Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Books with a twist – Charles Dickens first editions emerge in Wolverhampton29 April 2016
Interesting oddities that were ironed out in subsequent editions bump up demand when it comes to book collecting. A good example of this is coming up at Wolverhampton auction house Cuttlestones on May 6.
Musée Delacroix buys portrait of George Sand at Fontainebleau auction21 April 2016
A portrait by Eugène Delacroix redolent with associations to Nineteenth century French Romanticism has been secured by the Paris museum dedicated to his work.
Records broken as Sotheby's Hong Kong spring series comes to a close07 April 2016
The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring series of sales closed today chalking up a total of HK$502.8m/USD$64.5m/GB£242.3m.
Fine Tudor oak panel fetches king’s ransom10 March 2016
Very much the pièce de résistance of Bonhams’ first oak interior sale held in their New Bond Street rooms was the final lot of the day, a 23 x 17in (58.5 x 44.5cm) Tudor oak panel carved in high relief with a portrait of a king holding an orb and sceptre, thought to represent King John.
Unique variant of Paul Iribe’s Nautile armchair takes €180,000 in Paris26 February 2016
Paul Iribe’s ‘Nautile’ armchair is one of the most striking proto-Art Deco designs, with its sleek swept-back lines and low armrests formed as a tight nautilus shell spiral.
Wilkinson repackages Bonhams’ sales in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh19 February 2016
Bonhams are to launch a new range of monthly Home & Interiors auctions in both their Knightsbridge and Edinburgh rooms.
De Lamerie tureen takes $90,00012 February 2016
This 18½in (47cm) George II silver soup tureen by the goldsmith Paul de Lamerie featured in Doyle’s latest sale of furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings in New York.
BRAFA 2016 – bigger and better05 February 2016
BRAFA, the Brussels art fair, opened its doors last month for its 61st edition, boosted in space and exhibitors by a new extension.
Diggelmann doubles auction high for a ski poster03 February 2016
A new auction high for a ski poster was established at Christie’s South Kensington’s annual Ski sale, held on January 21, when this 1934 colour lithograph advertising the attractions of the Swiss resort of Gstaad sold for £62,000 (plus premium).
James I watch makes £850,000 at Sotheby’s31 December 2015
The market for traditional antiques ended 2015 on a high with a series of spectacular individual prices posted in London and New York in mid-December.
Like Day and Night – figures restored and sell at Bonhams07 December 2015
A 21in (53cm) pair of late 19th century Meissen figures emblematic of Day and Night after the models by Heinrich Schwabe were sold by Bonhams in support of West Dean College’s full-time ceramics conservation programme.
John Winter sale at Sotheby’s recalls former director’s passion for Italy04 December 2015
Sotheby’s will rekindle their connections with former director John Winter this month thanks to a 186-lot single-owner sale in New Bond Street.
Modern masters head to Tajan’s sale in Paris03 December 2015
This 11 x 7in (29 x 20cm) Tête de Femme by Alexej Von Jawlensky is one of over 170 works by a roster of some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art that will feature in a two-part single-owner sale to be held by Tajan in Paris next week.
Spanish royalty on offer in Madrid01 December 2015
A pair of royal portraits by the Spanish artist Miguel Jacinto Meléndez (1679-1734) go on sale at auction in Madrid this month.
Paris Tableau to join new Biennale20 November 2015
Paris Tableau, the specialist Old Masters fair, announced midway through its run this month that from next year it would become part of the new annual Biennale des Antiquaires.
An £800,000 toast for Gujarati tray16 October 2015
The highlight of Bonhams’ latest sale of Islamic and Indian art in London was this rare Gujarati mother-of-pearl artwork of early date and exceptional size.
New highs for Lucie Rie and Peder Moos as Phillips’ design sale gives boost to London hub15 October 2015
London’s growing importance as a hub for Modern design – boosted with the imminent return of sales at Sotheby’s – was underlined this month with records at Phillips in Mayfair.
Rare Boccaccio manuscript at Florence Biennale18 September 2015
Florence’s longstanding Antiques Fair, the ‘Biennale Internationale dell’ Antiquariato di Firenze’, opens next week in the city’s 17th century Palazzo Corsini, running from September 26 to October 4.
Parcours reaches ‘optimum’ size, says director15 September 2015
The ‘Parcours des Mondes’, Paris’ annual tribal art trail, began last week in the Saint Germain quarter of the city.
Bow tiny toy cup makes serious money in Yorkshire04 September 2015
Size and value often have an inverse relationship in the antiques world where small can be beautiful.