SOLD Hammer price €70
Artefact: An unusual miniature single shot Hand Gun, with fshort barrel and wooden handle, flick back mechanism, makers name and registration number worn, decommissioned, as an artefact / example. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €280
War of Independence Artefact’s
Artefact’s: W.O.I. – a collection of three weapons to include a steel Knuckle Duster, two concealed weapons of miniature size, the above items are accompanied by a m/ss letter addressed to Emmett a Chara, in where he notes that they were removed from Dublin Castle, dated 20.12.22, and also saying that they should bring a smile to the Chief in these Troubled Times, Let us Hope Common Sense to prevail, Regards Robert, An unusual and rare memento. (4)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €360
War of Independence: A Webley mark patent 1917, six chamber Revolving Hand Gun with bakelite handle, Code No: 24756 – decommissioned, with Crown Force marks, as an example, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €100
W.O.I. (War of Independence), two large Army Issue Bayonets, with wooden handle and rifle connectors, (one in leather scabbard), both worn and rusted. Scarce. (2)
* Reputed to have been used in the War of Independence during 1919 – 1921 in the Kilkenny Area.More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €220
Military interest: A rare World War I Regimental Flag, for “K.O. Yorkshire Light Infantry,” with embroidered badge etc., also a contemporary canvas ‘Hate Belt’ with attached badges etc. As a lot, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
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Flag: Eucharistic Congress 1932, a large blue linen Flag, folded and stitched borders and attached rope support, the centre with a stencilled cross in yellow depicting the 1932 Eucharistic Emblem, approx. 127cms x 172cms, some fading, as a Flag, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €260
“Erin Go Bragh”
Irish Republican: A large linen and silk embroidered Wall Banner, the centre with star burst, round tower, provincial coat of arms, Celtic cross, wolfhound and other Irish motifs, with text in scroll panel “God Save Ireland,” approx. 50cms x 55cms, worn, framed. (1)More details ›
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Early Irish Tri-Colour Flag
Tri-Colour Flag: A large linen tri-colour Flag, machine stitched panels, approx. 86cms x 224cms (34″ x 88″) some stains, but generally in good order. Reputed to be Civil War Period.
An exceptional example of a rare relic from period of turmoil in Irish History. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €90
Republican Badge: a brass star burst shaped Cap Badge, the serrated edges forming a star, with pierced centre and “FF” emblem, inscribed around the centre “Drong Atha Cliath,” with clasps on reverse, as a badge, w.a.f. Scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €80
Artefact – , A linen cloth Armband with stitched “Red Cross,” and three button fastener, worn by the Red Cross during the period of the Civil War, in particular the bombing of the Four Courts. Unusual and Scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €120
Limited Edition de Valera Commemorative Medals
Medal: De Valera Silver Medals, Two cased silver medals by Spink & Son, London, 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ in diameter, the obverse depicts an aged Dev facing left, and the reverse shows an Ogham stone, from a limited edition produced, these No. 657, in orig. case. V. good. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €110
Medal- 1903 Kings Visit to Ireland, a bronze circular Medal, the obverse with side profile of King Edward VII, the reverse with Maid of Eireann, harp at feet welcoming a fleet of ships and dated “1903”, the edge with recipients names “C. W.T. Eggleston R.I.C.,” with blue suspension ribbon and shamrock design bar. (1)More details ›
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1916 – 1966: A group of various Lapel Badges, for 50th Anniversary and Commemorative Events relating to the Easter Rising 1916, including three small “F.F.” Badges with green, white and gold inlay and sunburst surround, together with two tri-colour Lapel Pins, one with “1916 Eire 1966” inscribed, all brass, an unusual and scarce collection. Good. (5)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €300
Kilkenny Brigade Medal Set
War of Independence & Emergency: [Kilkenny Brigade] a gorup of three Medals to include (a) Cogadh na Saoirse Medal, the obverse with soldier bearing arms, with “Eire” across the centre and provincial coat of arms, with a black and amber ribbon and Celtic suspension bar; B) Seiabhis Nasimta – Re na Prainne 1939 – 1946, Na Caombaoiri Aitiula, with red and white ribbon and single base; (c) Serbhis Naisinta – re na Prainne – Na Forsai Cosainta – 1939 46, with red & white ribbon with two bars, all together with original box, and 1 compliment slip, as a collection, w.a.f..
Provenance: by direct descent to the present Vendor. (Recipient available to purchaser).More details ›
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Military: A solid machine turned rectangular silver Cigarette Case,
inscribed with “P.W.” on outside and further inscribed on gilded interior ‘Presented to Commandant Pierce Wall by the Officers of Vth Field Artillery Regt. on his retirement 1944.’
