Rory Breslin Seven Heads of the Seven Signatories
Price Realised €32,500
Rory Breslin Seven Heads of the Seven Signatories
Price Realised €32,500
HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS 1913-22
Price Realised - €4,000
HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS 1913-22
Price Realised - €4,000
Padraig Pearse (1879 - 1916) Surrender Letter
Price Realised - €875,000
Padraig Pearse (1879 - 1916) Surrender Letter
Price Realised - €875,000
Poblacht na hEireann – The Proclamation of Independence of the Irish RepublicPrinted in Dublin, 23rd April 1916.
Price realised – €450,000
Poblacht na hEireann – The Proclamation of Independence of the Irish RepublicPrinted in Dublin, 23rd April 1916.
Price realised – €450,000
LADY ARDILAUN AND THE GREAT WAR
Price Realised €7,800
Rory Breslin Seven Heads of the Seven Signatories
Price Realised €32,500
HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS 1913-22
Price Realised - €4,000
Padraig Pearse (1879 - 1916) Surrender Letter
Price Realised - €875,000
Poblacht na hEireann – The Proclamation of Independence of the Irish RepublicPrinted in Dublin, 23rd April 1916.
Price realised – €450,000

Irish Historical Documents & Artefacts

Our Historical Documents and Artefacts specialist Stuart Cole offers expert advice and appraisals on items of Irish historical significance.
Adam’s has been holding specialist auctions since 2006, covering a broad range of political, literary and military history, as well as facilitating a number of Private Sales.


Please contact us for more information or to avail of our complimentary and confidential advice.

Irish Historical Documents & Artefacts

Irish Historical Documents & Artefacts

Our Historical Documents and Artefacts specialist Stuart Cole offers expert advice and appraisals on items of Irish historical significance.
Adam’s has been holding specialist auctions since 2006, covering a broad range of political, literary and military history, as well as facilitating a number of Private Sales.


Please contact us for more information or to avail of our complimentary and confidential advice.

Contacts for this department

 Stuart Cole
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Stuart Cole

MSCSI MRICS

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Niamh Corcoran
Fine Art Department

Niamh Corcoran

BA

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Adams private sales provides a tailored service where you can meet one-on-one with a Claire, a graduate gemmologist to discuss your requirements. Our skilled specialists are delighted to offer advise if you are considering buying and selling at auction or you can simply view particular pieces without being tied to the auction calendar.

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STONE INFORMATION

How to Value Diamonds based on the Four C’s
Carat

A carat is the international metric unit of weight for a diamond. Large diamonds are much rarer than small ones, so the value of a diamond rises in proportion to its carat weight.

Colour

Diamonds are graded on a colour scale from D to Z, D being colourless and Z having a light colour tint. All D to Z diamonds are considered white, although they contain varying degrees of colour. With white diamonds the absence of colour is most sought after and so too the value increases with lack of body colour. Diamonds do come in a variety of colours such as pinks, blues and yellows, known as fancy colours. Although fancy colour diamonds are graded on a separate colour scale.

Clarity

The “birthmarks” or small imperfections on the surface (called blemishes) and inside the diamond (called inclusions) are known as clarity characteristics. Clarity refers to the degree to which clarity characteristics are present.  The clarity scale has 6 categories (FL, IF, VVS’s, VS’s, SI’s and I’s) divided into 11 grades and diamonds with less inclusions have a higher value.

Cut

The ability of a transparent diamond to play with white light is largely down to the cut of a stone. The faceted faces of a diamond act like a hall of mirrors bouncing light inside a diamond and returning it as brilliance (white light), fire (flashes of colour) and scintillation (pleasing pattern of light and dark areas). A well-cut diamond is very lively and bright. Round brilliant diamonds are more expensive than fancy-cut diamonds, as more rough is cut to produce the diamond.

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ADAM'S IRISH ARTIST DIRECTORY

Welcome to Adam's Irish Artist Directory where you will find biographical information on artists whose work has been sold by Adams, or which features in an upcoming auction. This directory is constantly evolving and it is our intention to cover all artists of significance in Irish Art. Each artist is listed alphabetically by surname, with details of both current and previous lots for sale at Adam's Auctioneers.

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Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
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D02 X665, Ireland