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Brass bound to sell

24 June 2019

The fitted interior of this William & Mary casket, below, was later but its fine brass-bound marquetry exterior with hidden lock mechanism made it the most eye-catching lot at Mallams’ (22.5% buyer’s premium) auction in Cheltenham on June 6.

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Why EM Ginn’s Expert sounded perfect at £8500

17 June 2019

The sale of a remarkable gramophone collection two years ago at the Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium), in which an EMG gramophone took £6500, prompted the consignment of another large collection to the June 4 sale at the Cheltenham rooms.

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Longcase clock by Thomas Mudge gives a nudge in new direction

10 June 2019

A mahogany longcase clock by Thomas Mudge (1715-94) is priced at £45,000 from Cheltenham dealer Tobias Birch.

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Japanese collection from the Axminster carpets family comes to auction in Cheltenham

09 April 2019

A collection of 29 Japanese objects including boxes – known as inrō – will be offered at auction at Mallams in Cheltenham next month.

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Parisian scene by Aussie artist is top in Cheltenham

27 November 2017

This painting of a flower market in Paris (below) by the Australian artist Ethel Carrick-Fox (1872-1952) took top honours at The Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium) in Cheltenham on November 14.

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Pick of the Week: Tobacco leaf lots light up the saleroom

06 November 2017

A collection of tobacco leaf pattern Chinese export porcelain surpassed all expectations to sell for a combined £116,000 at Mallams Cheltenham (20% buyer’s premium).

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Virginia and Vanessa joint production is dust the thing

23 October 2017

A copy of the 1925, Hogarth Press first of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway attracted a great deal of competition in a Cotswold Auction Company (20% buyer’s premium) sale of October 3 and finally sold at £18,000.

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Major Japanese arms and armour collection offered in Cheltenham auction

21 October 2017

A substantial collection of Japanese arms and armour formed by a Dutch collector will be offered at auction in Cheltenham next week.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

11 September 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Christmas cards signed by The Queen sell at Moore Allen and Innocent

12 August 2017

A collection of Christmas cards documenting the Royal Family over the decades took a total of £1530 at auction last week.

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Hand of Daum is good news at Cheltenham auction

12 June 2017

Conscious that Art Nouveau Daum glassware has been bringing renewed interest of late, auctioneer Catrin Hampton was quickly in touch with potential buyers – particularly Americans – when a table lamp was brought into the Cheltenham rooms of Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium).

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5 Questions: Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books

05 June 2017

Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books talks about opening a shop, travelling as a dealer and the importance of fairs.

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Gramophones and early records could be sound investments

25 May 2017

A long time ago, way before music downloads came onto the scene, the latest technology involved phonographs, graphophones and gramophones. Not to mention the phonautograph, of course.

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Indian miniature painting of emperor to hold court at Mallams' auction

20 April 2017

A late 18th century Rajput miniature with an excellent provenance is to be offered at auction next week at Mallams in Cheltenham.

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Sir Gordon Russell is the cheaper Cotswold School choice

10 April 2017

With the major names of the pioneers beyond the purses of most admirers of Cotswolds School furniture, works by Sir Gordon Russell are steady sellers and 16 pieces offered at Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) all found buyers on March 16.

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Cotswold School Arts & Crafts furniture up for auction in Cheltenham

03 December 2016

Arts & Crafts furniture from the collection of a former boss of brewing giant Mitchell & Butler will be offered at The Cotswold Auction Company this month.

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George II tripod table comes to auction

22 November 2016

Did John Channon or Frederick Hintz make this table? This is the question that potential buyers of a George II pewter and brass inlaid tripod table will be asking themselves.

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Freya Mitton holds Modern British art exhibition in pop-exhibition restaurant of former Masterchef contestant

09 November 2016

Twentieth-century British art dealer Freya Mitton is staging an exhibition within the pop-up restaurant run by Andrew Kojima of Masterchef fame.

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Bronze deity doorstopper becomes a showstopper after making £85,000 at auction

31 October 2016

A bronze figure of the fierce four-armed deity Mahakala that was being used as a doorstop in a Gloucestershire cottage sold for £85,000 at Mallams’ Chinese art sale in Cheltenham.

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Yongzheng perfection brings £750,000

06 May 2016

Made under the watchful eye of the third Qing emperor, a Chinese porcelain vase valued at just £12 in the 1950s sold for £750,000 at the latest sale held by Mallams in Cheltenham.