Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Michelin guide went supersize08 August 2022
The first Michelin guide was published in 1900 by the eponymous tyre company.
Delft and metal stand out in antiques dealer duo's collection08 August 2022
Both categories are particularly notable as Mark and Marjorie Allen lots sell in Pennsylvania
Two become one in a Paris merger08 August 2022
The exhibitors’ list has been announced for the French fair that has evolved from the merger of two Paris events.
Civilotti revivalist necklace in original case chimes with bidders25 July 2022
An example of 19th century archaeological revivalist jewellery was one of the best-sellers in the July 8-10 auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries (20% buyer’s premium).
Buyer tempted by Angelo de Rossi terracotta25 July 2022
This early 18th century detailed terracotta by the Italian sculptor Angelo de Rossi (1671-1715), which was also pictured and discussed in ATG No 2547, came up for auction at Corbeil-Essonnes near Paris on June 18.
Murillo’s youthful good shepherd tops estimate in Paris sale25 July 2022
The Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) Old Masters auction on June 28 at Drouot was led by a Murillo oil on canvas depicting the Christ child as The Good Shepherd.
Solimena sets new high at Tajan25 July 2022
The highlight of Tajan’s (25/20/12%buyer’s premium) Old Masters auction held on June 22 was an impressive large-scale modello created by the Italian artist Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) in preparation for his painting for the ceiling of San Domenico Maggiore, in Naples.
Liverpool jug winds its way to auction25 July 2022
Bonhams Skinner’s August 13 Americana auction in Massachusetts will feature a wide selection of American, English and Chinese Export works of art and paintings.
Christie's Givenchy makeover: Buyers look for sophisticated blend of old and modern at marathon sale18 July 2022
After a world-wide pre-sale tour that took in three continents, a five-day public viewing in Paris and over two weeks of live and online sales, on June 23 the curtain finally came down on Christie’s Paris (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) summer auction series of the collection of Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018).
BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue11 July 2022
BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business
The spy who loved merchandising11 July 2022
Single-owner group offers 007 toys and gadgets mainly from the Sean Connery era
Gujarat casket holds lots of appeal for buyer11 July 2022
The third sale from the eclectic collection of Jim Dixon was held online by Bonhams Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).
Ancient attractions turn heads at Hindman11 July 2022
An ancient Egyptian cartonnage Mummy mask was the top-selling lot in an auction of Antiquities held by Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Chicago.
Seal of approval for Asian spring27 June 2022
Asian art ‘circus’ moves to French capital for dealer shows and auctions in early June
LA sale adds touch of Hollywood20 June 2022
A collection from three actors will be offered in Los Angeles this month.
Buyers flock to Paris drawings show20 June 2022
Museums and collectors were not deterred by the Paris event’s date being pushed back.
BRAFA’s brave new venue13 June 2022
A selection of highlights from the upcoming BRAFA event held in the Belgian capital at its new venue of Brussels Expo.
Previews: International13 June 2022
A selection of upcoming lots this summer season from international auctions.
Qing vase with six appeal30 May 2022
Christie’s is holding an Asian art sale in Paris on July 6 and will be exhibiting works from the auction at the Pagoda during the Printemps Asiatique.
Hubert de Givenchy collections to be sold in Paris auction series30 May 2022
Collections drawn from two of Hubert de Givenchy’s residences are to be sold by Christie’s this month in a series of live and online auctions.