Adam's

James Adam and Sons Ltd, trading as Adam's, is Ireland's leading Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers. Founded in 1887, it is situated in the heart of Dublin on St Stephen's Green.

Over the last century the company has developed its expertise in many fields and currently offer specialist sales ranging from Important Irish Art, Fine Period Furniture, Silver & Object's Of Vertu, Contemporary & Modern Art, Militaria & Memorabilia as well as Vintage Wine Sales and are adept at the appraisal and sale of private collections.

Adam's also off er a comprehensive valuation service for the purposes of insurance, probate, family division etc. Adam's is proud of its relationship with its clientele and as a privately held company, can off er flexible and competitive terms. Numerous world records have been achieved in these salerooms, particularly in the sale of Irish art. Today, James Adam & Sons, is one of the fastest growing companies in its field, offering a service of distinction as Ireland's principal auction house.

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Adam's Summer Exhibition: George Campbell and The Belfast Boys
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On 22nd April Dublin's Adam's will be selling the contents of the historical Courtown House.
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The Fighting Race Joseph I.C. Clarke. The Fighting Race and other
The Fighting Race Joseph I.C. Clarke. The Fighting Race and other Poems and Ballads. American News Company, New York 1911, green cloth gilt, first edition. Signed by author. Fine copy. The title poem, 'The Fighting Race', was a popular recitation in Fenian circles, and was one of Michael Collins' personal favourites. A copy was among Tom Clarke's prison papers, written out in Tom's own hand. The author was born near Dublin in 1846. He resigned a position in the British Civil Service 'from patriotic motives', according to O'Donoghue, and went to Paris and later the United States, where he became a leading journalist. His signature is scarce. Adam's
AN OVAL COPPER FUEL BUCKET, with brass lion's mask and ring handles
AN OVAL COPPER FUEL BUCKET, with brass lion's mask and ring handles, raised on cast paw feet. 42 x 36cm; together with a brass circular tray. 32.5cm diameter; and a brass mounted steel fire tongs. (3) Adam's
AFTER NICOLAS COUSTOU (1658-1733) A pair of bronze Marly Horses with
AFTER NICOLAS COUSTOU (1658-1733) A pair of bronze Marly Horses with attendant riders, on oval bases. 43cm high Adam's
A VICTORIAN ELEPHANT'S FOOT UMBRELLA STAND with inset brass tubular
A VICTORIAN ELEPHANT'S FOOT UMBRELLA STAND with inset brass tubular umbrella stand Adam's
PAUL HENRY RHA RUA (1876-1958) The Lily, the Flower of Heaven (1904)
PAUL HENRY RHA RUA (1876-1958) The Lily, the Flower of Heaven (1904) Pencil with gouache highlights, 12 x 10cms (4.75 x 3.75'') Signed Provenance: Given by the artist to Daisy Frazer, a neighbour in Bray, and given by her to the present owner, in thanks for his help over 30 years ago. Literature: Dr S.B. Kennedy, Yale University Press, 2007, Paul Henry: Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations, plate 54, page 109 Sarah Austin, The Story Without an End, 1904, repr. facing page 21 The second of four illustrations commissioned for Sarah Austin, The Story Without an End (London: Duckworth, 1904), a tale of childhood reverie. The title is given as a caption under the illustration. In his reverie the central figure in the story, an orphaned child, converses with the various flowers he finds in a meadow. When he comes to the lily, 'the slender flower waved to and fro, and bowed her pale head with gentle pride and stately modesty, and sent forth a fragrant greeting to him. The Child knew not what had come to him: it reached his inmost heart, so that his eyes filled up with soft tears. Then he marked how the lily gazed with a clear and steadfast eye upon the sun, and how the sun looked down again into her pure chalice...And the Child heard how one scarlet lady-bird at the bottom of the cup said to another, 'Knowest thou not that we dwell in the flower of heaven?'...(pp.21-2). This is almost certainly Henry's first illustration done for a book, rather than a newspaper or journal. The soft, highly tonal handling of the medium well demonstrates his illustrative technique at this date. Adam's

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Adam's
26 St Stephen's Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 676 0261
E: info@adams.ie
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