invoice total, in order to avoid delays in release of the items. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due.

Delivery takes place the day after the sale from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Uncollected lots may be subject to storage and handling charges unless specific arrangements have been made with the department. It is important to make contact with us in this regard to avoid any unnecessary charges. Adam's outsource all carriage & shipping requests to recommended third parties whom we deal with on a regular basis. This list is available upon request.

4. VAT Regulations

All lots are sold within the Auctioneer's VAT Margin Scheme unless advised to the contrary. Revenue Regulations require that the Buyer's Premium must be invoiced at a rate which is inclusive of VAT. This is not recoverable by any VAT registered buyer.

The VAT on buyer's premium may be zero rated for lots exported outside of the EU. This facility is available to non-residents and has strict guidelines in relation to availing of this scheme. Please contact a member of the accounts department to enquire further.

5. Absentee and Telephone Bids

We are happy to execute absentee or written bids for bidders who are unable to attend or can arrange for bidding to be conducted by telephone. Bid forms are available from our web site or you can leave absentee bids online by registering on Cancellation of bids must be confirmed 24 hours before the auction.

Bidding by telephone may be booked on lots with a minimum estimate of €500. Early booking is advisable as availability of lines cannot be guaranteed.

6. Condition Reports

The property is sold "as is" therefore imperfections/defects are not stated in the catalogue description. It is up to the intending purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot(s) before bidding. Condition reports may be requested in advance of sale subject to our terms of business. The report is an expression of opinion only and must not be treated as a statement of fact.

7. Conditions of Sale

All lots are being sold under the Conditions of Sale as printed in the sale catalogue and on display in the salerooms or via our web site