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THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION PART I

12th December 2017

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THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION PART II

12th December 2017

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FINE JEWELLERY & WATCHES

5th December 2017

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IMPORTANT IRISH ART

22nd November 2017

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12th November 2017

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SIGNUP FOR AUCTION ALERTS FROM ADAMS AUCTIONEERS

Irish Art Auctioneers - Adam's of Dublin, Ireland

Adam's were the first fine art auctioneers to explore the potential of Irish art by instituting specialist sales of Irish paintings and sculpture. We began, in 1973 to hold our now famous quarterly sales in our St. Stephens Green auction rooms. Now forty years later we continue to celebrate our passion for Irish Art in producing catalogues that are more akin to reference books and mounting some of the best sales of Irish Art held anywhere in the world.

As a long established firm, we pride ourselves in providing the most professional and personal service. Whether you are thinking of selling or are seeking advice on buying our team is always on hand to advise you. From right across the spectrum of Irish paintings, sculpture, drawings & watercolours we hold many world and Irish records for some of the most celebrated Irish artists including a recent record for a work by Jack B Yeats, entitled Fair Day Mayo which made €1,000,000, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work of art in Ireland.

Our Irish art sales have grown from a market with domestic roots to one with an international audience with bidders participating from all around the globe, in person, on the telephone and on the internet.

If you are interested in buying or selling Irish art please contact one of our specialists in total confidence and without any obligation.

As the oldest firm of Fine art Auctioneers in Ireland, we pride ourselves in providing the most professional and personal service. Whether you are thinking of selling or are seeking advice on buying our team is always on hand to advise you right across the spectrum of furniture, porcelain, silver, glass, bronzes and all decorative arts. We hold quarterly general sales of furniture and decorative arts including European paintings. Also in the line-up is our annual auction at Slane Castle, Co Meath, entitled "Country House Collections" a unique sale of country house collectables and ephemera which is a staple in the autumn schedule. In addition our team are ready to conduct on the premises auctions or auctions of single vendor collections at various times during the year.

If you are interested in buying or selling Furniture or Decorative arts in Ireland, then please contact one of our specialists in total confidence and without any obligation.

Our Historical Documents and Artifacts Department offers expert advice and appraisals on items of Irish historical significance. We have been holding an annual specialist auction since 2006, covering a broad range of political, literary and military history. It has proved to be the biggest sale of its kind, attracting collectors throughout Ireland and further afield.

We publish a fully illustrated catalogue with detailed descriptions which has become a collector’s item in its own right!

For more information and for complimentary and confidential advice, please contact us.

 

THE DIRECTORS OF ADAM'S ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF OUR NEW SENIOR JEWELLERY SPECIALIST, CLAIRE-LAURENCE MESTRALLET TO HEAD THE FINE JEWELLERY AND WATCH DEPARTMENT.

 

Claire began her career working for Christies, in New York and later in Geneva, before working for the firm of Golay Fils & Stahl in Geneva. She returned to the auction world with Bonhams in London and Geneva where she joined their team to develop their jewellery presence in Switzerland and appraise items for auctions in France, Germany and Austria.

Claire brings a wealth of experience to this role and we look forward to working with her to continue to establish Adam's as Ireland's premier jewellery auctioneers.

 

Ireland's most highly regarded and professional jewellery and watch auctions

Adam's jewellery department is one of Ireland's most highly regarded and professional jewellery and watch auctions. The jewellery department prides itself on providing clients with confidential and specialist advice when considering buying or selling at auction.

The department sells jewellery and watches from all periods, including antique, Art Deco, period and modern jewellery. Our jewellery auctions include a large collection of engagement single-stone diamond rings. Our jewellery & watch auctions aims to offer an extensive selection of items including precious stones, such as fine diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, natural and cultured pearls. We also sell sought after luxury signed pieces by Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Chopard, Bulgari and Van Cleef and Arpels. We offer luxury timepieces by renowned watch markers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Chopard to name but a few.

Adam's jewellery department welcomes anyone wishing to have their jewellery or watches appraised. We offer a complimentary and confidential walk in service as well as appointments, our skilled specialists are delighted to liaise and advise those considering buying and selling at auction. For advice on how to avail of our complimentary service please contact Claire-Laurence Mestrallet, claire@adams.ie

Please note that valuation days all over Ireland will be organised throughout the year and you may contact us for more information

 

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Next Jewellery Sale: September 19th 2017  -   Deadline for Consignments: Tuesday August 15th 2017

 

 

     

       The Irish Times  |  Saturday May 6, 2017

 

 

 

     

      The Gloss Magazine  |  May 2017

 

 

 

     

 The Sunday Business Post  |  April 30, 2017

 

 

       Interview by jewellery journalist and blogger, LeGemmologue.com  |  April 2017

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       THE GLOSS MAGAZINE | December 2016

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PURCHASERS

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 www.adams.ie 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

Payment:

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 www.adams.ie. 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 www.adams.ie