International (print edition)


Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Peter Finer

08 January 2018

Peter Finer and his two sons Roland and Redmond specialise in antique arms and armour from the Bronze Age to the 19th century and they have been crossing the Atlantic to exhibit at the Winter Antiques Show for over 30 years. Here, they explain why.


Discs prove golden for Ernst Wilhelm Nay prices

02 January 2018

The market for works by Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-68) was pushed into a new dimension at recent German auctions.


Uecker is nailed on as greatest hit of the influential Zero group

02 January 2018

Paintings by major exponents of Expressionism almost invariably occupy many of the top slots in the modern and contemporary art sales staged in late autumn across Germany and Austria.


Beyond Zero: modern and contemporary highlights

02 January 2018

The potential star of the show at the sale of Selected Works held by Grisebach (25% buyer’s premium) in Berlin on November 30 lived up to its expectations.


Try a taste of further Big Apple fairs in January

01 January 2018

In addition to the 'Winter Antiques Show', another long-standing event on the January fairs scene in the Big Apple is the 'New York Ceramics & Glass Fair', which celebrates its 19th staging this year.


Crib scenes set to bring seasonal cheer at Paris auction

18 December 2017

Realistically modelled crib figures are a particular speciality of southern European countries – the Santons of Provence being one well-known example. Another is the famous presepe figures from Naples.


Paris auction reveals another side to the talented Emile Zola

18 December 2017

The photographic archive of Emile Zola (1840-1902) was offered by Artcurial (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) on December 4 with over 90% of the 75 lots changing hands.


Single-owner Cartier-Bresson collection in the New York picture

18 December 2017

The famous photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson are no strangers to salerooms but it is not every day that you find 120 lots being offered from a single-owner collection.


Lalique in the limelight

18 December 2017

René Lalique’s jewellery showing his characteristic but highly distinctive interpretation of Art Nouveau finds plenty of keen fans.


Saucy stonework shows sex sells

18 December 2017

Haute Epoque, the French term given to early, largely pre-Renaissance, works of art, especially sculpture, featured in several Parisian sales in the winter high season.


Early German tinplate cars appear at Pennsylvania auction

11 December 2017

A two-day sale to be staged by Morphy auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania on December 16-17 offers almost 1000 lots of antique and vintage toys, juvenilia and ephemera.


Carved Song dynasty figure offered at Hotel Drouot auction

11 December 2017

This carved wooden figure of Guanyin dating to the Song dynasty (900-1279 AD) will be the headline entry of the Asian art sale to be held by Leclère at Drouot on December 16.


Boxer Rebellion link backs soapstone sale

11 December 2017

Two Qing soapstone seals sold to a Chinese bidder for Dkr1.1m (£130,640), around 100 times their estimate, at Bruun Rasmussen (24 % buyer’s premium) in Copenhagen on November 29.


Richly decorated Chinese screen emerges at Paris auction

11 December 2017

December is traditionally a month when Paris focuses attention on sales of Asian art, with auctions in the rooms across the city and at the Drouot centre.


Previews for auctions in Lyon, Paris and Nice

04 December 2017

A mammoth skeleton, carved zitan brushpot and gold watch made in London are among the varied lots on offer in upcoming French sales.


Museums home in on Claudel works

04 December 2017

Plaudits were deserved in Paris on November 27 for Camille Claudel (1864-1943) when Artcurial’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) dedicated sale of 20 of the sculptor’s works were offered direct from her family.


Clouet record sealed by French royal approval

04 December 2017

A red and black chalk portrait of a Renaissance French prince soared to a multi-estimate price of €810,000 (£736,365) when it went under the hammer in Monaco last month.


Trio of Madrid auction previews

04 December 2017

Paintings and an unusual form of 17th century entertainment are potential highlights at three Madrid suctions.


On the hunt for Delacroix copies of Rubens works

27 November 2017

A mix of surprising and more predictable results emerged in the first round of Old Master auctions in Germany and Austria this autumn.


Swan on song and harem scene sizzles

27 November 2017

Among the many hundreds of services manufactured in Meissen, the Schwanenservice (Swan Service) is one of the most exclusive – a fact not lost on today’s collectors of 18th century German porcelain.