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Maureen O’Hara's fur coat and jewellery to go to auction this week

The collection is considered the biggest private collection of jewellery in Ireland, both in terms of value and importance.

Lot 885
Lot 885
Image: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

ON TUESDAY AND Wednesday, an auction house in Durrow Co Laois will sell off €500,000-worth of items belonging to the Irish film star Maureen O’Hara.

The private collection includes a fur coat and is thought to be the biggest private collection of jewellery to be sold at auction in Ireland.

Lot 885 (pictured) is a Christian Dior full-length white mink coat is trimmed with Arctic fox fur and lined throughout with silk.

The famously redheaded actress, known for her beauty and playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, is photographed wearing this magnificent coat in the accompanying framed image.

950 Source: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

Lot 845 is a relatively rare 18 carat white gold round brilliant cut diamond ring with baguette diamond shoulders. The centre diamond weighs 8.3 carats and it’s estimated to be worth between €100,000 – €150,000.

845 Lot 845 Source: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

Lot 846 is an 18 carat white gold round brilliant cut diamond solitaire ring. It has a diamond weight of 5.03 carats and is estimated to be worth between €50,000 – €70,000.

Lot 968 is an “exquisite” 18 carat yellow and white gold natural Colombian emerald
and round brilliant cut diamond pendant.

The emerald weight is in excess of 26 carats and the diamond weight exceeds 3.5 carats. The pendant is 42 cm in length and the emerald measures an approximate 2 x 2 cm. It’s estimated worth is between €50,000 – €70,000.

968 Lot 968 Source: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

Lot 969 is a rare 18 carat white and yellow gold natural Colombian emerald and
round brilliant cut diamond bangle. The emerald weight is in excess of 27 carats and is approximately 1.6 x 1.4 cm wide. It’s estimated to be worth between €60,000 to €80,000.

969 Lot 969 Source: Sheppard's Irish Auction House

Also at auction tomorrow is a number of items belonging to the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Among the items at auction are a long oak table estimated to be worth €5,000 – €7,000 and a collection of pottery commissioned for the private residences of Áras an Uachtaráin.

For more information see Sheppard’s Irish Auction House’s website.

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