Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Pre-revolutionary provincial French silver offered in the Biron collection shine at auction10 February 2020
Rare 18th century French silver from the golden age of production was a feature of the collection of Renée and Louis Biron offered by Ader (28% buyer’s premium) at Drouot in Paris.
English figures and scent bottles feature prominently at Dreweatts10 February 2020
A key feature of the ceramics section of Dreweatts’ sale on February 19 will be 55 lots from a local private collection featuring 18th century English porcelain.
Porcelain from the Prince of Interiors features highly at Sotheby’s New York10 February 2020
A sizeable helping of English and Continental ceramics featured in the large auction titled Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors held by Sotheby’s New York (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium).
Caughley porcelain stays local for sale at Halls10 February 2020
Caughley Porcelain was founded in Shropshire (at Broseley) so it is hardly surprising that local saleroom Halls has been offering its fair share of consignments from this 18th century factory whose wares rivalled those of the Staffordshire potteries and Worcester in particular.
Boudin down on the farm10 February 2020
This 14 x 10¾in (35.5 x 27cm) oil on canvas by Eugène Boudin (1824-98) will feature in Freeman’s sale of European Art and Old Masters in Philadelphia on February 18.
Rockingham ceramics on offer in Rotherham10 February 2020
On March 2 in Thurcroft, Rotherham, Paul Beighton will offer the second instalment of the Rowley collection of Rockingham pottery and porcelain produced locally in nearby Swinton in the first half of the 19th century. The collection was some 20 years in the making and comprised just over 120 pieces in total.
Vases from Napoleon III era show mythology on a grand scale10 February 2020
One of the highest prices of 2019 achieved by French auction house Beaussant Lefèvre (27% buyer’s premium inc VAT) was the €310,000 (£262,710) paid for this impressively tall 4ft 1in (1.25m) high pair of gilt bronze mounted, footed and covered vases.
Research adds value for Giuseppe de Ribeira portrait in Paris saleroom03 February 2020
A newly discovered painting by Giuseppe de Ribeira (1591-1652) has been uncovered in a private home by the Paris auction firm Daguerre.
Punchinello visits Paris as Tiepolo is key name at Christie's drawings sale03 February 2020
March is when Paris turns its attention to the world of drawings and works on paper.
Single-owner sales significant among French auction turnovers03 February 2020
Dedicated collections boost Sotheby’s as it tops list of French auction turnover figures.
BRAFA 2020: Eight stands that caught our eye30 January 2020
BRAFA art fair in Brussels opened to the public earlier this week following several private views that kicked-off the event.
Moigniez bronze bird flies into German auction27 January 2020
When he was only 20, the French sculptor Jules Moigniez exhibited one of his works at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1855.
George Tinworth plaque stages a Shakespeare show in terracotta27 January 2020
This Doulton Lambeth terracotta plaque by George Tinworth will be included in the ceramics section of Skinner’s February 14 sale of European furniture and decorative arts in Boston.
Italian sculptor's marble Cleopatra appears in North Carolina27 January 2020
The sale at Brunk in Asheville, North Carolina, on February 8 includes a 3ft 10in (1.17m) carrara marble Cleopatra morente by the Italian sculptor Pio Fedi (1816-92).
Antique picture frames given prominence in Paris27 January 2020
Artcurial holds a sale of Old Master and 19th century paintings in Paris on February 4. The opening 200 lots of this auction is given over to antique picture frames and two unusual entries are made from 18th century French faience rather than wood.
Kangaroo chair is from Chandigarh project offered in Munich27 January 2020
In 1952, India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to design and construct the north Indian city of Chandigarh.
Picasso ceramic design comes to Florida20 January 2020
This 14in (35cm) earthenware ‘face’ charger made by Madoura to a design by Pablo Picasso carries an estimate of $2000-3000 at Neely Auction in Lantana, Florida, on February 16.
Gifford takes the Grand Tour20 January 2020
A picture of a famous Italian Grand Tour view by one of the best-regarded artists of the American Hudson River school of painting is one of the highlights of a sale at Skinner in Boston on January 24.
Liverpool creamware jugs reflect taste of the American market20 January 2020
The two-day sale at Case Antiques of Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 25-26 includes a number of Liverpool creamware jugs depicting a range of subject matter.
Chelsea porcelain dishes appear in New Jersey sale20 January 2020
On January 30, Millea Bros of Boonton, New Jersey, will offer more than 400 lots of English and American furniture and decorative arts from the estate of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Seeler (1926-2018).