Latest News Articles by Mark Bridge
Keeping your powder dry – a matter of life and death08 August 2014
In the days when muzzle-loaders were the only choice for shooters, the one essential accessory was a flask for the powder. Many a battle or huntsman’s quarry has been lost through poorly kept powder.
Arts Scholars Company gains Letters Patent for full Livery status14 July 2014
The Company of Arts Scholars has been officially recognised as the 110th Livery Company of the City of London with the presentation of the Letters Patent by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House.
Golden Age walnut and the Rainhill Trials under the microscope in Oxford sale02 April 2014
Eighty lots from a local estate ensured a flying start to Mallams’ recent sale in Oxford and provided an insight into the taste and interests of a collector buying 60 years ago.
Oxford conference returns in September10 March 2014
Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.
Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge10 March 2014
In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.
Arts Scholars achieve full Livery Company status17 February 2014
On February 11 the Court of Aldermen formally admitted the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars as the 110th Livery Company of the City of London.
Somers dons the Master’s robes28 May 2013
Nicholas Somers has been installed as Master of the Company of Arts Scholars for 2013/14.
Guns with a right royal heritage11 October 2012
Fine and unusual English guns made for Indian princes formed the most lucrative sub-section of Holt’s latest London sale.