Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mortimer – a friend of Oscar’s.

Some time back I blogged about a small collection of artworks I have accumulated relating to Oscar Wilde – – and which hang in the library here. Today the collection was joined by a Mortimer Menpes etching of Cairo acquired … Continue reading

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Third lustreous time around

I’ve been fascinated by recent television programmes around antiques on which dealers say of an item ‘they used to get hundreds of pounds, but now you can expect to get about thirty.’ I think of copper bed warming pans and … Continue reading

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