Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Chardin set for a sweet €12m-15m at Artcurial31 January 2022
Artcurial will offer a painting by the French artist Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), 'Le panier de fraises des bois' (The Basket of Wild Strawberries), at its auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings in Paris on March 23.
Léger takes the leisurely approach31 January 2022
This gouache by Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Les Loisirs, will be one of the highlights of the next sale at Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, on February 6.
How majolica mania takes over31 January 2022
Couple of friends amassed extensive collections that led to a book and a major exhibition
French auction sales firmly show recovery from Covid24 January 2022
Auction totals for 2021 underline the strong recovery since the start of the pandemic
Dufy’s double value from British sporting events24 January 2022
Two British sporting scenes by French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) were among the best-sellers in auctions held within a day of each other on either side of the Atlantic.
Image of Mickey Mouse challenging pirate to a duel offered at Heritage Auctions24 January 2022
A rare black and white Disney production image of Mickey Mouse will feature as one of the highlights in the Animation Art auction at Heritage in Dallas from February 4-7.
Go on Amber15 January 2022
There will be no shortage of international travel destinations featured in Potter & Potter’s next vintage posters auction in Chicago.
Manet keeps it simple10 January 2022
Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) small-scale works have always enjoyed a keen following alongside his larger more finished paintings.
German toys star but US money bank tops sale10 January 2022
An early Märklin Central Station dating from c.1901-10 and made for the English market was one of the top-sellers in the large autumn toys sale held by Bertoia (20% buyer’s premium).
London candlesticks on offer in Pennsylvania10 January 2022
Pook & Pook will hold a wide-ranging Americana and International auction on January 13-14 in Downington, Pennsylvania.
Ribera’s portrayal of repentance10 January 2022
A 17th century Old Master painting of the repentant St Peter by the Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) was the highlight of a sale held by Gros & Delettrez (30% buyer’s premium) in Paris when it sold for €1.1m (£940,070).
One Hand’s battle shield from Little Big Horn on offer03 January 2022
The sale of Native American art and artefacts at Thomaston Place in Maine on January 14 will include a collection of historical items that mostly date from the 14-year period between the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.
Boudin races up to record price03 January 2022
View of French resort comes from collection assembled over decades by a dealer and his wife.
Dunand goes wild for an Art Deco panel03 January 2022
An unpublished lacquer panel by Jean Dunand (1877-1942), the Art Deco artist/designer who was one of the masters of the medium, was one of the highlights in a 45-lot white-glove auction held by Ferri (28.8% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Drouot in Paris.
Classic Castellani jewellery creates Boston bidding demand20 December 2021
This classic example of the archaeological revivalist techniques that were so fashionable in jewellery making in the second half of the 19th century was one of the top-selling lots at Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).
Sizeable sideboard by Ruhlmann on offer in Connecticut20 December 2021
More than 700 lots of jewellery, silver, fine art, rugs, furnishings, and decorative and ethnographic art are to be offered by Nadeau’s on New Year’s Day.
Artist portrayed by artist: two prominent Russian avant-garde figures20 December 2021
A painting that involved two prominent figures in the field of Russian avant-garde art in the early 20th century proved to be a high point in Paris.
Fine example of René Magritte's Surrealism comes from Swiss collector who moved to the US20 December 2021
A select 13-lot auction of works from the collection of Amalia de Schulthess at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in New York on December 7 was led at $8.4m (£6.36m) by a classic René Magritte (1896-1967) Surrealist painting.
Hans Coper pot comes in at a hefty $260,00020 December 2021
When Phillips held an auction in London on November 10 in association with Maak Contemporary Ceramics of selections from the collection of Dr John P Driscoll, it produced a number of record-breaking prices for Hans Coper (1920-81) and ended with a new auction high for the studio potter of £520,000 (ATG No 2518).
Egyptian trio takes the top auction honours at Hindman20 December 2021
Ancient Egyptian works in stone and metal were the three best-sellers in the latest auction of antiquities and ethnographic artefacts at Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).