Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Collection of devoted fan sets H&R Daniel demand test

17 June 2024

Porcelain from the Staffordshire factory takes up half a sale – and it’s just the first part of a huge collection

Jean Simeon Chardin still life

Chardin still life raises bar for an Old Master in France

13 June 2024

Christie’s set a record for any Old Master sold in France when a still-life by Jean Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) made €23m (£19.4m) at an auction in Paris on June 12, selling to a European collector.

Michelin Guide 1939

Multiple bidders compete for 1939 Michelin Guide used by D-Day forces

12 June 2024

The Ivoire Clermont-Ferrand auction house in France has organised themed auctions based around the famous Michelin Guide for 25 years with its specialist Pierre Gabriel Gonzalès.

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Vincennes candleholders spark hot contest in Gloucestershire saleroom

10 June 2024

Pair of rare and early French examples offered separately create a bidding frenzy despite condition issues

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Alfred Jewel made a millennium afterwards points to four figure result

10 June 2024

The Alfred Jewel is a famous piece of Anglo-Saxon goldsmith craftmanship, a gold-mounted piece of rock crystal enamelled with a portrait of a man and the inscription translating as ‘Alfred ordered me to be made’.

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Cartier brooches boast Courtauld provenance

10 June 2024

Two Cartier brooches commissioned for Lady Courtauld and presented to her by her husband Sir Stephen Courtauld, with designs inspired by their Eltham Palace home, are up for auction at Dreweatts.

Chen Yi robe

Chinese artist’s silk robe emerges at Paris auction

05 June 2024

The auction house Aponem is selling works from the collection amassed by the Franco-Chinese artist, pianist, painter and poet Cheng Zhifan (1924-2021) who came to France in 1951.

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Newbury sale features collection of well known interior designer, art dealer and collector

03 June 2024

Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca 's collection offers old and new mix of more than 400 varied lots

Cartier brooches

Art Deco brooches inspired by Eltham Palace emerge at Newbury auction

30 May 2024

Two Cartier brooches commissioned for Lady Courtauld and presented to her by her husband Sir Stephen Courtauld, with designs inspired by their Eltham Palace home, have come for sale at Dreweatts.

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Merkle and his Meissen collecting mission

20 May 2024

Focus on first part of a series of porcelain sales offering businessman’s collection

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Springtime brings Asian art focus to Paris

20 May 2024

Annual specialist extravaganza held in Paris involves galleries, auction houses and museums

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Chardin still-life among highlights at French auctions this season

20 May 2024

Stand-out lots from upcoming sales including Chardin still-life, Napoleonic marshal's baton and fine art collection acquired over decades

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Posters that steal the show

13 May 2024

Designs promoting exhibitions can be a great way to collect on a tight budget

Michel Ney’s maréchal’s baton

High ranking Napoleonic marshal’s baton emerges at Fontainebleau auction

08 May 2024

Michel Ney (1769-1815) was probably the most famous of Napoleon’s marshals.

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Amelia Robertson Hill: ‘A delight to see her works attaining recognition’

06 May 2024

The Scottish sculptor Amelia Robertson Hill (1821-1904) was surrounded by artistic family members.

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Arts & Crafts clock comes with a fairytale ending

06 May 2024

This impressive clock featured in the sale held by Dorset firm Busby (25% buyer’s premium) on April 18.

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Wash your hands... go on, it won’t bite

06 May 2024

This large silver zoomorphic aquamanile Caquesseitão (a vessel designed for the ceremonial washing of hands at the table) will feature as a highlight of the May sale to be held by Veritas Art Auctioneers in Lisbon.

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Horology holds the attention during a four-day sale

06 May 2024

Around 200 lots of clocks and watches feature in a strong section as part of a four-day sale

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Up with the revolution (for porcelain)

29 April 2024

Russian porcelain is still in demand, especially those early Soviet-era pieces from the years following the Revolution.

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Seat coverings come with Scottish family connection

29 April 2024

Pictured here are two lots of seat furniture that impressed bidders in recent auctions in Gloucestershire and Cheshire.