Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Toasting a toby jug auction record as Admiral Rodney jug brings buoyant demand11 January 2021
Bonhams has set a new record for a toby jug with this c.1785 Admiral Lord Rodney jug.
Ceramics and glassware: taking the market for toby jugs at face value11 January 2021
A London auction offering ceramics fans a treat thanks to single-owner collections and a mixed array leads a look at the market as a whole
Amphora pottery brings a touch of Bohemian Art Nouveau to Denver11 January 2021
Amphora was the name given to the distinctive Continental pottery produced between the last decade of the 19th and the first of the 20th century in the central European Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia by the RSt&K (Riessner Stellmaker and Kessel) factory.
Strong selling rate as market responds to abundant Wedgwood offerings11 January 2021
A vast quantity of Wedgwood was on offer in a pair of decorative arts auctions held in Massachusetts at the end of last year.
Giacometti tables go on a trip to Paris auction04 January 2021
Two Diego Giacometti (1902-85) bronze tables from an ‘important collection’ in Sydney appeared in a Paris auction after being consigned via an Australian saleroom.
New York estate provides ancient pottery to Skinner21 December 2020
More than 70 lots of classical ancient pottery were included in the latest Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of European Furniture and Decorative Arts in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
How to wake up in Hawaii21 December 2020
Swann Galleries (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) held a Travel Posters sale where one of the best-sellers was a 1939 poster for Pan Am airlines.
Swiss artist stars as a pair of his works occupy the two top spots in a Zurich auction21 December 2020
Works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) were the highlights of the Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) sale of Swiss Art, held in Zurich as part of its December auction series.
Chicago sale involves a journey to Germany, UK and India21 December 2020
Posters promoting travel to a variety of destinations round the world were among the best sellers in a recent Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Chicago.
Designs evoke Art Deco style21 December 2020
Poster auction in New York includes fine examples of British Art Deco rail travel designs
Collection of rare children's literature comes to Dallas auction house15 December 2020
A 530-lot sale under the title 'Once Upon a Time: Rare Children's Literature from Justin G. Schiller' is planned by Heritage Auctions tomorrow.
Saints double up in one work14 December 2020
Two-sided picture now heading to Dijon museum after being given definite attribution
An 18th century saintly sign in Nîmes auction14 December 2020
This painted wooden sign dated to the 18th century was one of the highlights of a sale held by the Hôtel des Ventes de Nîmes (22.2% buyer’s premium) in the southern French city.
New Bastiani auction high as international bidding emerges for oil on panel14 December 2020
Five bidders – two Americans, one French and one Cypriot – competed to secure a small 15th centry devotional oil on panel of the Virgin and Child by the Italian artist Lazzaro Bastiani.
Lalique’s dragonfly brooch makes €230,000 in Paris14 December 2020
The highlight of a sale of jewellery and silver at Peschetau Badin (27% buyer’s premium) on December 1- 2 in Paris was this gold ‘four dragonflies’ brooch by René Lalique.
French artist goes once more unto the beach14 December 2020
In the second half of the 19th century, the Normandy coast became a popular destination for Parisians keen to make an excursion from the capital and to enjoy the new leisure activity of sea bathing.
European bench in Rhode Island12 December 2020
This elaborately carved European bench in Gothic revival style dated to the 19th century will feature in the sale to be held by Bruneau on December 10.
Collectors’ transatlantic tastes07 December 2020
Large slice of Big Apple auction is made up of European items from two consignments.
Fairyland vase ghostly in Maryland07 December 2020
Weschlers’ Capital Collections auction takes place in Rockville, Maryland, on December 11.
Qi Baishi catches shrimps07 December 2020
Bonhams’ December 14 Chinese and Japanese works of Art sale in Los Angeles will include works from the Collection of Rosalind Ching Pastor.