In the treasure trove of Dr Alton
A collection that spans three centuries and half the world, Bryan Alton’s hoard of antiquities includes both 17th-century Dutch masters and works by 20th-century Irish artists
The autumn sales kick off at Adam’s this week with the Alton Collection, more than 300 lots of fine art and antiques amassed over a lifetime by Dr Bryan Alton, politician, polymath and personal physician to Eamon de Valera.
Silver, porcelain and furniture show a taste for the traditional: a set of four 18th-century Irish silver table candlesticks by Dublin silversmiths Michael Cormick and William Townsend (€12,000 – €14,000), an 18th-century Meissen Commedia dell’arte...
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