Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Royal Worcester: Two collections offered in Australia in the same month

05 December 2022

In collecting terms it is not surprising that a country such as Australia should have a tradition of interest in English ceramics – factories such as Royal Doulton and Moorcroft have a noticeable following.

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Timing was picture perfect for Paris photograph auction

28 November 2022

Staging a photo collection sale just as a specialist fair opened proved a great choice.

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Auction benefits from constructive thinking

28 November 2022

Paris auction Ader (28% buyer’s premium) was busy on the photographic front during Paris Photo.

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BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar

21 November 2022

BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.

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Bugatti for better and Wurst

21 November 2022

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is well known as an animalier sculptor creating studies of exotic animals that he observed in the zoos at Antwerp and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

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Madonna makes second-highest Bellini sum

21 November 2022

A Madonna and Child by the Venetian Renaissance Master Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516) and assistant sold in Vienna for a hammer price of €1.13m (£982,610).

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Pomodoro in the round

21 November 2022

This 1966 work by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro (b.1926) will feature in Koller’s Post War and Contemporary sale on December 1 in Zurich.

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Life revealed in terracotta and wood forms

21 November 2022

This terracotta sculpture from 1941 by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) featured in the Fine Art sale held by Shapiro (25% buyer’s premium) on October 15.

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Richier sculptures consigned direct from her family

21 November 2022

An unpublished group of works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-59) that have remained with the artist’s family are to be auctioned.

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Ideal for collectors who enjoy the crack

21 November 2022

Single-owner group of mostly silver egg cups spanning two centuries opens a French auction

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Flemish tapestry hunted down after wartime wrongs

21 November 2022

A rare early 16th century Flemish tapestry that was part of an impressive imperial commission is coming up for sale in France in early December.

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Regency furniture in demand at New York sale

07 November 2022

Regency period furniture provided some of the highest prices in the sale of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts held by Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) on October 19 in New York.

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Watch collection offered in French saleroom included examples dating back to the 16th century

31 October 2022

A single-owner collection of watches assembled over many decades and spanning 500 years of horology was offered by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.

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Handy for a life of luxury

31 October 2022

A couple of weeks after the Aguttes watches auction another collection in the same category went under the hammer in Paris.

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Montmartre landmark building reaches to the sky

31 October 2022

'Paris Photo', the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photography, holds its 25th edition at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 10-13.

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Two French fairs become one

31 October 2022

First edition of 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' resulting from a merger takes place in Paris this month

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Vietnamese artists make their mark at French auction houses

24 October 2022

The growing interest in inter- and post-war works by Vietnamese artists - particularly those alumni of the Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Indo-Chine - means that France, as a former colonial power in the region, is well supplied with examples.

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Soulages from 1981 on offer

24 October 2022

Among the potential highlights in Aguttes’ Contemporary Art auction in Neuilly on November 2 will be this work by Pierre Soulages (b.1919), 30 mai 1981.

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Keep an eye out for Sanyu paintings

24 October 2022

Auction firm Art Research Paris will be offering two paintings by the Paris school Chinese-French artist Sanyu (1895-1966).

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Sale celebrates Cocteau and his artist friends

24 October 2022

A third sale featuring ceramics by Jean Cocteau took place in Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr’s (27.5%/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) Paris saleroom.