Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Ceramics: Single owner collections galore grace the start of the year

20 March 2023

The first months of this year have featured a string of wide-ranging ceramics groups offered at auction

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The European side of Du Boulay ceramics

20 March 2023

Anthony du Boulay (1929-2022) was well known as an expert on Chinese ceramics, although his interests were more wide ranging.

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Privateer tribute forms the earliest piece of documentary Lowestoft

20 March 2023

A broad mix of English and Continental pottery and porcelain was on offer in the latest dedicated ceramics sale held by Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury, a fair slice of it contributed by single-owner collections.

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Simple still-life and classical scene

13 March 2023

Plenty of Italian works can be found in the Salon du Dessin ranging from Old Master drawings to modern items

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Hercules study for a wall hanging

13 March 2023

The specialist Paris drawings dealer Galerie de Bayser is showing this work by Simon Vouet (1590-1649) at the Salon du Dessin

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Paris galleries unveil highlights for Drawing Now

13 March 2023

For its presentation at Drawing Now, the Galerie Lelong from Paris will include a special focus on the work of Christine Safa (b.1994).

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Géricault saddles up for a debut

13 March 2023

Equestrian works by the French master come to auction market fresh from a family collection

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Rubens sketch last auctioned in 1867 is highlight of Christie's drawings sale

13 March 2023

Christie’s holds its annual dedicated drawings sale in Paris on March 22, the same day that the Salon du Dessin opens.

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Works courtesy of 'Monsieur et Madame B' offered at Ader

13 March 2023

Ader will hold three drawings sales at Drouot around the time of the Salon du Dessin.

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Tajan to offer mixed selection of works on paper

13 March 2023

Works on paper are included in two picture sales running on consecutive days at Tajan in March.

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Study for decoration of château emerges at Paris sale

13 March 2023

A selection of drawings will feature in Aguttes’ March 28 sale at Drouot of Old Masters.

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Drawings fairs March on in Paris

13 March 2023

The Salon du Dessin and its Contemporary art younger sibling are now back to normal in the spring slot

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From darkness came light: the Bud Lear collection of historical candlesticks

27 February 2023

US collector Bud Lear teamed up with UK metalwork dealer Christopher Bangs to investigate early types of metal candlesticks

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Unoccupied house found to be full of French art glass joys

27 February 2023

A cache of art glass rediscovered during the contents removal of a house that had been unoccupied for several years came up for auction.

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Gallé and Daum feature in collector Blessing's mixed French and American sale

27 February 2023

Art glass will be one notable feature of the second instalment of the sale of items from the estate of Ron Blessing of Nebraska on March 18.

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Make a bone call when bidding for Chinese jiaguwen

27 February 2023

The Shang period (c.1600-1045BC) is the first of China’s many epochs from which written documents survive.

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Courtesy of Cohen & Cohen: items from renowned UK specialist come to New York auction

20 February 2023

Auctions of Chinese export porcelain have regularly featured in the New York schedule in January for many years, running alongside the traditional string of Americana sales and the long-running Winter Show.

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BRAFA: Brussels fair settles successfully into its new home

20 February 2023

The 68th edition of the BRAFA Art Fair closed its doors to the public on February 5 with 65,000 visitors having passed through its doors, writes Anne Crane.

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First edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest emerges in Chicago

06 February 2023

Included in Potter & Potter’s latest sale of Books and Manuscripts is a rare first edition limited issue of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest.

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Mantel clock is pick of a d’Estaing presidential selection

06 February 2023

Clock formed as memorial to Napoleonic general stars among contents of d’Estaing family home