Mallams

Mallams has been trading since 1788 and now has salerooms in Oxford, Cheltenham and Abingdon as well as a valuation office in Burford. 

In addition to conducting general sales, house sales and a biannual ‘House and Garden’ sale, they also hold specialist auctions of 20th century art, books and manuscripts, ceramics and glass, clocks and barometers, collectables, Eastern and Oriental art, furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery and watches.


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Double gourd snuff bottle sniffed out

26 July 2021

Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Asian art sale was topped at £27,000 (estimate £3000-5000) by a Qing jade double gourd form snuff bottle.

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Rare Commonwealth goblet makes 19-times estimate at Mallams

05 July 2021

Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale included this Commonwealth silver wine goblet.

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Room full of affordable options at Mallams

21 June 2021

The Home and Garden sale at Mallams in Abingdon on July 5 includes a range of affordable furnishings from a range of properties in the Thames Valley region.

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Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases

14 June 2021

Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show

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Fedden Glyndebourne artwork takes centre stage

14 June 2021

The artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was a great lover of opera.

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Present from Thai king to King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

07 June 2021

A combination cigarette case and lighter given to Elvis Presley by the king of Thailand sold for six times its top estimate.

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Map of Arabia and the Gulf and others break estimate boundaries in Oxford saleroom

07 June 2021

Captain EF Hunter’s 'Map of Arabia and The Persian Gulf' was one of the lots fetching sums considerably in advance of what looked to be quite modest estimates in an Oxford book sale.

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Traditional Asian art series takes place over a longer stretch this year

03 May 2021

Schedules for all sorts of auction series have been shaken up by pandemic restrictions, and the Asian art sales reflect this – but plenty is still on offer at the upcoming series

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Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright

12 April 2021

Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set

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Venus copies old and new

05 April 2021

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, has been a favourite subject in art since ancient times.

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Artists uncertain but appeal clear to bidders

05 April 2021

Portraits boosted takings at Mallams’ (24% buyer’s premium) latest picture sale in Oxford.

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Works boosted by Ford family values

01 March 2021

Collection in Cheltenham auction is latest in a series of valuable consignments with Ford family distinguished provenance

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Rare Ernest Townsend still life blooms at auction

01 March 2021

A painting by Derby artist Ernest Townsend (1880-1944) was among the works that caused something of a surprise at auction early this year.

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Caddies, cups and much more among exceptional silver at Mallams

01 February 2021

The Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) two-day Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Oxford included some exceptional silver lots.

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Previews

07 December 2020

A special focus on stand-out lots in decorative art & design auctions coming up this month.

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Textbook Kangxi blue and white vases emerge at sales in the north and south

30 November 2020

Pictured below are two textbook Kangxi (1662-1722) period blue and white vases.

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Beaton’s male dancer attracts attention in Cheltenham

30 November 2020

Back in May, Bonhams sold 22 pen and ink drawings by Cecil Beaton (1904-80).

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What a relief: Italian surprises emerge at Mallams' auction

19 October 2020

Brought back to England by 19th century travel writer Richard Ford, a carved alabaster relief of the Madonna watching over Christ was the outstanding lot from a Gloucestershire country house offered at Mallams Cheltenham (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Islamic & Indian art: 11 auction previews for October 2020

12 October 2020

A wealth of Indian and Islamic art and artefacts are available to view and buy in late October from both participants at Asian Art in London and auction houses whose sales are timed to coincide with the festival.

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Sale inspired by new age thinking

17 August 2020

A mix of works across different periods and genres drew attention at the first Pictures through the Ages auction at Mallams (27% buyer’s premium) of Oxford.

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