Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Early silver from Faniel collection on offer at Drouot

21 March 2022

Early silver will go under the hammer this month at Drouot when Jean-Marc Delvaux offers items from the collection of Stéphane Faniel (1909-78).

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Moillon’s still-life special talent

21 March 2022

One of the potential stars of the sale of Old Master paintings and drawings held by Aguttes at Drouot on March 25 is this still-life by Louyse Moillon (1609/10-1696), a 17th century Parisian artist who specialised in this particular genre.

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French fairs schedule returns to some normality – with caveats

21 March 2022

The French fairs calendar has developed a certain rhythmical repetition over the years but this has been changed as Covid restrictions necessitate cancellations and postponements.

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Third slice of Sztejnberg silver offered in Paris

21 March 2022

Fashion retailer’s extensive and wide-ranging French collection sets a €4m total in Paris

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Marie Antoinette portrait and sketch now united

21 March 2022

A sale of Old Masters held by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) included this portrait of the youthful Marie Antoinette.

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Château de Chambord window returns to original home in private sale

21 March 2022

The French auction firm Rouillac has successfully made a private sale to the Château de Chambord for one of its original 16th century windows thought to have been removed during the revolution.

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Chinese seal with a taste of spinach

21 March 2022

A highlight of the Asian arts sale to be held by Beaussant Lefèvre at Drouot in Paris on April 15 will be this Qing dynasty spinach-green nephrite jade imperial seal that belonged to the Qianlong Emperor (1736-95).

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Dupas depicts the joys of wine

21 March 2022

Prints, drawings, paintings and decorative arts from the 20th century will be on offer at Briscadieu in Bordeaux on April 9.

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Château furnishings assembled over generations emerge at auction

21 March 2022

The contents of the Château de Jouac in Haute-Vienne, which was the family home of Clovis Trouille (1889-1975), an artist associated with the French Surrealists, are to be offered by Mirabaud Mercier.

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Melling’s view of Constantinople offered in French sale

21 March 2022

This early 19th century watercolour drawing of Constantinople seen from the heights of Eyoub will be one of the attractions in a sale of furniture and works of art at Ivoire Troyes in the city on March 26.

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Old Masters: Young auctioneers touched by a 16th century angel

14 March 2022

French rediscovery of a German artist’s work leads a look at the Old Masters market

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Ulmann collection: Drawings amassed by doctor duo go under the hammer

14 March 2022

More than 1000 Old Master drawings offered in around 500 lots over two days went under the hammer of Beaussant Lefèvre (27% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Drouot on February 10-11 when the auction firm dispersed the collection of Jacques and Colette Ulmann.

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On the scent of posters at Swann

07 March 2022

Italian liqueur tempts buyer to pay highest price at dedicated sale

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French designs set to shine in an international selection

07 March 2022

Another 425 lots of rare and vintage posters will also be up for sale in New York this month at Poster Auction International on March 20.

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Jun bowl from a family collection at Skinner

07 March 2022

Skinner is holding two sales of Asian works of art in Marlborough, Massachusetts, this month: online from March 14-24 and live on March 23.

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Leisurely Leger at the seaside leads the way in New York

07 March 2022

The highlight of the sale held by Clarke (25% buyer’s premium) on February 6 proved, as expected, to be Fernand Leger’s (1881-1955) gouache Les Loisirs.

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Musical box tunes up in Kansas

07 March 2022

This Regina disc and double comb-operated upright musical box is expected to be one of the highlights when Woody Auction in Kansas offers the collection of David and Marlene Howard from Ohio on March 19.

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Know one’s snuff: Chinese snuff bottles are among the highlights of Asia Week New York

28 February 2022

A collection of Chinese snuff bottles offered in two sessions stands out among an intriguing selection of Asia Week New York auctions and dealer shows.

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Big deals in the Big Apple with Asia Week New York

28 February 2022

Some 26 galleries will be participating in the dealers’ section of Asia Week New York either in person at a variety of city galleries or online.

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Silver gilt jug commissioned for a king to be offered at Fontainebleau auction

21 February 2022

An imposing silver gilt jug and basin by a master goldsmith of the Empire period is one of the highlights of Osenat’s L’Empire à Fontainebleau auction.