Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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A nice little urner from Chardin

13 December 2021

Genre scene sets a new high for French artist inspired by Dutch and Flemish paintings.

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From 14 Inca emperors to one conquistador

13 December 2021

This series of Peruvian paintings of the 14 Inca emperors plus the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro featured in a sale held in Barcelona .

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Mucha moved from ads to Slavic folk art and myth

13 December 2021

This oil on canvas of a white-robed young couple by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was sold for $800,000 (£601,505) in Chicago on December 2.

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Mountain route comes to auction by descent

13 December 2021

A large and impressive painting of a lush Indonesian tropical landscape by Raden Saleh (1811-80) was sold in Paris on December 2 for €1.7m (£1.45m).

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Big Cats Art Deco style

13 December 2021

This lacquer panel by the French Art Deco master of the medium, Jean Dunand (1877-1942), will feature in a sale held by Ferri at Drouot on December 17.

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Dufy goes sailing at Cowes

13 December 2021

Besch is holding a sale series in Cannes that will offer a mix of fine wines, jewellery and watches, Impressionist and Modern art and decorative arts.

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Bidders spellbound in the US

06 December 2021

Single-owner collections offer magical selections days apart in two salerooms

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Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.

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How to buy Mona Lisa for €210,000

22 November 2021

Leonardo Da Vinci’s work has long held a fascination, as a near-contemporaneous copy confirms

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Sleek Printz designs from Casablanca villa up for auction

22 November 2021

A group of sleek Deco furnishings designed in the 1930s by Eugène Printz (1879-1948) for a villa in Casablanca went under the hammer at Briscadieu (23% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Bordeaux.

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Silver: give it a swirl in Paris

22 November 2021

A collection of silver assembled over half a century by a Brussels general practitioner with a passion for 18th century French silver is to be offered for sale by Dupont & Associés, Morlaix Enchères, at Drouot in Paris on December 6.

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Domenico Gnoli painting stars in single-lot sale at Millon

22 November 2021

On December 2, as part of its So Unique series launched in April, Millon holding a single-lot sale in Paris of a painting by the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli (1933-70) which has been in a private collection for over 45 years.

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Wedgwood fairyland tale in New York

22 November 2021

Rounding off the Wedgwood section of Skinner’s December 3 auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts is a small selection of Fairyland lustre ware.

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Spode collection offered in Australia

22 November 2021

On December 2 Australian auction firm Shapiro will be offering the collection of Spode blue and white earthenwares assembled over the past 25 years by Russell Brooks. The majority were purchased in first 15 years mainly in England but also in Australia.

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Ceramics: Twinight Collection shines bright at Bonhams auction

15 November 2021

British porcelain element of renowned US collection amassed in European salerooms comes to auction in London

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Title winners: named services attract extra interest for European ceramics at auction

15 November 2021

Dessert plate taken to St Helena exile by Napoleon demonstrates provenance value

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Hermit plaque emerges in Kansas

15 November 2021

This KPM porcelain plaque will feature in Woody Auction’s next sale in Kansas on December 4.

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Magritte’s conversation skills lead a modern way of thinking

08 November 2021

Three works by the Belgian Surrealist feature in the Paris Art Week series of auctions

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Man of many talents Cocteau shines in Paris sale

08 November 2021

One of the first sales held by Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in its new Paris rooms was devoted to works by Jean Cocteau (1889- 1963).

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Shipshape designs and innovative lighting at Italian design sale in Paris

08 November 2021

Two major names in Mid-century Italian design, Gio Ponti and Angelo Lelli, had top honours in a recent Italian design sale.