Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Carry off a smaller clock by maker of Big Ben fame

04 September 2023

Dent and Co is one of the bestknown names in English horology with a long history of precision clock and watch making.

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William and Mary portraits drive delftware demand

28 August 2023

Dated and inscribed and royal portrait subjects are the most desirable classes of early delftware

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May the good ship Woolford have a safe journey

28 August 2023

An English covered goblet made in 1820 to commemorate the first voyage of the ship Woodford is on offer at Bishop & Miller in Glandford, Norfolk

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Parcours prepares for action once again

28 August 2023

The Parcours de la Céramique et des Arts du Feu is an annual gallery-based event in Paris focusing on a broad range of ceramics and glass, both antique and modern, from Europe and Asia

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Salisbury sale includes pieces from the Jonathan Horne collection

28 August 2023

The glass and ceramics sales held by Woolley & Wallis usually include several designated single-owner collections and properties and the September 19 auction is no exception

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Young dealers given chance to shine at the Parcours des Mondes

28 August 2023

Latest edition of the tribal art event in Paris now includes a special showcase for six new faces

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Sale underlines stateside popularity of Wedgwood

28 August 2023

Wedgwood has long been such a popular collecting strand in the US that it is no surprise to see quantities reappear on the market at auction, either as mixed-owner consignments or single-owner collections

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Raise your Jacobite drinking glass to toast the Old and Young Pretenders

28 August 2023

A group of just over 20 lots of Jacobite drinking glasses from the 18th century featured in a sale of Scottish Works of Art and Whisky held in Edinburgh.

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Wine bottle pays tribute to a Wedgwood

28 August 2023

An 18th century wine bottle honouring Thomas Wedgwood, a key figure in the history of the Wedgwood factory, comes for sale in Derbyshire this autumn.

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Dutch lot bowls over bidders

28 August 2023

This 12in (30.5cm) diameter Dutch delft bowl was a high-flyer at Rob Michiels (30% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Bruges.

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Classic goblet takes £4000

28 August 2023

Included in Mellors & Kirk’s (24% buyer’s premium) July 18-20 sale in Nottingham was this classic baluster goblet dated to the 18th century.

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Claret jug on an Odyssey

28 August 2023

This elegant Victorian clear glass claret jug of neoclassical design featured in the July 27 sale at Kinghams (25/18/15% buyer’s premium).

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Sofa surprise at £10,800

21 August 2023

A pair of mahogany framed sofas, one shown here, caught the eye when they featured in Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s (19.5% buyer’s premium) auction on August 3.

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Dip into the Grand Tour with a sarcophagus inkstand

21 August 2023

This 19th century carved Siena marble inkstand is fashioned in the form of an ancient Roman sarcophagus.

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Playing card games with a new Surrealist face

14 August 2023

From late 1940 to early 1941 André Breton and a group of other Surrealists including Wifredo Lam, Max Ernst, Oscar Dominguez, Victor Brauner, André Masson and Frédéric Delanglade re-located to Marseille where they anxiously awaited visas to escape occupied France.

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Alain Delon: actor and art and antiques collector

14 August 2023

Famous Frenchman has amassed an impressive wide-ranging array of acquisitions over six decades

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Braziliant Brecheret: a Modernist pioneer at auction

07 August 2023

Italian-born sculptor was a founding figure in the first wave of Modernism via São Paolo

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Paris sale features plenty of post-war material by currently popular blue-chip names

07 August 2023

A recent Design sale at Sotheby’s (26/20/13.9/plus 1% overhead buyer’s premium) in Paris had stacks of post-war material by renowned names such as the Lalannes and Charlotte Perriand but the Art Deco period also featured.

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Hats off to a Hagenaur distinctive decorative figure

07 August 2023

A small selection of the distinctive decorative figures produced by the Austrian firm of Hagenaur featured in the sale of Decorative Arts held by Im Kinsky (28% buyer’s premium) on June 21.

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Turn up the Deco volume with a classic radio

17 July 2023

Art Deco had a profound influence on all categories – not just art, sculpture or luxury furnishings but also on the design of more utilitarian items.