Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Modern Vietnamese works reflect historical links to former French Indochina colony19 October 2020
A number of strong results for works by modern Vietnamese painters have been achieved in recent weeks in salerooms across France.
Dinet’s school of thought offered in Vannes19 October 2020
This Orientalist painting, 'Ecole coranique' by Etienne Dinet (1861-1929), will be offered by Jack-Philippe Ruellan in a sale in Vannes on November 7.
Old Master oils: vive la différence19 October 2020
Two Old Master oil on panel paintings by 17th century Dutch artists featuring very different subjects were best-sellers in large mixed-discipline sales held in Paris and Monaco.
Pre-emptions: stepping in at the fall of the gavel19 October 2020
Pre-emption, the right of a French museum or institution to step in at the fall of the gavel to claim a lot at auctions staged in France for purchase at the hammer price, is a common occurence in such sales.
Actress portrayed in pastel19 October 2020
At Ivoire Nantes’ (24% buyer’s premium inc VAT) auction in the French city on September 29, this 2ft 1in x 3ft (64 x 91cm) signed pastel by Louise Abbemé (1858-1927), showing the actress Sarah Bernhardt seated, sold for €8200 (£7455).
Printz charming: Art Deco design12 October 2020
Furniture ensemble sold in French auction had been in the same family since being produced
On your bike for fascinating collection12 October 2020
A collection of bicycles spanning a century from 1892-1982, Tour de France jerseys and other sporting memorabilia will be offered for sale by Ivoire Chartres in the French city on October 17.
Lalique perfume bottle offered at Dallas auction12 October 2020
This green patinated Cyclamen perfume bottle made c.1912 by René Lalique for Coty is part of a private Chicago collection of Lalique scent bottles that feature in Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique and Art Glass sale in Dallas, Texas, on October 22.
Emperor Franz Joseph’s bowler hat emerges at Vienna sale12 October 2020
A bowler hat that once belonged to Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria will go under the hammer at Dorotheum on October 19 in the sale of imperial court memorabilia and historical objects in Vienna.
Take the Underground to the Thames via a poster auction12 October 2020
This pastoral scene titled 'Where is this bower beside the silver Thames?' features on a poster to promote the London Underground by the well-known French Art Deco artist Jean Dupas.
Arader’s perfect score05 October 2020
The October 10 auction at New York’s Arader Galleries includes the collection of the surgeon Dr Seymour Schwartz (2020) – a map collector Graham Arader considered something of a mentor.
A passion for glass05 October 2020
Over the years, Wolf Horst Röhl, who died in 2005, amassed an impressive collection of 17th and 18th century Dutch and German cut glass.
Roentgen marks an anniversary05 October 2020
Cologne auction house Lempertz has been trading for 175 years and on November 13 has a special celebratory treat in store for connoisseurs of 18th century furniture.
Flattery for Klabena05 October 2020
On October 31, Quentin in Berlin is holding its 40th auction. One of the most unusual pieces is this 8in (22cm) high satirical porcelain figure, titled Schmeichelei (Flattery). It was modelled in 1909 by the Slovakian artist Eduard Klabena for KPM in Berlin.
Variations on a theme05 October 2020
On October 21, Freeman’s in Philadelphia will mark Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday by offering a collection of 12 portrait bronzes of the composer by French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929).
Seeing the doctor05 October 2020
This portrait of doctor Heinrich Wolff, the stadtphysikus (city physician) in 16th century Nuremberg, is one of the highlights in the sale at Wendl in Rudolstadt on October 22-24.
Twelve pieces of Post-War and Contemporary art coming up in autumn 202021 September 2020
Twelve pieces of Post-War & Contemporary art from upcoming auctions taking place in the UK and overseas.
A taste of the new French season21 September 2020
Launched in 1956, La Biennale des Antiquaires, now an annual event known as La Biennale Paris, is one of the world’s longest-established and best-known art and antiques fairs.
A birthday gift from Chongli goes under the hammer21 September 2020
The highlight of an Asian art auction held at Drouot by Auction Art on September 25 is this 21½in (55cm) high Qianlong lantern-shaped vase famille rose vase and stand.
New York's Asian art auction series aims to keep the show on the road in wake of Covid and tariffs07 September 2020
Although hampered by Covid-19 and the ongoing issues surrounding imports of Chinese works of art, the September series of Asian art auctions in New York appears – like most sales in the US – to be remarkably unscathed by recent geopolitical events.