Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
French summer auction action goes coastal05 August 2019
Paris may have largely shut its saleroom doors for the summer months but beyond the capital, particularly around the French coast, auctions still take place throughout July and August.
Fairyland lustre still sparkles from the rostrum29 July 2019
The market for Wedgwood ceramics may not be as bullish as it was three decades ago but this range of wares, produced from the First World War through the interwar period, continues to enjoy some of the strongest demand for the factory’s products which stretch across two and a half centuries.
Personal collection of French designers Les Lalannes consigned to Sotheby’s27 July 2019
Sotheby’s has announced a major sale in Paris this autumn of works from the personal collection of the celebrated French designers François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.
Olympic upheaval as posters reveal convoluted history of the wartime Games22 July 2019
These two posters which will be offered for sale by Swann Auction Galleries in New York on August 7 illustrate the convoluted history of the Olympic Games during the Second World War era.
Local scenes on offer at Brittany auction22 July 2019
Alongside traditional examples of furniture, pictures, jewellery and works of art, Jack-Philippe Ruellan’s July 27 Summertime à Vannes auction will feature plenty of items associated with the local area: paintings showing views of Brittany and examples of its well-known Quimper pottery.
Italian 'wave' lounge chairs offered in Los Angeles22 July 2019
This pair of c.1970s Italian Onda (Wave) lounge chairs in chrome and leather designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia will feature in the Downtown Los Angeles Collections and Estates auction to be held on Sunday, July 28, by the Andrew Jones auction house.
Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The 39 Steps' poster emerges in Dallas22 July 2019
This poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is one of the rarer entries in Heritage Auctions’ July 27-28 sale of posters to be held in Dallas.
Welbon collection yields Russian rewards22 July 2019
Jackson’s of Cedar Falls, Iowa, has a reputation for selling Russian works of art. Its sale on July 30 will include 19 lots from the collection of William Garner Welbon (1866-1960) that have remained with his family.
Family name boosts fan sale22 July 2019
Collection from grandson of director of the famous Duvelleroy firm is offered in Paris.
Meissen bust of Holy Roman Emperor sold to Bavarian museum at Bonhams’ auction15 July 2019
The Bavarian National Museum in Munich has purchased this sculptural bust in white Meissen porcelain of Karl Albrecht, the Elector of Bavaria and also Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII (1697-1745).
Flemish flowers take highest price at Drouot so far in 201915 July 2019
At a €2.7m (£2.45m) hammer price, a 17th century Flemish flower painting was the toast of the Old Master picture results in Paris this year. It was also the highest price recorded at the Drouot auction centre so far for 2019.
Artcurial and Sotheby’s lead half-year French auction house totals12 July 2019
Auction firms in France have been releasing their ‘Bilans’ or sales figures for the first half of 2019.
Seven Old Masters highlights from latest Paris auction series08 July 2019
The latest high season of auctions in Paris included a sizeable selection of Old Master and 19th century paintings. Pictured here is a selection of highlights from the latest series.
Paris auctions move back into action as Sotheby’s announce single-owner sale08 July 2019
In September the Paris auction scene wakes up from its long summer slumber to get back into action for the approaching autumn and winter season.
Paris diary dates for September 201908 July 2019
A selection of art and antiques events taking place in Paris in September.
How Paris comes back to life after the long summer break08 July 2019
'La Biennale Paris' and 'Parcours des Mondes' bring the dealing scene in the French capital back to life after summer slumbers, while auction houses also rise to the occasion. We take an early glimpse at what will be on offer for the visitor in September.
Auction house Osenat expands to Versailles08 July 2019
September will be a key date in the diary for the French auction firm Osenat, which has announced its expansion with an extra venue and several new departments.
Classic Venetian views in German auction01 July 2019
Views of Venice figure prominently in a collection of 42 Old Master drawings from the 18th century, being sold by Metz in Heidelberg on July 20.
Lady's pistols made in Birmingham offered in Freiburg01 July 2019
From the 18th century onwards, the city of Birmingham was a major centre of the British gun-making industry.
Go fishing for tribal art in Landshut auction01 July 2019
Numerous tribes inhabit the Cross River state of south-eastern Nigeria, close to the border with Cameroon. Animals of many kinds play a major part in the myths and religions of the area.