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Drawing of The Thames by John Constable

John Constable view of The Thames emerges at Oxford auction

11 October 2017

Oxford saleroom Mallams will offer a John Constable (1776-1837) landscape drawing on October 18. It will be estimated at £12,000-15,000.

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A Birmingham stalwart in Oxford

02 October 2017

Mural painter, stained glass artist and landscapist, Henry Arthur Payne (1868-1940) had many talents.

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Silver candlesticks relight the auction fire

11 September 2017

Although much less fashionable than they were, a set of silver candlesticks can nonetheless prove solid sellers as did these four, above, at Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Oxford on August 23.

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Setting provides period drama

11 September 2017

A 19th century topaz pendant with cushion-shaped diamond accents raced to £9000 at Mallams’ Silver & Jewellery sale in Oxford on August 23.

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Focus on the war artist friend of Eric Ravilious who also went missing in action

27 June 2017

It may seem a blindingly obvious thing to say, but being a war artist can be a dangerous business. Eric Ravilious, now one of the most sought-after Modern British artists, was never seen again after joining a Second World War rescue flight which itself ended up as missing in action.

Saved by a tweet: Antiques on High finds new owner

26 June 2017

An Oxford antiques centre facing closure has been rescued after a white knight was made aware of its plight via ATG and Twitter.

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Simmonds Cotswolds Arts & Crafts horses gallop to £21,000

19 June 2017

A carved wood sculpture by William G Simmonds (1876-1968), one of the great forgotten originals of the Cotswolds Arts & Crafts movement, sold for a record £21,000 (estimate £3000-6000) at Mallams Oxford (20% buyer’s premium) on May 25.

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Flower power blooms at Oxford auction

19 June 2017

A still-life by Dora Carrington (1893-1932) starred in Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) Design & Modern British & Post-War Art sale, selling just shy of the artist’s record.

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Dora Carrington’s saleroom flowering as still-life takes £72,000 at Mallams

05 June 2017

Estimated at £15,000-25,000, a still-life by Dora Carrington (1893-1932) sold for £72,000 at Mallams in Oxford on May 26.

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Oxford antiques centre goes very, very green

22 May 2017

Last October we reported that Oxford’s Antiques on High’s owner, antiquarian book dealer Tony Sloggett, wanted to retire and find a new owner for the antiques centre which has traded in the city for 20 years. The situation remains unchanged, however, and it is business as usual at the centre for now.

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Civil War painting by William Dobson acquired by Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum

17 May 2017

A painting by William Dobson revealing Oxford’s role in the English Civil War has been acquired by the university’s Ashmolean Museum.

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Czech sculptor with right royal connections

15 May 2017

Bronze busts of the Queen and Prince Philip from the Oxfordshire studio of Czech émigré sculptor Franta Belsky (1921-2000) took top honours at Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) in Oxford on April 25.

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Arts & Crafts collection to appear at Oxford auction

28 April 2017

Primary provenanced Arts & Crafts furniture comes up for sale at Mallams in Oxford on May 25.

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Largest PBFA book fair gets set to open in Oxford

18 April 2017

This weekend Oxford hosts the PBFA’s 100-dealer antiquarian and out-of-print book premier fair, one of the largest in the association’s calendar. It is held at the Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.

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Favourite of the cavalry commands top lot in Oxford

05 April 2017

A good mix of traditional and modern pictures drew decent bidding at Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) on March 16.

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Details of the shoe buying habits of literary giants Waugh and Tolkien bought at auction by Oxford’s Bodleian Library

24 March 2017

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has bought the historic customer ledgers of venerable Oxford shoemaker Ducker & Son.

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Czech émigrés' studio sculptures come to auction at Mallams in Oxford

14 March 2017

Works from the studio of sculptors Franta Belsky and Irena Sedlecka are coming to auction at Mallams in Oxford.

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Waugh, Tolkien and a host of famous names in Oxford sales ledgers up at auction

26 January 2017

It was the end of an era in Oxford when Ducker & Son, the bespoke shoemaker and home of the Oxford brogue, sadly closed down last November. The venerable 6 Turl Street store had traded in the centre of the city since 1898.

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Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Henry Van De Velde vase

Form, glaze and rarity lift Van De Velde vase at Oxford auction

08 December 2016

This stoneware vase designed by Henry Van De Velde for Reinhold Hanke was sold at Mallams in Oxford earlier today for £17,000.