Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Art Deco necklace fetches new high for Fouquet

19 July 2021

A quintessential example of avant-garde Art Deco jewellery by a French designer who was renowned for such modernist pieces was the toast of Christie’s (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) online Jewellery sale in Paris which closed on July 7.

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French sales feature Indo-Chinese works with Hanoi link

19 July 2021

What is known as Indo-Chinese art frequently comes up for auction in France, in part because this area of south-east Asia was formerly a French colony.

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Salon du Dessin back in play at long last

19 July 2021

The Salon du Dessin, the Paris fair dedicated to works on paper, finally staged its 30th edition this month.

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Furniture treasure trove amassed over 30 years

19 July 2021

Prize examples of French 18th century furniture were on offer at Drouot when Hughes Taquet of the auction house Hôtel des Ventes de Mantes-La-Jolie (26.4% buyer’s premium inc VAT) offered the collection of René Siméoni.

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Wedgwood on the way

12 July 2021

The sale of European Décor and Design to be held by Skinner in Massachusetts online from July 20-29 will include a large selection of Wedgwood ceramics.

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Belting Belk Gambrell ceramics selection

12 July 2021

European ceramics from renowned US collector come to the New York rostrum.

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Fragonard’s Champagne moment is toast of Old Masters season in France

05 July 2021

Old Master paintings come up for sale throughout the year in France but the summer season traditionally mounts a number of dedicated auctions in the field.

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Strong demand at Christie’s for a work in Leonardo’s footsteps

05 July 2021

Some of the world’s most famous Old Master paintings have been highly regarded for many centuries, carrying a reputation that has led to them being replicated and copied by other artists – sometimes soon after their creation.

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Copy of the Declaration of Independence unearthed in Scotland heads to Philadelphia auction

21 June 2021

In 1820 the then US Secretary of State John Quincy Adams commissioned William J Stone to produce a facsimile of the original 'Declaration of Independence'.

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Cellarette made in London, on offer in Maine

21 June 2021

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Maine kicks off its summer season with a three-day sale from July 9-11 and the return of live in-house bidding.

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Photographer with good eye for antiques

21 June 2021

On July 15, Stair in Hudson, New York, will offer the collection of photographer Luigi Pellettieri.

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Broders brings elegance at varied sale

21 June 2021

Poster Auctions International holds a 500-lot auction that includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary designs by a mix of designers.

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Nakashima frame design comes to Dallas auction

21 June 2021

Included in the design sale to be held by Heritage in Dallas on July 15 is this walnut frame from c.1970 by George Nakashima (1905-90).

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Barber’s chair for a mini customer

21 June 2021

Doll specialist Theriault’s Summer Marquis auction will be conducted on July 10-11 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Victorian silver tray at Brunk

21 June 2021

The Premier & Emporium Auctions at Brunk on July 9-10 include this large late Victorian silver tray with a shell and scroll border.

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Upcoming summer highlights in Europe

21 June 2021

Our selection of potential stand-out lots in sales across Europe, plus a French tribal art fair

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English park on view in Los Angeles

21 June 2021

'Hunters and Dogs in the Park at Silkwood House, 1886', is an oil on canvas by British equestrian painter Edward Benjamin Herberte (1857-93).

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Japanese cabinet for the export market emerges at Christie’s New York

21 June 2021

Christie’s New York rooms is holding an online sale titled Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection open for bidding from June 15-July 1.

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Salon du Dessin all set for its 2021 return

14 June 2021

Drawings fair will be staged in the usual venue but dealers can also take part online

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Limoges plaque bidder hell bent on a purchase

07 June 2021

Sixteenth century Limoges work depicts underworld scene from Virgil’s The Aeneid