Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Toasting a toby jug auction record as Admiral Rodney jug brings buoyant demand

11 January 2021

Bonhams has set a new record for a toby jug with this c.1785 Admiral Lord Rodney jug.

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Ceramics and glassware: taking the market for toby jugs at face value

11 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

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Amphora pottery brings a touch of Bohemian Art Nouveau to Denver

11 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.

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Strong selling rate as market responds to abundant Wedgwood offerings

11 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.

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Giacometti tables go on a trip to Paris auction

04 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.

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New York estate provides ancient pottery to Skinner

21 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.

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How to wake up in Hawaii

21 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.

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Swiss artist stars as a pair of his works occupy the two top spots in a Zurich auction

21 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.

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Chicago sale involves a journey to Germany, UK and India

21 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.

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Designs evoke Art Deco style

21 December 2020

Poster auction in New York includes fine examples of British Art Deco rail travel designs

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Collection of rare children's literature comes to Dallas auction house

15 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.

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Saints double up in one work

14 December 2020

Two-sided picture now heading to Dijon museum after being given definite attribution

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An 18th century saintly sign in Nîmes auction

14 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.

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New Bastiani auction high as international bidding emerges for oil on panel

14 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.

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Lalique’s dragonfly brooch makes €230,000 in Paris

14 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.

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French artist goes once more unto the beach

14 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.

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European bench in Rhode Island

12 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.

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Collectors’ transatlantic tastes

07 December 2020

Large slice of Big Apple auction is made up of European items from two consignments.

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Fairyland vase ghostly in Maryland

07 December 2020

Weschlers’ Capital Collections auction takes place in Rockville, Maryland, on December 11.

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Qi Baishi catches shrimps

07 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.