Sold on gold at Sheppard’s

Sold on gold at Sheppard’s View Gallery
All-Ireland hurling medal, 1923

This week at Sheppard’s, if it glisters, chances are that it’s gold, from an 18-carat Tiffany gentleman’s wristwatch (€3,000-€5,000) to the holy grail of our national sport, the All-Ireland hurling winner’s medal won by Ned Gilmartin of Galway in 192

On a more mundane level, while modern dentistry has almost rendered the toothpick obsolete, a 24-carat-gold toothpick holder makes a delightful pendant (€900-€1,200).

To add discreet touches of ‘gold’ to an interior, nothing beats the 18th-century favourite, ormolu, a gold- coloured alloy of copper, zinc and sometimes tin, cast into shapes and often gilded. The sale has a number of good 19th-century pieces, notably an ormolu mounted kingwood and cross-banded bureau plate (€2,200-€2,800), a...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription


For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription


For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription


For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post