Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Picasso ceramic design comes to Florida20 January 2020
This 14in (35cm) earthenware ‘face’ charger made by Madoura to a design by Pablo Picasso carries an estimate of $2000-3000 at Neely Auction in Lantana, Florida, on February 16.
Gifford takes the Grand Tour20 January 2020
A picture of a famous Italian Grand Tour view by one of the best-regarded artists of the American Hudson River school of painting is one of the highlights of a sale at Skinner in Boston on January 24.
Liverpool creamware jugs reflect taste of the American market20 January 2020
The two-day sale at Case Antiques of Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 25-26 includes a number of Liverpool creamware jugs depicting a range of subject matter.
Chelsea porcelain dishes appear in New Jersey sale20 January 2020
On January 30, Millea Bros of Boonton, New Jersey, will offer more than 400 lots of English and American furniture and decorative arts from the estate of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Seeler (1926-2018).
Mark Twain in the frame as carte de visite emerges in Philadelphia20 January 2020
This carte de visite picturing the author Mark Twain (Samuel L Clemens) is signed and inscribed twice.
Canes on parade in Chicago sale20 January 2020
The sale of furniture and decorative arts at Hindman in Chicago on February 11 includes these two late 19th century gadget canes, both mounted with the insignia of British army regiments.
Royal Worcester ewer offered in Dania Beach auction20 January 2020
This 13in (32cm) Royal Worcester ewer decorated with owls by Charles Baldwyn (1859-1913) carries an estimate of $950-1050 at Broward Auction Gallery in Dania Beach, Florida.
Napoleonic family value at Doyle auction20 January 2020
The Old Master paintings section of the sale taking place at Doyle in New York on February 5 will include this large and imposing portrait of Pauline Bonaparte, the younger sister of Napoleon.
US auctions: New York series of Old Master drawings includes 'triumphant' equestrian studies20 January 2020
Sotheby’s holds the first of its New York series of Old Master paintings and drawings at the end of January with its Masters Week sales running from January 24-31.
Dummy paratrooper 'Rupert' drops in for D-Day20 January 2020
‘Rupert’ is one of the dummy paratroopers which were dropped over German-occupied France in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Made from burlap and weighted with sand, these were intended to serve as a distraction during the D-Day landings.
French cat painter's felines head to Heritage sale20 January 2020
Heritage now conducts a monthly online-only auction titled Fine & Decorative Arts. The February 13 sale includes two typical oil on panel works by the French cat painter Jules Gustave Leroy (1856-1921).
Christie’s sells David Little's pre-civil war silver collection13 January 2020
It took just one sale to disperse a collection of pre-civil war silver painstakingly amassed in just over a quarter of a century at the rate of one piece a year.
Exhibitors explain BRAFA fair’s long-lasting appeal13 January 2020
BRAFA Art Fair, Brussels’ major international art and antiques show, is one of the earliest events in the European fairs calendar.
Senses and sensibility – Trio of Michael Sweerts portraits emerge over two months06 January 2020
Several portraits by the 17th century Flemish artist Michael Sweerts (1618-64) have been achieving six-figure sums at auctions in Europe recently.
Asian art from Paris salerooms06 January 2020
Every year Paris plays host to a December Asian art auction series with a raft of sales at the Drouot auction centre and at the independent rooms across the French capital.
Bidders warm to frieze23 December 2019
This Neoclassical drawing by the Swedish sculptor Johann Tobias Sergel (1740-1814) proved very popular in the opening Old Master works on paper section of the mixed-discipline traditional sale held by the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo 25% buyer’s premium) on November 27 in Monaco.
Miniature’s major pulling power23 December 2019
Depiction of Emperor Shah Jahan is thought to have been prepared for his official chronicle.
Duchess of Modena service: 11 pieces sold16 December 2019
The 11 pieces of early-18th century Régence silver gilt from a dressing service pictured below were billed by Christie’s as “the last remnants of France’s most glorified stylistic and historically important period”.
Mozart at the auction double16 December 2019
Musical manuscript and portrait on song in salerooms.
Italian images of the Virgin and Child feature in French gallery10 December 2019
The Madonna, Eternal Woman is the title of Paris Old Master picture dealer Galerie G Sarti’s autumn exhibition which continues at the gallery on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré until December 20.