Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Five Vuillard works on offer at Artcurial15 June 2020
This painting of Madame de Saint-Maurice is one of five works by Edouard Vuillard spanning the years 1900-18 from the Georges and Jacqueline Herbin collection on offer at Artcurial in Paris.
France: Punchy results as sales return15 June 2020
Auction rooms in France are gradually opening up again, albeit within the limitations of the new health and safety regulations set as a result of the coronavirus and aided by the extra input from absentee bidding on phones and online.
Punchinello comeback and pastels debut help to boost Paris drawings auction15 June 2020
Christie’s (25/20/13.5% buyer’s premium) has held its first live sales in Paris since lockdown.
Pick of the week: The bones of a fine Old Master drawing08 June 2020
A black chalk drawing of a skeleton drew an extraordinary competition at a German auction house Lempertz at the end of last month. Estimated at €3000-3500, it attracted at least 15 bidders and was eventually knocked down at €420,000 (£381,820) to a French dealer.
Contrasting examples of the Viennese style in Dallas sale01 June 2020
An elaborate late-19th century engraved rock crystal, parcel-gilt, gemset and enamelled silver figural centrepiece made c.1880 by the Viennese firm of Hermann Ratzersdorfer was the catalogue cover lot of the Heritage (25 /20/12.5% buyer’s premium) silver and vertu auction in Dallas.
Phone bidders battle for white jade pendant plaques in Sydney01 June 2020
The first sale held by Bonhams Australia (22% buyer’s premium) behind closed doors in Sydney was devoted to Asian art,
One hundred vintage sewing machines offered at Canadian auction01 June 2020
One of the key features of an online only sale held by Miller & Miller Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in New Hamburg, Ontario, was a collection of around 100 vintage sewing machines assembled by Karl Koenig.
Louis Wain’s Cubist cats bring strong overseas interest at New Zealand auction01 June 2020
Louis Wain (1860-1939) is famed as an artist for his humorous anthropomorphic paintings of cats – typically producing several hundred drawings a year. However, perhaps his most progressive work was the series of ceramic designs in which the cats were rendered in distinctive Cubist form.
Personal items that belonged to Marie-Antoinette lead auction at Versailles01 June 2020
Personal items that belonged to Marie-Antoinette were the highlights of Osenat’s (20.83/18% buyer’s premium) themed sale titled Royalty at Versailles.
Furniture, silver and ceramics headline ‘The Collector’ sale at Christie’s28 May 2020
Christie’s series of sales titled ‘The Collector’, which take place in Paris, London and New York, are events which focus on traditional fields such as furniture, silver and ceramics. The latest London sale in this category is currently taking place as an online event running until June 1.
Novelty items shine at Sotheby’s prohibition-themed sale26 May 2020
An American silver-plated cocktail shaker fashioned as a lighthouse from c.1927-29 was among the lots commanding interest at Sotheby’s sale of prohibition-era items.
International Auction Previews of Books, Maps and Works on Paper – including a group of Franz Kafka documents26 May 2020
A selection of upcoming lots of books, maps and prints from auctions taking place around the world.
Sotheby’s sale of prohibition era items opens online18 May 2020
An online sale devoted to vintage bar ware and drinking accessories inspired by the Prohibition era is currently being staged by Sotheby’s New York.
Versailles auction to feature portrait of royal architect18 May 2020
This late-18th century French school portrait of Michel Louis Melan, architect to Louis XVI, will be offered for sale in Osenat’s auction titled La Royauté à Versailles to be held in the town on May 24.
The 18th century silver-mounted tomahawk that became a British war trophy18 May 2020
This rare and well-provenanced silver mounted and quillworked presentation pipe tomahawk is billed as a highlight of Morphy Auctions’ three-day May 27-29 sale in Denver, Pennsylvania.
John Ruskin's sketch of French cathedral emerges at Skinner18 May 2020
Both American and European works are on offer in Skinner’s wide-ranging sale of paintings and sculpture to be held live online in its Marlborough rooms on May 31.
Craftsman who supplied Fabergé features in New York auction alongside Picasso pottery18 May 2020
Several works by the celebrated master enamel craftsman Feodor Ruckert featured in the latest Russian works of art sale held by Doyle (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) in New York.
Senufo peoples statuette features in Paris tribal art sale18 May 2020
This unpublished carved wooden statuette from the Senufo peoples of south-east Mali, west Africa, is to be offered in a 154-lot sale of Tribal Art to be held on May 26 by Ader in its Paris, rue Favart rooms in collaboration with the Euvrard Fabre auction house.
Louis XIV vases stand out in summer sales at Christie’s Paris18 May 2020
Christie’s Paris rooms has announced a programme of 18 summer sales that it will be holding over May, June and July. These are a mixture of timed auctions and live online (huis clos) auctions.
English Arts & Crafts enamel plaques come to the fore in Cincinnati18 May 2020
Treadway’s (25/20/15% buyer’s premium) Spring sale in Cincinnati was led by examples of Tiffany glassware and a Gallé ceramic.