Fine Arts: Keep the Chinnery up at Bonham’s travel-themed sale

A painting of Macau quayside life by Tipperary-born George Chinnery is the star lot at the London auction house’s latest event

The star lot is a painting by the 19th-century Tipperary artist George Chinnery, who enjoyed great success in Dublin until the Acts of Union in 1800

What better way to get a dinner conversation going than to start the meal with a fish entrée, to be eaten with six fish knives and six fish forks used aboard the RRS Discovery on the British Antarctic Expedition in 1901?

The Art Nouveau, silver-plated, Lily pattern knives and forks each have Discovery 1901 engraved on the handle terminal. Due to go under the hammer in Bonham’s Travel and Exploration sale next month, they have ...