Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Los Angeles sale to offer bronze tribute to the vanquished13 July 2020
This late 19th century French bronze figural group, 'Gloria Victis', after the model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916), will be offered in Andrew Jones Auctions’ Design for the Home and Garden sale in Los Angeles on July 26.
Meissen figure groups make key contribution to auction of Müller-Frei collection13 July 2020
The sale of the Müller-Frei collection of paintings and decorative arts held by Koller (25% buyer’s premium) in Zurich last month included two early 18th century Meissen figure groups that outstripped their estimates.
Rijksmuseum delivers the winning punch for Ansbach bowl13 July 2020
The Rijksmuseum was in action at the Drouot to carry off a 9½in (24cm) wide porcelain punchbowl from the Ansbach factory.
De Staël on offer as single lot at Paris Enchères13 July 2020
Paris Enchères Collin du Bocage will be holding a single-lot sale on July 22 in Paris of a painting by Nicolas de Staël (1914-55).
Roubtzoff depiction of Tunisian street life appears at Millon13 July 2020
Paris Millon will offer this painting of a Tunisian street scene by Alexandre Roubtzoff (1884-1949) at its Antiquities and Orientalist sale on July 21.
Art consultant's collection offered in New York includes Vinchon's fantastic falls at Tivoli06 July 2020
On July 23 Stair of Hudson, New York, will be offering paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the collection of art consultant and adviser Matthew Rutenberg (1956-2019).
International silver highlights: Buyers raise a toast to Renaissance goblet06 July 2020
A selection of early Continental silver from the 16th and 17th centuries was a notable feature of the Lempertz (25% buyer’s premium) decorative arts auction in Cologne.
Collection with a ruff appeal in Massachusetts06 July 2020
Massachusetts auction house Skinner will be offering over 200 pieces from the collection of George H Way in its sale of European Furniture and Decorative Arts to be held from July 20-28.
First steps of Millet appear at Fontainebleau auction06 July 2020
This pastel by the Barbizon school artist Jean-François Millet (1814-75) is one of the highlights in the Esprit du XIXème Siècle auction at Osenat in Fontainebleau on July 19.
German artist’s enigmatic portrait of railway worker makes major auction record at Lempertz04 July 2020
Albert Birkle (1900-1986) was a German artist who studied in Berlin later moving to Salzburg in Austria. He was part of the ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ or New Objectivity movement of the 1920s.
Early French books of hours on top as Paris reopens29 June 2020
The Paris auction centre Drouot opened its doors again last month in France following the lockdown.
Qing opulence crowns Drouot’s €1.95m return22 June 2020
As the Paris auction scene got back to business, an extraordinary Qianlong mark and period porcelain vase sold at the Drouot centre last week for €1.95m (£1.77m).
Get your claws into a dragon bowl22 June 2020
Hindman will holding Asian art sales in Chicago over two days on June 25-26.
On the scent of Stourbridge bottles22 June 2020
Included in Morphy Auctions’ fine and decorative arts sale to be held in Denver, Pennsylvania, on July 14-15 is a selection of scent bottles made by the Stourbridge firm of Thomas Webb.
Musical box bird makes appearance22 June 2020
This blue and white enamelled musical box is be offered in a sale on June 27 at Oakridge Auction Gallery in Ashburn, Virginia.
Portrait of ‘the father of couture’ leads New York auction of 19th century and Old Master works22 June 2020
A portrait of a famous couturier offered by a descendant and Old Master drawings from a single-owner estate collection were stand-out features at Doyle's (25/20/12.5%) latest art sale.
Tomahawk tempts a buyer at $540,00022 June 2020
The highlight of Morphy Auctions’ (23% buyer’s premium) sale of historical militaria from the independence struggle and War of 1812 era was a rare and extensively provenanced presentation pipe tomahawk.
George III epergne offered at Case Antiques22 June 2020
The summer fine art antiques and jewellery auction to be held by Case Antiques in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 11-12 will include this George III silver epergne by Thomas Pitts I.
Empire style comport comes to Roland Auctions22 June 2020
This 19th century, c.1860, gilt bronze and cut-glass comport will feature in Roland Auctions’ June 27 Estates sale at Glen Cove, New York.
Georg Jensen brooch offered at Philadelphia auction22 June 2020
This Danish silver, amber and agate brooch from c.1915 by Georg Jensen will feature in the art and design sale to be held by Freeman’s of Philadelphia on June 26.