Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

Corday letter

Letter by Marat murderer Corday bought by Normandy institutions

14 June 2023

A letter of justification by the woman who assassinated the French Revolutionary journalist and politician Jean-Paul Marat has been bought by a group of Normandy institutions at auction.

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Emile Gallé beaker gallops into French auction

12 June 2023

This conical beaker by master French glass maker Emile Gallé will feature in a mixed-discipline auction to be held by Copages at Drouot on June 26.

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Floral still life by Vallayer-Coster on offer at Christie's

12 June 2023

The paintings of Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818), an artist often compared to Chardin whose painting was a major source of inspiration to her, were recognised and well regarded during her lifetime in the 18th century art world.

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Van Dongen's depiction of Dolly comes to auction

12 June 2023

'Portrait de Dolly' by Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) comes to auction this month.

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Pioneering dealer Leloup’s collection up for sale at Sotheby's

12 June 2023

Sotheby’s is to offer the private collection of Hélène Leloup (b.1927), one of the major pioneering dealers in African and Oceanic Art.

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Albert Marquet's view of warships in Venice emerges at Drouot sale

12 June 2023

Mirabaud-Mercier’s sale at Drouot on June 16 will feature this Venetian view by Albert Marquet (1875- 1947).

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Cubist still-life by Gleizes comes fresh to the market

12 June 2023

A Cubist still-life by Albert Gleizes (1881-1953) which has remained in the same family since it was purchased from the artist in 1948 is for sale at Ivoire Toulouse/Primardeco.

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Painting of the flower that caused Tulipmania at auction

12 June 2023

This 17th century floral still-life features in the sale of Old Master paintings and drawings to be held by Tajan on June 21.

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Astronomical clock ticks tech boxes as innovative timekeeper offered at Drouot

12 June 2023

De Baecque & Associés will be selling this monumental astronomical clock standing 9ft 11in (3m) high on June 30.

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Guanyin repels evil spirits

05 June 2023

Tessier Sarrou & Associés is one of the dozen or so auction houses taking part in Printemps Asiatique Paris with a sale at Drouot on June 12.

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Necklace pendant pointed out a wedding

05 June 2023

London dealer Susan Ollemans Oriental Art specialises in Asian jewellery.

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Face to face with a Noh theatre mask

05 June 2023

Galerie Mingei, based on the rue Visconti in the Saint Germain des Prés area, specialises in antique and contemporary Japanese decorative arts.

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Kangxi period famille verte covered vases star in selection of ceramics on show

05 June 2023

The Galerie JM Béalu et Fils will be showing a selection of Chinese ceramics in its left bank rue de Bac gallery.

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Rare jades with notable provenances come to auction

05 June 2023

Sotheby’s Asian Art sale in Paris on June 15 will include some rare jades with notable provenances.

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Republic period vase from an Antwerp private collection

05 June 2023

Tajan's Asian Art auction on June 12 will include this Tianquiping vase, a republic period piece bearing an apochryphal Qianlong mark to the base.

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Australian cricketer bowls in and tribal art drums up support

05 June 2023

The Abacus sale on June 28-30 in Melbourne will feature an eclectic mix of material.

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Corday justifies assassination of Marat

05 June 2023

Charlotte Corday was the woman who assassinated the French Revolutionary journalist and politician Jean-Paul Marat.

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Silverware takes to the Los Angeles saleroom stage

05 June 2023

Pictured here are examples of Georgian silverware coming up in two different auctions that are being staged in Los Angeles in June.

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Paris springboard for Asian art sales

05 June 2023

Auction houses, galleries, museums and institutions prepare for sixth edition of Parisian events

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Incense burner is the talk of the Toun

05 June 2023

This massive Japanese silver incense burner weighing over 641 troy oz proved to be one of the major attractions in the silver and vertu sale held by Heritage (25/20/15% buyer’s premium) on May 16.