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BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE VASE SOLD FOR €170,000 - MORE THAN 60 TIMES THE ESTIMATE
Saturday, March 1, 2014

A blue and white Chinese vase sold for €170,000 - more than 60 times the estimate - at Sheppard's auction in Durrow, Co Laois, on Thursday. The 18th-century bottle vase was made in China during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong. Continue reading...

AUCTION REVIEW: THE IRISH TIMES
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

'Booming Asian art sales prompts Chinese delegation visit to Sheppard's auctioneers in Durrow, Co Laois' - The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland's relations with China. Sheppard's auction house has developed a flourishing business there selling Asian art and antiques and is attracting a growing Chinese clientele, in person and online. Continue reading...

SHEPPARD'S IRISH AUCTION HOUSE ORIENTAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES
At the School of Asian Studies, University College Cork
Professor Hi-ying WU, Dean of Yi-chang Academy, China
'On painting: the integration of Chinese and Western painting in style and soul'
Introduction by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gealtacht
Venue: Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2.
By invitation only: Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

FAMINE-ERA JOURNAL SPARKS INTEREST IN IRISH CRICKET HISTORY
It was a special day for local schoolchildren in a Co. Laois village who were yesterday introduced to cricket - 165 years after their ancestors were paid to play the quintessential English game by the local landlord during the Great Famine. Continue reading...

PAGES FROM HISTORY...
Curiosities: Lavish costumes worn by pageboys at Dublin's viceregal court have come to light after 100 years, writes Michael Parsons. Think Downton Abbey is posh? Continue reading...

LAOIS LOCALS WERE PAID TO PLAY CRICKET DURING THE GREAT FAMINE
"Taking the Queen's shilling" has acquired an unexpected new meaning with the revelation that men in the midlands played cricket for a landlord's cash during the Great Famine. Continue reading...

SHEPPARD'S IRISH AUCTION HOUSE AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, DUBLIN


(left - right) Ms. Virginia Teehan, UCC, An Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D. [Irish Prime Minister], Professor Guan Mingang, Artist, Professor Fau Hong, UCC, Mr. Michael Sheppard, Director, Sheppard's Irish Auction House at Government Buildings, Dublin.