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William Rothenstein portrait

On offer in Oxford – William Rothenstein’s portraits of the Arts & Crafts home

02 December 2016

An archive of family drawings by Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) forms part of Mallams’ December 8 sale in Oxford.

Adrian Greenwood

Life sentence for Wind in the Willows book dealer murderer

25 October 2016

Michael Danaher, 50, who tortured and murdered Oxford book dealer Adrian Greenwood during a robbery targeting a £50,000 first edition of ‘The Wind In The Willows’, was yesterday given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 34 years.

Adrian Greenwood

Book dealer’s murder linked to attempt to steal £50,000 first edition Wind in the Willows

04 October 2016

The murder of book dealer Adrian Greenwood was part of an attempt to steal a £50,000 first edition of the Wind in the Willows, a court has heard.

Middle-earth map annotated by Tolkien and Baynes

Tolkien's Middle-earth map bought by the Bodleian

09 May 2016

Oxford’s Bodleian Library has acquired a map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien (1892-1973).

Adrian Greenwood

Police appeal to antiques trade as second man is arrested in Adrian Greenwood murder case

11 April 2016

Police have asked for information from any members of the art and antiques trade who may have had recent dealings with the late Adrian Greenwood who was found dead at his home in Oxford last week.

Gluck Sussex landscape at Mallams auction

Gluck’s Sussex landscape brings demand at Mallams

18 March 2016

Among the lots drawing competition at the latest picture sale held by Mallams of Oxford was a hilltop view of the Sussex landscape by Hannah Gluckstein (1895-1978).

Archibald Knox necklace

Liberty and Liberalism combine for Archibald Knox record

16 December 2015

This gold and peacock blue enamel necklace designed by Archibald Knox sold for £31,000 at Mallams in Oxford.

Kent saleroom snap up top toy experts

24 July 2015

Following the closure of Bonhams toy department, two senior specialists have signed up with an ambitious Kent auction house.

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Ashmolean launches campaign to secure Turner’s view of Oxford

05 June 2015

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has launched a public campaign to raise the funds needed to secure JMW Turner's The High Street, Oxford.

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A £23,000 Benson light show in Oxford

29 May 2015

The work of designer and architect William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) entered a new price arena when this silvered brass ceiling light sold for £23,000 at Mallams Oxford.

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Fox Talbot archive goes to Bodleian Library after appeal brings success

27 October 2014

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has bought the personal archive of William Henry Fox Talbot, the British ‘founder of photography’, after a successful appeal.

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No end to desire for Russell Flints

28 May 2014

An instantly recognisable William Russell Flint (1880-1969) watercolour drew a strenuous competition at Mallams in Oxford last week.

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Golden Age walnut and the Rainhill Trials under the microscope in Oxford sale

02 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.

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Oxford conference returns in September

10 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.

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Weapons of choice in the Pacific Islands

10 January 2014

In the islands of the Pacific, where hardwood trees were abundant and iron virtually non-existent until the 19th century, the fighting club was elevated to an art form – made in a wider variety of forms and with more lavish decoration than any other weapon.

Chinese art collection for Ashmolean

23 December 2013

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has been given an important private collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art.

Bonhams’ Chester sales go to Oxford

09 September 2013

Bonhams are to move their specialist oak and vernacular furniture and sporting memorabilia sales to Oxford from Chester as part of a further review of their regional operations.

Bodleian acquire Hopkins poem

07 May 2013

The original autograph draft manuscript for Gerard Manley Hopkins’ 1879 poem ‘Binsey Poplars’ has been acquired by the Bodleian Libraries.

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Wellby bequest is ‘best for a century’

04 February 2013

The collection of close to 500 silver and gold objects donated to the Ashmolean museum in Oxford by the late dealer-collector Michael Wellby has been described as the most important bequest of its type for over a century.

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Prayer rug appears at Oxford sale

11 January 2013

This Shirvan Marasali prayer rug is part of a private collection of Caucasian rugs consigned to Mallams’ sale in Oxford on January 23.