Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Furniture, silver and ceramics headline ‘The Collector’ sale at Christie’s28 May 2020
Christie’s series of sales titled ‘The Collector’, which take place in Paris, London and New York, are events which focus on traditional fields such as furniture, silver and ceramics. The latest London sale in this category is currently taking place as an online event running until June 1.
Novelty items shine at Sotheby’s prohibition-themed sale26 May 2020
An American silver-plated cocktail shaker fashioned as a lighthouse from c.1927-29 was among the lots commanding interest at Sotheby’s sale of prohibition-era items.
International Auction Previews of Books, Maps and Works on Paper – including a group of Franz Kafka documents26 May 2020
A selection of upcoming lots of books, maps and prints from auctions taking place around the world.
Sotheby’s sale of prohibition era items opens online18 May 2020
An online sale devoted to vintage bar ware and drinking accessories inspired by the Prohibition era is currently being staged by Sotheby’s New York.
Versailles auction to feature portrait of royal architect18 May 2020
This late-18th century French school portrait of Michel Louis Melan, architect to Louis XVI, will be offered for sale in Osenat’s auction titled La Royauté à Versailles to be held in the town on May 24.
The 18th century silver-mounted tomahawk that became a British war trophy18 May 2020
This rare and well-provenanced silver mounted and quillworked presentation pipe tomahawk is billed as a highlight of Morphy Auctions’ three-day May 27-29 sale in Denver, Pennsylvania.
John Ruskin's sketch of French cathedral emerges at Skinner18 May 2020
Both American and European works are on offer in Skinner’s wide-ranging sale of paintings and sculpture to be held live online in its Marlborough rooms on May 31.
Craftsman who supplied Fabergé features in New York auction alongside Picasso pottery18 May 2020
Several works by the celebrated master enamel craftsman Feodor Ruckert featured in the latest Russian works of art sale held by Doyle (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) in New York.
Senufo peoples statuette features in Paris tribal art sale18 May 2020
This unpublished carved wooden statuette from the Senufo peoples of south-east Mali, west Africa, is to be offered in a 154-lot sale of Tribal Art to be held on May 26 by Ader in its Paris, rue Favart rooms in collaboration with the Euvrard Fabre auction house.
Louis XIV vases stand out in summer sales at Christie’s Paris18 May 2020
Christie’s Paris rooms has announced a programme of 18 summer sales that it will be holding over May, June and July. These are a mixture of timed auctions and live online (huis clos) auctions.
English Arts & Crafts enamel plaques come to the fore in Cincinnati18 May 2020
Treadway’s (25/20/15% buyer’s premium) Spring sale in Cincinnati was led by examples of Tiffany glassware and a Gallé ceramic.
Chung Ling Soo stage prop surfaces across the Atlantic18 May 2020
The American magician William Ellsworth Robinson not only adopted the stage name of Chung Ling Soo but stayed in character as a Chinese magician on and off stage.
Four 18th century drinking glasses coming up for auction this month11 May 2020
A selection of four 18th century drinking glasses appearing at auctions in May 2020.
Meissen Whiplash dinner service catches the eye at Freeman’s04 May 2020
Freeman’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) of Philadelphia opened its latest Design sale with a Meissen Whiplash dinner service designed in 1903-4 by Henry Van de Velde, the Belgian Art Nouveau architect and designer.
Collection of English drinking glasses emerge in Virginia04 May 2020
Jeffrey S Evans’ spring sale of 18th and 19th century glassware and lighting takes place in Mount Crawford, Virginia. It includes a collection of more than 100 18th and 19th century English drinking glasses, to be offered unreserved on May 20.
'Durham Ox' plate among super Staffordshire pottery selection in Michigan04 May 2020
Schmidt’s Antiques’ next ceramics auction in Ypsilanti, Michigan, will be on June 6 and features a wide range of English and Continental pottery and porcelain from Britain, Continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Pair of platform souls provides surprise top price at Sotheby's04 May 2020
Ceramics, both English and Continental from the 18th century through to modern pieces, were one of several elements featured in the most recent Style auction held by Sotheby’s (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) in New York.
Staffordshire and Wedgwood pieces offered in Belgium04 May 2020
Staffordshire blue and white ware, figures and Leeds creamware will be among a selection of English ceramics featured in Maison Jules’ large mixed-discipline auction of art, antiques and vintage items to be held online over three days from May 16-18 in Gent, Belgium.
Rare book fair in Paris postponed until September27 April 2020
The ‘Salon International du Livre Rare’ (International Rare Book Fair) which was due to be held this month at the Grand Palais in Paris, has been postponed until September 4-6.
Ocean liner and trolley buses offered in New Jersey from tin toy collection27 April 2020
Bertoia Auctions’ large spring sale of antique toys, trains and banks in Vineland, New Jersey, takes place on May 7-8.