Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Busts of French enlightenment thinkers by Houdon star at US auction

29 March 2019

Two market-fresh marble busts of 18th century luminaries by a famous French sculptor with a detailed historic provenance and very attractively pitched estimates were propelled to multi-estimate prices totalling $1.25m at a US auction last week.

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PREVIEW: Ohio - Treadway Gallery

25 March 2019

European Art glass by Gallé, Daum and Lalique from a Los Angeles collection features in Treadway Gallery’s 20th Century Art and Design auction on April 7 in Cincinnati.

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PREVIEW: Auckland - Art and Object

25 March 2019

A collection of Antarctic books from the library of the author, explorer and historian Richard Reaney is to offered by Art and Object on April 11 in New Zealand.

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Icons of France emerge in Carmarthen

18 March 2019

This pair of plates, one of them extensively damaged and riveted, proved much more popular than predicted in a sale held in Carmarthen by Peter Francis (20% buyer’s premium) last month.

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Auctions in Drawings Week

18 March 2019

The independent salerooms and those operating from the Drouot auction centre in Paris provide an important part of the city's Drawings Week.

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Paris Drawings Week draws on a 28-year legacy

18 March 2019

The long-standing fair 'Salon du Dessin' remains at the core of the annual works on paper events in the French capital.

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Attention turns to Asian art in New York as specialist week of exhibitions and auctions kicks off

14 March 2019

The art market focus in the Big Apple at the moment is on Asian works as Manhattan’s galleries and major auction houses stage the latest edition of ‘Asia Week New York’.

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Phillips to offer 1950s interior furnishings by Gio Ponti from Milan apartment

11 March 2019

A 30-lot sale of furniture from an apartment designed in 1951 by the celebrated and multi-talented Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti is to go under the hammer on March 21 in London.

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Rubens sketch emerges

11 March 2019

A rare oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens created for an important commission in Antwerp has been discovered in a house in northern France and will come up for auction in Lille on March 31.

New York Asian showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary

11 March 2019

Spring celebration in New York of the Asia’s art and antiques marks a landmark birthday.

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Asia Week New York auction highlights including the Chenn Family collection of Chinese paintings at Heritage Auctions

11 March 2019

A selection of highlights from auctions being held either as part of or timed to coincide with Asia Week New York.

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Asia Week New York dealer shows including Indian paintings at Francesca Galloway's exhibition

11 March 2019

At look at highlights from some of the dealer shows which are held as part of the Asia Week New York spring fest.

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Journeys of discovery: Highlights from the stands of 11 dealers at TEFAF 2019

04 March 2019

An intriguing find by a dealer new to TEFAF Maastricht leads a look at some of the highlights on offer at the huge event.

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Rubens oil sketch discovered in northern France offered in Lille auction

04 March 2019

A rare oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens created for an important commission in Antwerp has been discovered in a house in northern France and will come up for auction in Lille on March 31.

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Rediscovered Jean-Antoine Houdon busts offered in New York State

04 March 2019

Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) are to be offered in Cottone Auctions’ next sale in Geneseo on March 23.

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French art glass offered in Kansas auction

04 March 2019

Plenty of French art glass features in Woody Auction’s March 9 sale in Douglass, Kansas, including this bowl by Daum.

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Mexican anthropomorphic mask offered in Paris

04 March 2019

Paris is a centre for auctions of Pre-Columbian art. On March 18 Copages is offering an Italian collection of works that were sourced from major salerooms such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Loudmer as well as specialist dealers like Galerie Mermoz and the Emmeritz Gallery.

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Pre-Columbian sale at Christie’s Paris includes Aztec stone sculpture

04 March 2019

On April 9 Christie’s will be holding a Pre-Columbian sale featuring the 90-lot collection formed by Felix and Heidi Stoll from Basel as well as around 50 pieces from other vendors.

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Early years of photography celebrated at Chartres sale

04 March 2019

Vintage photographic equipment will be up for grabs at the Ivoire Chartres auction firm on March 9-10.

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Louis XIV French table clock emerges in Dallas auctions

04 March 2019

This early 18th century Louis XIV French table clock is part of a selection of 19 early European timekeepers that feature in Heritage Auctions’ fine and decorative arts sale in Dallas on March 8-10.