Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Extensive collection of Picasso ceramics appears at Sotheby's auction06 April 2017
Eighty-six lots of ceramics by Pablo Picasso come up for sale on April 10 in Sotheby’s annual dedicated auction in London.
Rodin turns heads in Paris and Pau05 April 2017
With this year marking the centenary of the sculptor’s death, Auguste Rodin is much in the news. While the Grand Palais in Paris is marking the event with a major exhibition, Fraysse et Associés sold a 2ft 1in (64cm) high lifetime cast bronze figural group for €1.55m (£1.35m) at Drouot on March 22.
Show your metal05 April 2017
Included among the objects section of many sales featuring oak and vernacular material there are often examples of early metalware.
International previews: Rome05 April 2017
Included in the April 10 sale of Old Masters, antique furniture, ceramics and works of art that is part of Babuino’s sale series in Rome this month is this small painting by the early 17th century Flemish artist Roelant Savery.
International previews: Maine05 April 2017
A highlight of James D Julia’s latest arms and militaria sale on April 11 is this rare Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund sword, one of 23 awarded to captains who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar.
Fettercairn Jewel returns to Scotland05 April 2017
Enforcing its Scottish significance, a Renaissance gold pendant known as the Fettercairn Jewel has been bought by the National Museums Scotland.
International previews: Paris – St Ouen01 April 2017
A grand suite of drawing room furniture that was commissioned from a 19th century Italian antique dealer and revivalist furniture designer for a Venetian palazzo, as part of a mid-19th century makeover, has been rediscovered by the Parisian dealer Marc Maison.
International previews: San Sebastián01 April 2017
This 17th century Hispano Filipino sculpture of the dying Christ will feature in the next auction at Anteo Subastas in San Sebastián in Spain on April 25.
International previews: Stuttgart01 April 2017
On March 30 Nagel in Stuttgart is devoting a specialist sale to modern and contemporary art from the collection of Roland Hänssel, who founded the art publishing house Manus Presse in 1961.
International previews: Paris01 April 2017
Any item of African tribal art dating before the 19th century counts as a rarity, but the sculpture to be offered by Christie’s in Paris on April 4 is remarkable not only for its age but also its quality and prestigious provenance.
International previews: Zurich01 April 2017
Balthasar Van der Ast (c.1593-1657) is considered by many to be one of the most important Dutch still-life painters of the 17th century.
Bushels boost bumper sale01 April 2017
Seven bestsellers from significant Scottish and Welsh house contents sales30 March 2017
Just like buses, you wait a long time and then three significant house contents sales turn up at once. This week saw the auction of items from the Scottish families the Forbes of Pitsligo and the Earls and Marquesses of Lothian at Sotheby’s. This was followed the next day at Bonhams by the sale of the contents of Lord Harlech's Welsh family home Glyn Cywarch in Gwynedd. A selection of the highlights are pictured here:
Auguste Rodin sculptures turn heads at Paris auctions28 March 2017
Auguste Rodin is very much in the news at the moment. 2017 marks the centenary of the death of the French sculptor, who was the most famous exponent of the medium in his time, and the Grand Palais in Paris is celebrating the event with a major exhibition.
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: 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.
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.
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.