Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Tsar's gift to Philadelphia doctor to be sold at Freeman’s14 February 2022
This cloisonné and plique à jour enamel silver presentation tankard will be one of the highlights of the Gilded Age auction at Freeman’s in Philadelphia on February 24.
North America: Old school lessons in English ceramics14 February 2022
Traditional collecting fields still have an attraction when estimates are realistic, as proved by 18th century porcelain and pottery auctioned in the US
Abraham Lincoln bronze scaled down but makes a big price14 February 2022
Very much the highest price in the sale of American Works of Art held by Skinner (25/20/12 % buyer’s premium) in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on January 28 was this bronze figure of Abraham Lincoln.
Elisabeth Frink’s Midas touch reaches Pennsylvania14 February 2022
This bronze Midas Head by the British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-33) featured in a large two-day Americana and International sale held by Pook & Pook (24/13% buyer’s premium) in Downingtown, Pennsylvania on January 13-14.
Jardinieres take root in Maine auction14 February 2022
The varied mixed-discipline Winter Enchantment sale to be held in Maine by Thomaston Place auctions over three days from February 25-27 will include a sizeable glass and ceramics section.
Matisse goes it alone07 February 2022
As part of its So Unique series of single-lot auctions, Millon will be selling this painting by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in Paris.
The faces of Napoleon’s family07 February 2022
Small bust in bronze and wax model were produced by the goldsmith to the emperor
Galleries team up for a Brussels fair taster07 February 2022
With Brussels’ major art and antiques fair BRAFA postponed from its usual January slot until June, a group of exhibitors have got together to present a foretaste of the type of pieces on offer later in the year at Brussels Expo in galleries around the city under the title Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA.
Fang mask helps if you want to keep a secret07 February 2022
A striking and well-provenanced example of an African mask from the Fang peoples of Gabon is to appear at an auction in the south of France on March 26.
Photos anniversary sale celebration at Swann07 February 2022
Seventy years ago in 1952 Swann Galleries in New York held the first auction dedicated to photographs in the US.
New saleroom Art Research Paris starts with jewellery31 January 2022
ARP (Art Research Paris), a new auction house opening in the French capital on the Faubourg Saint Honoré, is holding an inaugural sale of over 200 lots of jewellery on February 10.
Chardin set for a sweet €12m-15m at Artcurial31 January 2022
Artcurial will offer a painting by the French artist Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), 'Le panier de fraises des bois' (The Basket of Wild Strawberries), at its auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings in Paris on March 23.
Léger takes the leisurely approach31 January 2022
This gouache by Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Les Loisirs, will be one of the highlights of the next sale at Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, on February 6.
How majolica mania takes over31 January 2022
Couple of friends amassed extensive collections that led to a book and a major exhibition
French auction sales firmly show recovery from Covid24 January 2022
Auction totals for 2021 underline the strong recovery since the start of the pandemic
Dufy’s double value from British sporting events24 January 2022
Two British sporting scenes by French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) were among the best-sellers in auctions held within a day of each other on either side of the Atlantic.
Image of Mickey Mouse challenging pirate to a duel offered at Heritage Auctions24 January 2022
A rare black and white Disney production image of Mickey Mouse will feature as one of the highlights in the Animation Art auction at Heritage in Dallas from February 4-7.
Go on Amber15 January 2022
There will be no shortage of international travel destinations featured in Potter & Potter’s next vintage posters auction in Chicago.
Manet keeps it simple10 January 2022
Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) small-scale works have always enjoyed a keen following alongside his larger more finished paintings.
German toys star but US money bank tops sale10 January 2022
An early Märklin Central Station dating from c.1901-10 and made for the English market was one of the top-sellers in the large autumn toys sale held by Bertoia (20% buyer’s premium).