Latest News Articles by Anne Crane


Asian ship gun to ward off pirates fires the auction imagination

24 July 2017

This bronze Lantaka ship’s swivel gun/signal cannon is one of the antique firearms to be offered by Cordier Auction in a July 30 auction of more than 350 lots of militaria and firearms.


All the world's a stage in Ohio sale of fairs memorabilia

24 July 2017

A sale entirely devoted to memorabilia from the world trade fairs and exhibitions is to be held by Grays Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 31.

CSK: Fond farewell to an early favourite

24 July 2017

I grew up with Christie’s South Kensington. In late 1975, when I joined the fledgling four-year-old Antiques Trade Gazette, CSK was in its first year of existence.


CSK: the milestone moments

24 July 2017

Landmarks along the Christie’s South Kensington memory lane...


No kidding: goat bank coins it in at US auction

24 July 2017

Multi-consignments from single-owner collections and a smorgasbord of different collecting categories provided bidders with a huge choice of vintage toys in specialist auctioneer Bertoia’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale on June 2-3.


French sales figures: Christie’s in Paris pole position as first-half 2017 results appear

15 July 2017

A number of the French auction rooms have released their sales figures for the first half of the year, with Christie’s Paris operation taking the top slot.


Asian art in Paris: Jades joy in summer sales

10 July 2017

Like many of the world’s major art markets these days, Paris concentrates activity in the Asian art field into series at specific times of the year in an attempt to attract those all-important buyers from Mainland China.


Asian art in Paris: Military scene on silk generates bidding battle

10 July 2017

At the Drouot auction centre in June around 3000 items of Asian art went under the hammer in a series of 20 auctions that were either dedicated sales or featured substantial Asian sections.


Picture reveals history of French auctions hub

03 July 2017

It is high season for sales in Paris and the Drouot auction centre, home to 75 firms, is busy with its usual roster across all disciplines.


Beatles memorabilia keeps it reel at auction

03 July 2017

A well-provenanced collection of Beatles and other rock memorabilia will be a highlight in one of Butterscotch Auctioneers’ tri-annual estate auctions at its Bedford, New York, saleroom on July 16.

'The Three Graces'

Paul Storr silver and 'Three Graces' marble among 44 treasures to be offered at Sotheby’s July auction

30 June 2017

A select offering of 44 lots of silver, sculpture, objets d’art and furniture that have been chosen for their quality and provenance go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Bond Street on the evening of July 5 as part of its 'Treasures' sale series.

Palais Brogniart, venue of Fine Arts Paris

Exhibitor list released for newly-launched ‘Fine Arts Paris’ fair

29 June 2017

‘Fine Arts Paris’, the new fair in Paris being held in November at the Palais Brongniart , has announced its exhibitor list for its inaugural staging.


Panthers go on the prowl in Paris

26 June 2017

The panther is a big cat much favoured by sculptors – not only the animaliers but also those who searched for a stylishly sleek motif during the early 20th century, where it can be seen depicted on screens and vases as well as in the round.


Auction previews from the US, France and Spain

26 June 2017

ATG's selection of upcoming sale highlights.


Stellar Sèvres vases at Bonhams

19 June 2017

A pair of 12in (30cm) high Sèvres hard paste vases painted with elaborate chinoiserie sea battles by Jean-Jacques Dieu, proved the highlight of Bonhams’ June 14 sale of European ceramics.


Pick of the Week: Sir Peter Lely’s young girl in high demand

19 June 2017

An enticingly estimated drawing by the 17th century English court portraitist Sir Peter Lely offered for sale in a French provincial auction drew a flurry of attention from English trade and private bidders last week. It was propelled to over 20-times its estimate.

Marshal Nicholas Charles Oudinot

Ceremonial uniform designed for Napoleon’s marshals leads auction of Oudinot family collection

19 June 2017

An elaborate ceremonial costume worn by one of Napoleon’s marshals led a dispersal of a family collection preserved by his descendants in a French château in Sarthe in Western France.


Tribal art at Paris auction from Dadaist artist collection

19 June 2017

The tribal art auction to be held at Drouot by Binoche et Giquello on June 22 features a mix of African and Oceanic artefacts and will include two lots that formerly belonged to the artist Tristran Tzara.


Polikoff ceramics collection comes up at Boston auction

19 June 2017

On July 13 Boston saleroom Skinner will be offering the Victor & Muriel Polikoff Collection comprising nearly 300 lots of 18th and early 19th century ceramics.


Serene and strong Chinese general leads in Lisbon

19 June 2017

This Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guandi is the catalogue cover lot for the next auction at Veritas in Lisbon, on June 27-28.