Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Bow tiny toy cup makes serious money in Yorkshire04 September 2015
Size and value often have an inverse relationship in the antiques world where small can be beautiful.
Dutko to join growing Mayfair design hub24 August 2015
Mayfair’s growing status as a design hotspot has been underlined by the news that another Parisian Art Deco dealer and specialist will open a gallery there in early October. Jean-Jacques Dutko is taking space in Davies Street.
Dealer backs move to change US ivory trade ban27 July 2015
A London dealer has welcomed a new wide-ranging bill aimed at amending the law passed in the US last year banning the commercial trade in elephant ivory.
Artcurial enhance Monaco presence21 July 2015
Paris auction house Artcurial have formed a new subsidiary to conduct regular sales in Monaco.
Chinese art blossoms in Paris salerooms22 June 2015
Asian Art has blossomed in Paris this month. Items that combined quality, rarity and provenance generated fierce bidding at sales at Drouot and the various salerooms around the French capital.
Bonhams to embrace multi-discipline format for European antiques03 June 2015
Bonhams are to launch a series of multi-disciplined sales for British and European decorative arts in their flagship New Bond Street rooms.
Anthony Meyer: 35 years of pursuing my favourite type of art01 June 2015
The tribal art dealer Anthony JP Meyer, who specialises in Oceanic art, has a gallery on the rue des Beaux Arts in the heart of Paris’ Left Bank dealer district. He is a regular at ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ and at the Paris tribal trail known as the ‘Parcours des Mondes’, which takes place in September. Here he discusses with Anne Crane of Antiques Trade Gazette how his interest in the field started, his views on collecting and the tribal market.
Tiger of Mysore’s treasures return to auction with interest28 April 2015
A key component of this spring’s series of Islamic auctions was Bonhams’ 30-lot consignment of objects relating to Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore.
£1.56m purchase saves the Minton archive for Stoke15 April 2015
After lengthy and complex negotiations, the paper archive of the Staffordshire pottery firm of Minton’s has been saved for the nation.
Paris draws crowds to works on paper events31 March 2015
Any drawings enthusiast visiting Paris last week would have been spoilt for choice.
Handel manuscript emerges at Berlin auction11 March 2015
Only one other major George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) manuscript has come up for auction in the last 40 years, so Stargardt in Berlin can be assured of an international audience for the extensive autograph work they will offer on March 24-25.
Looking through the eye of the Impressionists’ champion02 March 2015
Look back through the provenance of any major Impressionist work and the chances are it will have passed through the hands of Paul Durand-Ruel.
Artcurial pass Christie’s in French auctions as Sotheby’s lead the field03 February 2015
Strong sales of Modern and Contemporary art plus the Félix Marcilhac decorative arts collection helped propel Sotheby’s to the highest auction total in France in 2014, with sales figures of €213m.
Major collection of baroque paintings comes to auction21 January 2015
What has been billed as the most significant sale of French 17th and 18th century paintings for 20 years was announced earlier this month.
Brussels Art Fair: the exhibitor’s view13 January 2015
Now celebrating 60 years as a Belgian art and antiques fair, the Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA) obviously has staying power and many exhibitors make the return year on year to stand here. ATG’s Anne Crane asked one longstanding exhibitor, Francis Maere of Francis Maere Fine Arts from Brussels, why the event ticks all the boxes for him.
World beater: de Vries at $24.75m24 December 2014
More than half the receipts from Christie’s inaugural Exceptional sale in New York came from a single lot. And it was one with quite a history.
New Paris fair aims to plug ‘quality gap’12 December 2014
The French National Antique Dealers’ Association (Syndicat National des Antiquaires), organisers of the long-running Paris ‘Biennale des Antiquaires’, have decided to mount an additional new annual fair for the French capital – the first to be held next spring.
Where did you get that €1.5m hat?26 November 2014
Arguably the most famous historic figure in French history and a princely provenance proved an irresistible combination earlier this month in France when a collection of Napoleonic memorabilia formed by the Grimaldi dynasty of Monaco went under the hammer.
Claudel launches new home for Paris étude12 November 2014
Piasa are not the only Paris étude to have moved to new premises this autumn. Cornette de Saint Cyr have now opened their new saleroom in a 19th century hôtel particulier on the avenue Hoche near the Parc Monceau.
Christie’s revamp Asian art sales across London and Paris24 October 2014
Christie’s have reorganised the sale schedule for their future auctions of Chinese works of Art in Europe making some significant changes.