Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
French advertising poster for Terrot bicycles to be offered at Potter & Potter13 May 2019
Among the 700-plus lots of posters included in Potter & Potter’s auction in Chicago on May 22 will be a 1913 French example advertising Terrot bicycles.
Black Watch toy soldiers march into Pittsburgh auction13 May 2019
One of the highlights of Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ spring sale from May 18-19 in Pittsburgh will be this rare Britains Black Watch boxed parade set with piper, No 449.
Artefacts collected during extensive Indian travels for sale13 May 2019
On May 17 Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, is selling the collection of Indian artefacts from the estate of David Swope of Ossining, NY.
Brandt Art Deco table on offer in LA13 May 2019
A 23in (58.5cm) diameter Art Deco table by the designer Edgar Brandt has been consigned to the two-day Design for the Home and Garden auction to be held by Andrew Jones in Los Angeles on May 18-19.
Minton rarities emerge in Indiana13 May 2019
Nineteenth century majolica ware is a speciality for Indiana saleroom Strawser Auction Group.
Amphora decorated by the 'Princeton Painter'13 May 2019
Artemis Gallery of Colorado holds a two-day online auction on May 22-23 that includes antiquities, Asian art, fine art and Ethnographica from round the world.
Micromosaic panels in two US auctions13 May 2019
These two 19th century micromosaic panels feature in different US auctions this month.
John Sandon stands down at Bonhams after 44 years in pots06 May 2019
After 44 years working as an auction house specialist, John Sandon has chosen to retire from his post as international director of glass and British ceramics at Bonhams.
Dearth of dedicated sales but rich pickings still emerge at multi-discipline auctions06 May 2019
While dedicated sales of English and Continental ceramics are rarer beasts in the saleroom calendar these days, the traditional mixed-discipline regional sales are a repository for plenty of material from the main factories of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Paris springs into Asian action with 10-days of auctions, exhibitions and events06 May 2019
Further proof of the success of the dedicated dealer and auction house initiatives promoting Asian art and expertise in Western capitals comes next month in Paris.
Antonio Canova idealised bust sells at €2m in Monaco04 May 2019
An idealised marble portrait bust of a 16th century Italian noblewoman by the neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova has sold at auction in Monaco for €2m (£1.72m).
Spanish Royal cabinets and Marie Antoinette’s writing table to be offered as part of Rothschild collection at Christie’s25 April 2019
Furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings collected by members of the famous Rothschild banking family are to be offered for auction by Christie’s in London as part of its summer season sales.
“I designed something entirely new” – early 1930s glass grand piano draws attention in Paris sale22 April 2019
A Modernist grand piano from 1931 by the Danish designer Poul Henningsen was the toast of a dedicated Scandinavian design sale held by Artcurial in Paris.
19th century French genre interior scene doubles estimate in Paris auction19 April 2019
An early 19th century painting by the artist Martin Drölling (1752-1817), which came to auction with a preparatory drawing and its companion pendant work has sold in Paris for €235,000 (£200,855), more than double the estimate.
Paris Drawings Week provides range of prices19 April 2019
Drawings Week in the French capital included a wide variety of styles, eras and value. Pictured here is a selection of highlights and some more affordable items from the vast array of works on paper of all types offered during Drawings Week in Paris in late March.
‘More affordable’ options at Paris Drawings Week19 April 2019
Not everything in the spring drawings sales required a six-figure bank balance to purchase. Plenty of more affordable works appeared across all the Paris rooms – both Drouot and the independents (and, of course, in the various dealers shows and fairs). Pictured here are some works within the reach of less elevated budgets.
Dorotheum in Vienna play it safe with Saint Bartholomew attribution19 April 2019
In the 1980s, the 3ft 7in x 2ft 9in (1.1m x 85cm) canvas of Saint Bartholomew being offered by Dorotheum in Vienna on April 30 was tentatively ascribed to Caravaggio. The treatment of light and shadow and the extreme naturalism in the portrayal certainly indicate a proximity to the revolutionary artist.
Eiffel tower gouache among René Gruau works at Tajan in Paris19 April 2019
This gouache is one of around 10 drawings, watercolours and gouaches by René Gruau, the Italian-born fashion illustrator who was renowned for his Paris haute couture and promotional illustrations, which will feature in Tajan’s Paris auction of modern drawings on May 15.
Lord Burghley features in Chinese export porcelain selection at Pook & Pook in Pennsylvania19 April 2019
Pook & Pook’s next American and International sale in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, on May 4 will feature a selection of Chinese export porcelain.
Estate provides Chelsea candlesticks to Stair Galleries in New York19 April 2019
English and Continental porcelain from several notable estates is included in Stair Galleries’ next fine sale in Hudson, New York, on April 27-28.