Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
French mantel clock set to chime in Pennsylvania04 February 2019
Included in Cordier Auctions’ large mixed-discipline sale to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on February 9 will be a group of four clocks that once came from the Chicago dealer Lee Benkendorf.
English silver on offer in New York04 February 2019
This mid-19th century cruet stand is one of several lots of English silver to be offered by Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, on February 10.
Select 44-lot grouping of paintings covers 500 years of art04 February 2019
A small but select auction of just 44 lots of paintings spanning 500 years from Old Masters to 20th century works will go under the hammer at Freeman’s on February 27.
Champion racehorse gallops into Paris auction in bronze form04 February 2019
A collection of 18 bronzes of thoroughbred racing horses by major French animalier sculptors is to be offered at Drouot on February 22 by Beaussant-Lefėvre. They include examples by Isadore Bonheur, Pierre-Jules Mène and Emmanuel Fremiet.
How buttons can fit a collecting budget04 February 2019
Small in scale and relatively light on the purse, buttons are a rich collecting seam that many can mine.
What can BRAFA fair offer for the entry-level collector?30 January 2019
Big international art fairs are inevitably a showcase for the exhibitors’ showstoppers. At one level, these key pieces highlight the galleries’ specialities and rare finds that they have been saving up for the occasion.
Roman marble statue on offer at Paris auction28 January 2019
This 3ft 2in (97cm) high Roman marble statue of draped female form with a lyre, representing the Greek muse Euterpe, dates from the 2nd-3rd century AD.
Ski posters slide into New York sale28 January 2019
Sales of ski posters have long been a seasonal feature of the auction scene scheduled for those winter months when enthusiasts take to the slopes.
Family art and antiques collection offered at Childress Gaffney auctions in South Carolina28 January 2019
The sale of a family collection of British and American art and antiques assembled by three successive generations of South Carolina enthusiasts will go under the hammer through Childress Gaffney auctions in Greenville on February 9.
Teddy bear and doll in one at Pennsylvania sale28 January 2019
A two-in-one purchase, this Simon and Halbig bisque-headed doll comes with its own teddy bear in a 550-lot online-only auction of toys and past playthings.
Be Part of Art: Royal Watercolour Society stages exhibition and auction to help fund renovation of new gallery22 January 2019
Founded in 1804, The Royal Watercolour Society has been in existence for over two centuries and includes famous names such as John Singer Sargent, Samuel Palmer and Edward Burne-Jones among its past members.
BRAFA: the Brussels art and antiques fair that ranges far and wide21 January 2019
One of the attractions of BRAFA, the Brussels art and antiques fair which is traditionally a new-year opener in continental Europe, is its breadth. This is not a specialist event: it concentrates on quality across a range of disciplines.
Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 201921 January 2019
Among the numerous dealers at BRAFA showing early works of art is Brussels’ Gallery Desmet, which specialises in sculpture and objects ranging from Antiquity to the Grand Tour.
Whitford Fine Art at BRAFA 201921 January 2019
Whitford Fine Art from London is a long-standing BRAFA stalwart (understandably given that the gallery’s core stock is work by 20th century Belgian and international artists).
Didier Claes at BRAFA 201921 January 2019
With so many tribal art galleries concentrated in Brussels it is no surprise to find 10 specialists in the field showing at BRAFA, six of them from the Belgian capital.
Xavier Eeckhout at BRAFA 201921 January 2019
Another returning BRAFA exhibitor is the Paris dealer Xavier Eckhout, who specialises in animalier sculpture from 1880- 1950.
Finch & Co at BRAFA 201921 January 2019
Finch & Co from London has been showing at BRAFA for 12 years. “We regard it as one of the most successful and well-organised art and antique events in Europe,” notes the firm’s Jan Finch.
Beyond BRAFA 2019: more art and antiques events to attend in Brussels21 January 2019
BRAFA is a big draw for the visitor in late January but as well as enjoying all that Brussels has to offer in general cultural terms there are other art and antiques-related events on at the same time.
French auction houses toast solid annual sales results as Sotheby's tops the table14 January 2019
Sotheby’s France was the top performer in the country last year, boosted by the sale of a Qianlong mark and period vase that became the most expensive lot sold in France in 2018.
Heading Stateside: Winter pilgrimage to US for key events in New York and Florida is under way14 January 2019
With the auction scene in Continental Europe at a traditional low ebb in the first month of the year, the focus for international art world activity shifts across to the US.