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Fairy tales float into Oxford gallery

26 November 2018

A deluxe issue of 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' signed by celebrated illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the attractions at The North Wall Arts Centre’s exhibition 'Once Upon a Time'.

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Former Manchester United chairman Harold Hardman’s Olympic gold medal sells in Oxford

05 November 2018

Harold Hardman’s journey from amateur footballer and solicitor to chairman of Manchester United in the era of the Busby Babes is a fascinating story in itself. But a medal coming up for auction in Oxford adds even more appeal.

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Traditional art is talk of the Towne as watercolour leads 18th-19th century picture auction

05 November 2018

British watercolours and oils from the 18th and 19th centuries grabbed bidders’ attention at a recent Oxford auction, proving there is life in this traditional market given the right artists and good provenance.

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Olympic football gold medal from 1908 won by later Manchester United chairman in Busby Babes era comes up at auction

27 October 2018

Harold Hardman’s journey from amateur footballer and solicitor to chairman of Manchester United in the era of the Busby Babes is a fascinating story in itself. But a medal coming up for auction in Oxford on November 14 adds even more appeal.

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Bissinger gem carving turns heads in Oxford auction

03 September 2018

This agate, enamel and gemset cameo brooch carved with the profile of a classical maiden is signed verso for Georges Bissinger.

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Oxford centre back on a high

16 July 2018

A well-known antiques centre on the point of closure last year after 20 years of trading – and saved in no small part by the social media reach of ATG – will shortly celebrate its first year under new ownership.

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How mash-ups make successful mix

04 June 2018

Mod Brit and contemporary selection showing a swirl of influences ‘creates a buzz’.

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Photogenic gems including Julia Margaret Cameron link

23 April 2018

An old photo of a former owner and a memorial inscription will seldom add commercial value to a Victorian locket. However, the example by the Phillips Brothers of Cockspur Street offered by Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) in Oxford on March 21 carried the inscription 'Julia Hay Norman, Died 3rd October 1873'.

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Smith leaves Oxford by design to join Lyon & Turnbull expansion

26 March 2018

Lyon & Turnbull has appointed Philip Smith, former head of modern & post-war art and design at Mallams, to the newly created role of associate director for modern art and design.

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Traditional sales at the double in Oxfordshire

12 March 2018

Two stand-out collections containing Old Master and traditional British works on paper were offered within 24 hours of each other in Oxfordshire.

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Works on paper loaned to Ashmolean museum sold at Oxford auction – 5 highlights from the sale

05 March 2018

A group of Old Master and traditional British etchings, drawings and watercolours, previously on loan to the Ashmolean museum, drew keen interest at Mallams in Oxford this week.

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Escritoire with a touch of ooh-la-la to excite bidders

26 February 2018

Pretty, petite and French – a seductive combination which won admirers of this kingwood and floral marquetry escritoire at Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) Oxford rooms.

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Superb provenance furnishes further strong Cotswolds results in Oxford

15 January 2018

The studio ceramics offered at the Mallams Oxford (20% buyer’s premium) Design, Modern British and Post-War Art sale were the major talking point (see ATG No 2324), but furniture by major late 19th century and early 20th century makers also made an impact.

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Sculpture makes its Mod Brit mark at Oxford auction

02 January 2018

“Modern British sculpture is making extremely good money at the moment – it is a market moving as quickly, if not slightly quicker, than paintings.” So said Philip Smith, department head of Mallams (20% buyer’s premium).

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Wearing the Vorticist movement on your sleeve costs £29,000

18 December 2017

An extraordinary example of British avant-garde clothing made on the eve of the First World War sold for £29,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Mallams Oxford on December 8.

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Fairs & Markets 2017 review: Centre new owner is on a high

18 December 2017

Dealer Vincent Page, the new owner of Antiques on High in Oxford, which was saved from closure earlier this year thanks to a tweet from ATG news reporter Laura Chesters regarding its sale, has been busy since his purchase in August.

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Extraordinary example of British avant-garde clothing makes eight-times estimate at Oxford auction

08 December 2017

An embroidered and block-printed silk robe designed by Percy Wyndham Lewis in c.1912-14 generated fervent bidding at Oxford auction house Mallams today.

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The right robe for an artistic rebel

27 November 2017

An extraordinary example of British avant-garde clothing made on the eve of the First World War will be offered at auction in Oxford next month.

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Japanese arms come via Holland to Cheltenham

23 October 2017

Mallams will sell a significant Dutch collection of Japanese swords and armour as part of this week’s auction of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Islamic Art in Cheltenham on October 25-26.

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ATG Twitter alert on Oxford antiques centre is a winner

23 October 2017

An antiques centre which was on the point of closure has been saved in no small part by the pulling power of the Antiques Trade Gazette’s social media presence.