Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Meissen makes sizeable impact

19 April 2021

Second slice from Ducret collection plus other sources achieve high prices in Zurich

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Van Dyck St Jerome painting now confirmed and sold in Zurich

19 April 2021

The highlight of the Koller spring series came from the Old Masters sale.

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Thanks Bud for games group

19 April 2021

Collecting 19th and early 20th century board games and puzzles became a fascination for Bud Newman, who encountered them through his business.

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Putto and puppet produced by Carpeaux emerge at Bonhams LA sale

19 April 2021

One of the most famous works by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-75) is 'La Danse'.

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Search for glass on the worldwide Webb

19 April 2021

Brunk Auctions of Asheville, North Carolina, is holding a sale of Art Glass on April 23.

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Hocus pocus focus in Chicago

19 April 2021

Henry Dean’s 'The Whole Art of Legerdemain; or Hocus Pocus in Perfection', is one of the rarities in the conjuring and magic publications’ section of Potter & Potter Auctions’ next Magic sale.

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Fengmian nude revealed

19 April 2021

Shapiro is holding an International Fine and Decorative Art sale on April 24-25 in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Tazza with baronial background offered in Lisbon

05 April 2021

This gold-mounted trefoil shaped rock crystal tazza, dated to the 18th century, will feature in the sale of antiques, works of art, silver and jewellery at Veritas in Lisbon on April 14-15.

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Maria van Oosterwyck still life brings major international bidding in France

05 April 2021

Woman excluded from the guild of artists was nevertheless highly rated by kings and emperor

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Symbol of love and faithfulness bid to seven-times estimate

05 April 2021

This 19th century Carrara marble group by the Florentine sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti featured in Genoa on March 16.

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Famous females rejected by one empress, given as gift by another

05 April 2021

A Sèvres cabaret service painted with portraits of famous women was a New Year’s gift from a French empress

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Philosopher painting rated as a rediscovered Fragonard

05 April 2021

A painting by the French 18th century artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was discovered last January hanging on the wall in a local home.

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Toby jugs based on First World War top brass raise heads in US auction

05 April 2021

This set of 11 toby jugs modelled as the Allied commanders of the First World War made by Wilkinson will be offered at Skinner in Massachusetts from April 12-22.

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Bernini drawing sets auction record

29 March 2021

An Old Master drawing by the Italian Baroque sculptor, architect and artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) sold for a hammer price of €1.55m (£1.34m) at an auction in Compiègne in France.

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Single-owner collection of British and American card cases spark a white-glove sale

29 March 2021

It was a white-glove result for 58 lots of silver card and vesta cases/matchsafes collected by Joseph and Miriam Poser offered for sale by Doyle (26% buyer’s premium) in New York last month.

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Brittany sale offers impressive Asian art ensemble

22 March 2021

Colonel stationed in Africa then China amassed an impressive collection that sold at auction in France earlier this month

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Wurlitzer steams into action

15 March 2021

Mechanical music will be going under the hammer on March 20 as part of the Miller & Miller auction in New Hamburg, Ontario.

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Sèvres gift from Napoleon’s empress offered at Fontainbleau auction

15 March 2021

Osenat is holding one of its periodic sales titled L’Empire à Fontainbleau in its Fontainebleau saleroom on March 22.

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Howzat for an intriguing portrait

15 March 2021

Young cricket player stars among the varied lots from estate of journalist and author

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Italian tables emerge at LA auction

15 March 2021

A pair of Italian rococo grey painted and parcel silvered console tables, dated to the mid-18th century, will be one of the 300 lots in Andrew Jones’ latest Design for the Home and Garden auction.