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Collection of Tipu Sultan treasure including gold-encrusted sword offered at Antony Cribb sale

28 January 2019

Historical weapons from the personal armoury of Tipu Sultan will be offered for sale in Oxfordshire in the spring.

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‘Battle-scarred’ gun owned by Tipu Sultan fires up Oxfordshire sale

28 January 2019

Following the fall of Seringapatam in India on May 4, 1799, portions of the spoils were variously allocated to senior officers of the British force.

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Art dealer steps back after 45-year career promoting Mod Brits and holds a final show

28 January 2019

British art specialist Patricia Jordan Evans rounds off more than four decades in the trade with her next show called 'The Last Hurrah! 45 Years at Bohun Gallery'.

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From cartridge loader to corkscrew

07 January 2019

One of the more unusual corkscrews to come onto what is a fiercely competitive collectors’ market recently was a brass, steel and wooden contraption of the type one may have seen clamped to the bar of fin-de-siècle brasseries.

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Payne chimes in taste

19 November 2018

By contrast to electrical rarities offered in Wiltshire also covered in this week's hammer highlights, the type of mid-19th century library clock shown below is probably the most popular item in the current horology market.

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How Holt fair holds the attention

12 November 2018

Decoratives dealer Marcus Potts is the enthusiastic organiser of the well-regarded biannual Antiques at the Holt Fair which runs at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston.

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Pick of the Week: Sampler soars to £14,000 result

29 October 2018

Among the most desirable of all needlework samplers are those associated with pupils of the orphanages, asylums and charity schools of the Georgian and Victorian eras.

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Pleasant Georgian surprises in regional auctions

22 October 2018

Modestly estimated staples of the once-booming Georgian furniture market can still bring pleasant surprises.

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Squirrell away at his highest price

17 September 2018

Described by one of his biographers as ‘The Last of the Norwich School’, Leonard Squirrell (1893-1979) was an East Anglian man through and through.

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Memories of infamous Lord Lucan spurred by London auction of Lady Lucan collection

21 August 2018

The nickname ‘Lucky’ Lucan seems a strange one seeing as it refers to the infamous 7th Earl of Lucan who disappeared in 1974, shortly after the attempted murder of his, by then, estranged wife and the murder of the nanny of their children, Sandra Rivett.

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Manton duelling pistols on target in Abingdon auction

06 August 2018

Signed in gold to the 10in (25cm) damascus barrels Manton London, the best-known name among London gunsmiths, a cased pair of 25-bore flintlock duelling pistols led the specialist arms and armour sale held by Antony Cribb (22% buyer’s premium) at Abingdon on July 24.

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Golfing memorabilia dealers get into the swing of things

06 August 2018

The set of flicker books published c.1930 titled 'Drive and Mashie', 'Brassie and Iron' and 'Out the Rough and Putt', were once used as teaching aids for golfers.

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Walk this way for single owner collections of canes at auction

01 August 2018

Walking stick collectors have been in luck, with not one but two single owner collections up for grabs at auction this summer.

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Cellarettes will stay together

16 July 2018

Entered from the same consignor, two c.1810 mahogany cellarettes were offered singly, rather than as a near pair by Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) at Abingdon. However, after two centuries, they will remain together after selling to the same private buyer on the phone.

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Swedish design at Penman's Oxfordshire fair

16 July 2018

Penman Antiques Fairs’ third annual event at Burford School includes among its offerings a classic ceramic lion figure by Swedish designer Lisa Larson.

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CADA fair at Blenheim palace moves earlier for 2019

11 July 2018

The dates of the Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair has been moved from its usual April slot to take place in February next year.

Oxfordshire fair is now cancelled

18 June 2018

A two-day fair set for June 23-24 has had to be cancelled.

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Gypsy caravans, shepherds’ huts, steam train – and salvage

21 May 2018

Fawley Hall fair running instead of Salvo has plenty of varied attractions.

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Piper and his pleasing decay

14 May 2018

A 1940 painting of Valle Crucis Abbey is one of the key pictures in Bohun Gallery’s exhibition 'John Piper: A Very English Artist'.

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Tribute paid to Sir William McAlpine at revamped Fawley Hill fair

30 April 2018

Lady McAlpine says she is now more determined than ever to make the Décor- Architectural architectural salvage event a success after the death of her husband, Sir William, on March 4.