Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Chad Valley toy car motors into New Jersey sale03 August 2020
Among the European toys included in the August 13 Basics sale to be held by Bertoia auctions of Vineland, New Jersey will be this boxed saloon car made by the British firm Chad Valley.
Rock and Roll poster set to make a big noise in Dallas saleroom03 August 2020
Only around five examples of this rare ‘Big Beat’ concert poster are thought to exist. It advertises a 1958 tour by Rock and Roll promoter Alan Freed, whose photo appears at the top above the 16 different 1950s top musical acts (all also pictured).
Flask with a ducal dedication offered at Denver auction03 August 2020
This 12¾in (32cm) tall European carved bone powder flask dated to the 17th century will feature in the first day of Morphy Auctions’ August 18-19 sale of edged weapons, armour and militaria in Denver, Pennsylvania.
Single-owner Eisenberg collection comes to Indianapolis auction03 August 2020
On September 12 Ripley Auctions in Indianapolis is selling a single-owner collection of costume jewellery and accessories from the American design firm Eisenberg that has been formed by the antiques dealer and collector Sharon Schwartz.
Britains’ boxed waggon reaches Pittsburgh03 August 2020
This Britains’ boxed pre-war general active service limbered waggon, set number 1331, in very good condition with a good box, is one of the lots to feature in a US auction.
Plaque perfect for a chocolate fan03 August 2020
This framed porcelain plaque marked 'KPM' and measuring 15½ x 10in (39 x 25cm) is painted with La Chocolatière after the painting by the Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard.
Early summer sales in Paris awash with modern design highlights23 July 2020
Among the high-season sales traditionally staged in Paris in the early summer is a selection of auctions devoted to modern design.
Los Angeles sale to offer bronze tribute to the vanquished13 July 2020
This late 19th century French bronze figural group, 'Gloria Victis', after the model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916), will be offered in Andrew Jones Auctions’ Design for the Home and Garden sale in Los Angeles on July 26.
Meissen figure groups make key contribution to auction of Müller-Frei collection13 July 2020
The sale of the Müller-Frei collection of paintings and decorative arts held by Koller (25% buyer’s premium) in Zurich last month included two early 18th century Meissen figure groups that outstripped their estimates.
Rijksmuseum delivers the winning punch for Ansbach bowl13 July 2020
The Rijksmuseum was in action at the Drouot to carry off a 9½in (24cm) wide porcelain punchbowl from the Ansbach factory.
De Staël on offer as single lot at Paris Enchères13 July 2020
Paris Enchères Collin du Bocage will be holding a single-lot sale on July 22 in Paris of a painting by Nicolas de Staël (1914-55).
Roubtzoff depiction of Tunisian street life appears at Millon13 July 2020
Paris Millon will offer this painting of a Tunisian street scene by Alexandre Roubtzoff (1884-1949) at its Antiquities and Orientalist sale on July 21.
Art consultant's collection offered in New York includes Vinchon's fantastic falls at Tivoli06 July 2020
On July 23 Stair of Hudson, New York, will be offering paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the collection of art consultant and adviser Matthew Rutenberg (1956-2019).
International silver highlights: Buyers raise a toast to Renaissance goblet06 July 2020
A selection of early Continental silver from the 16th and 17th centuries was a notable feature of the Lempertz (25% buyer’s premium) decorative arts auction in Cologne.
Collection with a ruff appeal in Massachusetts06 July 2020
Massachusetts auction house Skinner will be offering over 200 pieces from the collection of George H Way in its sale of European Furniture and Decorative Arts to be held from July 20-28.
First steps of Millet appear at Fontainebleau auction06 July 2020
This pastel by the Barbizon school artist Jean-François Millet (1814-75) is one of the highlights in the Esprit du XIXème Siècle auction at Osenat in Fontainebleau on July 19.
German artist’s enigmatic portrait of railway worker makes major auction record at Lempertz04 July 2020
Albert Birkle (1900-1986) was a German artist who studied in Berlin later moving to Salzburg in Austria. He was part of the ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ or New Objectivity movement of the 1920s.
Early French books of hours on top as Paris reopens29 June 2020
The Paris auction centre Drouot opened its doors again last month in France following the lockdown.
Qing opulence crowns Drouot’s €1.95m return22 June 2020
As the Paris auction scene got back to business, an extraordinary Qianlong mark and period porcelain vase sold at the Drouot centre last week for €1.95m (£1.77m).
Get your claws into a dragon bowl22 June 2020
Hindman will holding Asian art sales in Chicago over two days on June 25-26.