* The recipient was Pierce Wall of Knacknaree, Ballymacarbery, Co. Waterford. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €220
[1916 – 1921] A collection of paraphernalia relating to the 1916 Rising and Civil War to include (a) a later reproduction 1916 “FF” Armband, with green and orange cloth and gold thread; (B) a steel “Cumann na mBan” Brooch with inter woven rifle and pin; (c) a miniature “Cogadh na Saoirse” Medal converted as a Brooch, as a collection, w.a.f. (3)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €1100
The Peter Conroy (Dublin Brigade) Collection
[Dublin Brigade] Conroy (Captain Peter) An interesting collection to include his Comrac Medal and matching miniature, together with his Serbhis Nansiunta and matching miniature Medals, also his four variant Certificates issued for his involvement in both the War of Independence / Civil War and the Emergency, each signed Traynor, De Valera & S.T. O’Ceallaigh, also included is his missal, leather wallet with Celtic design & initials “P.C.” his leather field Pouch and his army issue wooden custom made Notes Holder with his name and details, as a collection, attractive and scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €950
Rare Surviving Relcis from the “Howth Gun Running”
“Howth Gun Running,” Sunday 26th July, 1914: A rare and historically important group, comprising a Gents Bicycle, an old Rifle with wooden stock, a coloured Pnocho ro Cape, and a Bowler Hat, all the property of Volunteer William Connor, who participated in the event on the day (see photograph).
* William Connor, a telegraph supervisor at Amiens Street Post Office, together with his brother Michael, Chief District Engineer Telephones, Crown Alley, were deeply involved inthe “Struggle”. William was subsequently snatched by British Troops, who were delighted that they had captured Roger Casement to whom William bore an uncanny resemblance, while walking along the North Circular Road and lodged him in Mountjoy Jail. Identification later by a Departmental Chief secrured his release.
As a historical memento, w.a.f. (4)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €1100
Irish Bog Oak: A superb almost matching pair of Book Stands, each profusely decorated with fern leaves, shamrocks, and other typical Irish motifs, each one with central panels showing Muckross Abbey and a harp, and with Irish Harp, Cross and Wolfhound ends, each extending to approx. 27 1/2″ (70cms), possibly by Goggins. Unusual & Rare. (2)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €9000
Irish Arts and Crafts’ Freedom Box 1910
A very important Celtic design Irish Arts and Crafts Freedom Box and scroll, the massive box executed in brass, bronze, copper, coloured marbles and semi-precious stones. It was presented on 30th September, 1910 by the members of Dublin Corporation, to Sir Charles A. Cameron, C.B., M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Analyst to Dublin Co-Operation from 1879, and was one of the most distinguished public servants of the Victorian era. This rare distinction was bestowed on Cameron for his endeavours “to lift the City from its notoriety of having the highest death rate in Europe”.
The dimensions of the Freedom Box are massive, with a rectangular central cylinder approx.. 50cms (20″) in length, sides approx.. 14cms (5 ½”) in height, elaborately worked bronze caps at either end enclosing copper panels with the arms of the City of Dublin on one side, and on the opposite end the Cameron Family Coat of Arms. The Cylinder with Celtic strap work strips decorated with semi-precious stones and coloured glass, and enclosing two panels of carved black Kilkenny marble, with a central copper engraved panel recording the presentation “By Friends and Colleagues.” On the upper side of the cylinder are three further carved black Kilkenny marble panels and on each of the two lower sides are two Connemara green marble uncarved panels, and a central Middleton red marble panel.
The entire stands firmly on four bronze legs decorated with Celtic carving.
A concealed lock is operated by pressing a pale transparent stone to the right, allowing a central cylinder to be drawn out, containing an elaborate and delightfully illuminated silk-mounted scroll by Alice M. O’Rourke, of 72 Upper Dorset Street, recording the presentation and signed by Henry Campbell, Town Clerk. The scroll (18ins x 25ins, 46cms x 64cms) includes two watercolour views of the College of Surgeons, with elaborate Celtic borders inspired by the designs of the Book of Kells, the arms of the city, etc.
On the upper side of the concealed cylinder are the design and construction credits: Designed by Wm. Cranwill Wilson Esq., Bronze Work by J. & C. McGloughlin Ltd.; Marble by H. Madigan.
The entire – box, cylinder, decorations and scroll – are in excellent condition, all but unchanged from the day of its presentation over 100 years ago.
*Charles Cameron was born in Dublin in 1830. He became Professor of Hygiene at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, and was later elected President. He was the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Analyst to Dublin Co-operation from 1879. His vigorous and often publicized contributions to public health were manifold but sometimes infamous. His principal achievement was the installation of an efficient sewage treatment system, which has lasted almost unchanged to the present day. When he died in 1922 he was described by the Royal R.I.A. Journal, ‘More than a well-known Figure in Dublin Social Life, he had become an Institution.’
See “The Arts & Crafts Movement in Dublin & Edinburgh,” 1885 – 1925, by Nicola Gordon Bowe & Eliz. Cumming.
In terms of its design, the box is an artefact of the first importance, clearly Celtic in inspiration but modern in spirit, with its notable use of the varied Irish marbles and stones. It has some affinities with the gospel-boxes of the Golden Age of Irish design, but is far from being a mere imitation. The concealed lock is a clever innovation, which has helped to preserve the scroll in almost pristine condition. It has a massive presence and authority, and should certainly form the centrepiece of an Irish Arts and Crafts display in any leading museum. (1)More details ›