Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Chinese Qing dynasty musical automaton clock – an amalgam of ingenuity and technical prowess – fetches over £1m at auction24 June 2019
A Chinese musical automaton clock sailed over the £1m mark when it came up for sale at the Drouot auction centre in Paris.
Flower power at Paris auction24 June 2019
Asian auction series now take place around the world throughout the year in the major centres of the art market. Paris held its latest staging this month at the beginning of the French capital’s Temps Fort or high season.
Super silver and a spirited Old Master24 June 2019
Single-owner fan collection up at auction24 June 2019
On July 3-4 French auction firm Rossini will be holding a sale entirely dedicated to fans when it offers the collection of Michel Maignan.
Shell out for Qi Baishi24 June 2019
This ink on paper painting by the Chinese artist Qi Baishi (1864-1957) is titled Shrimp. It is one of two that form part of a consignment of works from the estate of Kathryn and Henry R Lieberman, in the auction to be held by Clarke in Larchmont, New York, on June 30.
Sale of dealer’s collection of African art led by rare mask at Sotheby’s22 June 2019
Sotheby’s chalked up a premium-inclusive total of just under €11.5m (£10.25m) when it sold the Marceau Rivière collection of African art in Paris.
Strong response to folk art collection of French writer and broadcaster at Paris auction17 June 2019
Folk art (or art populaire as it is known in France) has gained an increased following over the years.
Lord Mackintosh’s viola player is toast of Toby jug collection at Bonhams12 June 2019
Late Spring or early summer is a traditional slot in the London auction schedule for Bonhams’ ceramics and glass sales. The latest, devoted to glass and British ceramics, took place in the firm’s Knightsbridge rooms last week.
Swansea ice pail takes a cool £38,000 result10 June 2019
An impressive 8in (20cm) high ice pail, cover and liner made what is thought to be a record auction result for Swansea porcelain when it sold for £38,000 hammer at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on June 5.
Record for Hans Daucher sculpture as putti point to earliest example of Renaissance architecture in Germany29 May 2019
A pair of early 16th century carved stone putti was the toast of a recent auction at Sotheby’s Paris. Created for the chapel of a famous German Renaissance banking family, they sold as part of a collection from a French château for €1.95m (£1.71m).
Well-known private collection of African art comes up in Sotheby’s Paris auction27 May 2019
Tribal art makes regular saleroom appearances in Paris, which is one of the major commercial centres in this sector.
Third slice of pre-Columbian works on offer at Drouot27 May 2019
At the Drouot auction centre on June 6 the Paris firm of Binoche et Giquello will be selling a third instalment from a US collection of pre-Columbian works from Meso, Central and South America which is expected to realise in the region of €3m-4m.
On the ball for tribal items coming up in west London sale27 May 2019
Antiquities and tribal art will be on offer at Chiswick Auctions in west London on June 27.
Tribal art market expands beyond its traditional selling boundaries27 May 2019
The market for tribal art covering works from Africa, Oceania and the Americas has a global reach these days. While particular centres form cultural and commercial hubs (New York, Paris and Brussels in particular), you can find fairs and shows, shops and auctions around the world. Recent sale highlights and previews from some of the upcoming auctions and fairs are featured here.
Illustrious former owners boost modern value at New York tribal art auctions27 May 2019
Spring is a traditional point in the saleroom calendar for New York to mount its tribal art auctions.
A selection of dates for your tribal diary: May-October 201927 May 2019
Tribal art is a sector with truly international appeal and fairs and shows go on throughout the year across various locations.
English butcher’s shop model emerges at Pook & Pook in Pennsylvania20 May 2019
This intricately detailed model of an English butcher’s shop, below, is part of a group of items consigned from the estate of a private collector to the June 15 auction of toys held by Pook & Pook in association with Noel Barrett.
Pair of Sir Peter Lily portraits emerge in Maine20 May 2019
This pair of half-length portraits by Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) features in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ next sale to be held in Maine from May 31-June 2.
Art Nouveau ‘Dying Swan’ piano emerges in Paris auction13 May 2019
The upcoming Decorative Arts sale to be held by Tajan in Paris includes a number of pieces by one of the master craftsmen of the Art Nouveau movement – Louis Majorelle.
Changing faces of the tinplate toy world13 May 2019
This 9in (23cm) high tinplate toy, which comes with three interchangeable faces, is by the German firm of Distler.