Latest News Articles by Anne Crane


Nadia Ortiz Patino porcelain on offer in Paris

21 May 2018

Around 50 lots of French porcelain from the collection formed by Nadia Ortiz Patino of the famous collecting family are to be offered in a June 6 sale at Drouot, to be held by Thierry de Maigret under the expertise of Hervé de la Verrie.

Ancient Greek carved ivory horse’s head

Classical Greek ivory sculpture bid to £150,000 at auction in Monaco

19 May 2018

Examples of classical Greek sculpture carved from a piece of ivory are rare survivors. A small horse’s head, executed with a considerable degree of naturalism from this fragile organic material, proved highly sought-after when it came up for auction in Monaco.


Chiparus figures headline Fischer collection at Tajan

14 May 2018

The eclectic collection of Dr Georg Fischer goes under the hammer at Tajan in its Paris rooms on May 23.


Vintage toys walk down the avenue into New Jersey auction

14 May 2018

Three sessions devoted to antique and vintage toys over two days take place at RSL Auctions in New Jersey on June 2-3.


Orientalist view of the Pyramids emerges at Madrid auction

14 May 2018

In its auction series in Madrid from May 22-24, Segre Subastas will offer 'The Pyramids of Giza' by the Orientalist artist Charles-Théodore Frère (Paris 1814-88).


Thomire candlesticks offered at Duran Subastas sale

14 May 2018

This pair of ormolu candlesticks by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) will feature in the May 24 auction at Duran Subastas in Madrid.


Pietro Liberi's Allegory of Spring unveiled in Rome auction

14 May 2018

This Allegory of Spring by the 17th century Italian artist Pietro Liberi (Padua 1605-Venice 1687) is one of the works in the May 21 auction of Old Master paintings and furnishings that opens Babuino’s next auction series in Rome.

London Underground poster designed by Man Ray

Man Ray’s London Underground poster is star lot of New York auction

11 May 2018

Man Ray’s eye-catching 1938 promotional poster for the London Underground was the toast of Swann Auction Galleries’ recent graphic design auction in New York.


French auctioneers’ showcase kicks off this month

30 April 2018

The last weekend of the month, May 25-27, is given over to the latest staging of the Journées Marteau (Art Auctioneers Days) held by the French auctioneers’ association SYMEV.

Greek horse's head

Ancient Greek horse’s head rears up at Monaco auction

30 April 2018

Survivals of ancient classical sculpture carved from ivory are incredibly rare, so the appearance on the market of this naturalistically carved ancient Greek horse’s head is a notable occasion.


Rare London Underground poster designed by Man Ray to be auctioned in New York

30 April 2018

A classic, rare 1938 poster for the London Underground designed by the Surrealist artist Man Ray is one of the highlights of a graphic design sale to be held by Swann Galleries on May 3.


Decorative arts in focus at auction in Maryland

30 April 2018

Weschlers’ mixed-owner Capital Collections sale in Rockville, Maryland, on May 11 will offer a very wide range of fine and decorative arts.


TEFAF leaps into second spring

30 April 2018

New York City hosts another edition as the fair format becomes established in the US


Famous names of British photography come to auction in Philadelphia

26 April 2018

Included in Freeman’s Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Philadelphia will be 32 lots of photographs by some of the best known names in British photography.


Multiple faces of the pastel portrait

23 April 2018

In this second part of ATG’s review of the various events held during Paris drawings week, we turn the spotlight onto one particular medium: the pastel portrait.


John Schaeffer sale in Sydney

23 April 2018

When John Schaeffer visited the pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1984 it changed the course of his art enthusiasm.


Chicago sale casts its spell

23 April 2018

A sale devoted to 700 lots of magic memorabilia is to be held by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago on April 28.


Peintures Bordelaises dedicated sale in Bordeaux

23 April 2018

On April 28 the Bordeaux auction house Briscadieu is holding a sale devoted to Peintures Bordelaises – featuring scenes by a mix of local artists and those from further afield who visited this picturesque region. An idea started in 2015, this is the auctioneers’ third such themed sale.


Costume sale suits Pennsylvania auction house

23 April 2018

Helen Larson was a keen collector of costume, especially pieces with historical associations. She spent half a century building up a collection that encompassed early costume, couture and pieces with historical or celebrity provenance, helped by her friend Doris Langley Moore who founded the Costume Museum in Bath.

Washington letter

American War of Independence letters head to auction on both sides of the Atlantic

19 April 2018

Letters from some of the famous participants in the American War of Independence written during the conflict will feature in sales on both sides of the Atlantic over the coming weeks.