Latest News Articles by Anne Crane


Keep an eye on Rosselli

18 January 2021

Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, holds a sale titled Master Class: John Rosselli’s Artful Eye that closes online on January 27.

New year, new start as trade events and auctions take place in New York

18 January 2021

Lockdown restrictions mean the normal January and February international focus on US auctions and dealer events will be rather different in 2021, but plenty of opportunities are still on offer to buy art and antiques


Major early van Dyck among highlights at Sotheby’s Master Week sales

18 January 2021

Two auctions devoted to drawings and works on paper, one single-owner, one mixed-owner, form part of Sotheby’s Master Week sales, both staged on January 27.


George White’s Royal Doulton work at Florida auction

18 January 2021

This Royal Doulton Art Nouveau twin-handled vase will be offered in the January 26-27 Collectors Auction at Lion and Unicorn of Hollywood, Florida.


Van der Goes alongside Botticelli and Rembrandt at Sotheby's

18 January 2021

The flagship event of Sotheby’s Masters Week sale series is the January 28 Master Paintings and Sculpture auction. Its highlight entries are Botticelli’s 'Portrait of a young man holding a roundel' (estimate in excess of $80m) and Rembrandt’s 'Abraham and the Angels' guided at $20m-30m.


Mikado mechanical bank among collection at Morphy Auctions

18 January 2021

On February 27 Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania, will offer the mechanical bank collection of Bob and Judy Brady, assembled over a period of more than 40 years.


Viennese style silver vases by Hoffmann appear in New Jersey sale

18 January 2021

This pair of Wiener Werkstӓtte hand-hammered silver vases from c.1918, designed by Josef Hoffmann, will feature in the early 20th century Design sale held by Rago of Lambertville, New Jersey on January 21.


Opie saddles up in Boston

18 January 2021

Grogan’s 170-lot sale of Fine Rugs and Carpets in Boston, Masssachusetts on January 31 includes 65 rugs and weavings from the collection of James Opie.


Toasting a toby jug auction record as Admiral Rodney jug brings buoyant demand

11 January 2021

Bonhams has set a new record for a toby jug with this c.1785 Admiral Lord Rodney jug.


Ceramics and glassware: taking the market for toby jugs at face value

11 January 2021

A London auction offering ceramics fans a treat thanks to single-owner collections and a mixed array leads a look at the market as a whole


Amphora pottery brings a touch of Bohemian Art Nouveau to Denver

11 January 2021

Amphora was the name given to the distinctive Continental pottery produced between the last decade of the 19th and the first of the 20th century in the central European Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia by the RSt&K (Riessner Stellmaker and Kessel) factory.


Strong selling rate as market responds to abundant Wedgwood offerings

11 January 2021

A vast quantity of Wedgwood was on offer in a pair of decorative arts auctions held in Massachusetts at the end of last year.


Giacometti tables go on a trip to Paris auction

04 January 2021

Two Diego Giacometti (1902-85) bronze tables from an ‘important collection’ in Sydney appeared in a Paris auction after being consigned via an Australian saleroom.


New York estate provides ancient pottery to Skinner

21 December 2020

More than 70 lots of classical ancient pottery were included in the latest Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of European Furniture and Decorative Arts in Marlborough, Massachusetts.


How to wake up in Hawaii

21 December 2020

Swann Galleries (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) held a Travel Posters sale where one of the best-sellers was a 1939 poster for Pan Am airlines.


Swiss artist stars as a pair of his works occupy the two top spots in a Zurich auction

21 December 2020

Works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) were the highlights of the Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) sale of Swiss Art, held in Zurich as part of its December auction series.


Chicago sale involves a journey to Germany, UK and India

21 December 2020

Posters promoting travel to a variety of destinations round the world were among the best sellers in a recent Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Chicago.


Designs evoke Art Deco style

21 December 2020

Poster auction in New York includes fine examples of British Art Deco rail travel designs


Collection of rare children's literature comes to Dallas auction house

15 December 2020

A 530-lot sale under the title 'Once Upon a Time: Rare Children's Literature from Justin G. Schiller' is planned by Heritage Auctions tomorrow.


Saints double up in one work

14 December 2020

Two-sided picture now heading to Dijon museum after being given definite attribution