Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
International previews: Kaplan collection in Pennsylvania25 March 2017
The diverse collection of Jeffrey M Kaplan is making various appearances under the hammer this spring.
International previews: Toys in New Jersey25 March 2017
Past playthings by a host of famous vintage toy manufacturers will feature in the next Signature sale of Toys and Trains held by the specialist auction house Bertoia in Vineland, New Jersey, on March 25.
International previews: Horology in Massachusetts25 March 2017
The Pittsfield, Massachusetts, auction house Fontaine’s has a track record of selling good examples of horology and has achieved some very high prices recently for elaborate English clocks made for the Chinese market.
Christie’s breaks an Asian art auction record25 March 2017
A select sale of just 31 lots of Asian art assembled by a Japanese collector and his sons raised a recordbreaking $262.8m (£215.5m) at Christie’s New York on March 15. It made more in a single evening than any New York Asian sale series.
International previews: Maurice Denis painting in Vannes25 March 2017
This large, 6ft (1.8m) diameter circular oil on canvas, 'April' is the work of the Nabis painter Maurice Denis. It is one of three ceiling panels commissioned from the artist by the musician Ernest Chausson for his Parisian town house between 1894 and 1899.
International previews: Chinese works of art in Texas25 March 2017
A Chinese Kangxi period triple gourd vase that once belonged to the financier JP Morgan will feature as one of the highlights in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural Asian Art sale in Dallas on April 2.
Bidding contest over gladiator sketch as Edgar Degas’ youthful drawing brings strong interest in Paris auction24 March 2017
Among the many auctions devoted to Old Master, classic and modern works on paper that have been taking place during Paris’ drawings week was Christie's small, single owner auction of drawings from the studio of Edgar Degas.
Salon du Dessin draws the art crowd in Paris22 March 2017
It was back to the drawing board in Paris this week, or rather the drawings fair. The vernissage of the Salon du Dessin, the city's longstanding and well respected drawings fair, opened for its 26th edition on March 21.
Outstanding gold timepiece by “the father of Chinese watches” comes to auction20 March 2017
Numerous 18th and 19th century watchmakers in Geneva and London made their living by manufacturing watches for the Chinese market, many destined for the Chinese Emperor and members of his court. One of the pioneers in this field was William Ilbery who was active in London from about 1780 until his death in 1839.
CSK to close: industry reaction18 March 2017
Reaction from ex-CSK specialists to the announcement that the saleroom will be closing.
The root and branch out approach18 March 2017
Solid foundation of the Salon spring drawings fair in Paris inspires auctions to also blossom
Bumper crop of sales on offer18 March 2017
Wide variety of auction houses take part in the overall Paris drawings spring fest
Christie’s South Kensington: an ‘end of an era’ moment18 March 2017
As the market evolves, auction rooms will inevitably come and go. But few will leave their mark like Christie’s South Kensington.
Henry Moore maquette comes to auction from collection of the dean of American art patrons17 March 2017
Two fresh-to-the-market examples of Modern British sculpture are coming up for sale in New York state.
Fujita Museum sale makes over £200m and lifts Christie’s Asian art week to record level16 March 2017
Christie’s sale of works of art of Art from the Fujita Museum of Art met with a glowing reception in New York on March 15.
Peder Severin Kroyer’s summer view at Skagen takes €580,000 at Bruun Rasmussen07 March 2017
An oil study by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer for one of his best known and final masterworks has sold for €580,000 (£495,725) at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen.
Striking gold – metal detectorists to share proceeds of Iron Age discovery with landowner02 March 2017
What is thought to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain was unveiled to the public this week at The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
Sculptures at the double – Christie’s to offer medieval lions from French king’s tomb01 March 2017
Christie’s is looking to repeat its success by making a bumper price for a piece of medieval tomb sculpture in London this summer.
Marvellous maiolica attracts new admirers25 February 2017
Fresh buyers greet old-fashioned collection which sells out in Paris
Pick of the Week: Ringing endorsement25 February 2017
CHAKKAR quoits may sound like equipment for a friendly game testing your throwing abilities but in reality they have much more intimidating associations.