Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

Antique George II table

Chelsea dealer sells George II table to Leeds’ Temple Newsam House

16 February 2017

The London dealer Godson and Coles of Fulham Road has concluded the sale of this George II period brass-inlaid mahogany metamorphic table to Temple Newsam House.

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End of year design stars shine

04 February 2017

Best selling names from auctions on both sides of the Atlantic in ATG’s selection of highlights

Napoleon ring given to Caroline du Colombier

Napoleon’s object of desire – gold ring given to future Emperor's young love emerges at auction

01 February 2017

A gold ring set with a carved ivory scene given by the young Napoleon Bonaparte to an early love, Caroline du Colombier, is coming up for auction in Fontainebleau, France next month.

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Pick of the Week: Spencer Gore’s £54,000 garden view

28 January 2017

THIS landscape by Camden Town school artist Spencer Gore (1878-1914) proved to be the highlight of Cheffins’ art and design sale in Cambridge on January 12 when it sold for £54,000 (plus 22.5% buyer’s premium).

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Five favourites: ATG's top picks from around the BRAFA Art Fair

21 January 2017

Anne Crane selects five works which caught her eye at the BRAFA Fine Art fair which is on until January 29 at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels.

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Take a trip to the Tour & Taxis

21 January 2017

Capacity at the former industrial venue hosting first major fair of the year on the Continent

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Pick of the Week: The self-portrait of an Orientalist photographer

14 January 2017

THIS intriguing full-plate daguerreotype by the photographer Camille Dolard (1810-84) was the toast of the photographic section of Baron Ribeyre/Millon’s sale of the Gerard Lévy collection at Drouot on December 20.

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Christie’s tops Paris market in year of ‘closure’ for Drouot

14 January 2017

FOR the second year running Christie’s heads the list in the tally of annual turnover figures in France.

Dealers and auctioneers united

14 January 2017

January extravaganza in New York brings together a wide range of fairs, exhibitions and sales...

London dealers Finch and Co stand at BRAFA

Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels

11 January 2017

Over 130 dealers will start setting out their stands next week as the BRAFA art fair, Belgium’s premier art and antiques show, opens in Brussels on January 21.

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Top story: Paris fair formula sprouts up in Brussels

07 January 2017

PARIS Tableau, the dedicated fair for Old Masters, which ran for five years in the French capital before it merged with the Biennale des Antiquaires this year, is to open a Brussels edition.

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Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC

05 January 2017

The hive of art world activity in the Big Apple in January kicks off with the New York International Numismatic Convention, or NYINC, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria.

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€2.3m might of old Castile

31 December 2016

A CASTILIAN medieval alabaster statue of St Cecilia playing a portable organ pulverised an estimate of €80,000-100,000 to sell for €2.3m (£1.9m) at the Drouot last week.

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French fair aims for triple crown

31 December 2016

New fine art event’s organiser wants to mix paintings, drawings and sculpture at every stand

Qianlong Emperor seal

Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record

22 December 2016

A Chinese hardstone imperial seal set a record at Drouot in Paris on when Pierre Bergé & Associés sold this impressively carved 4in (10.5cm) square specimen, inscribed 'Qianlong Yu Bi Zhi Bao', for a hammer price of €17.5m (£14.58m).

 alabaster statuette of Saint Cecilia

Alabaster statue of Saint Cecilia hits €2.3m top note in Paris auction

16 December 2016

A small Castilian mediaeval alabaster statue of Saint Cecilia playing a portable organ led a strong selection of traditional art and antiques in the Paris pre-Christmas auctions at Hotel Drouot.

Rembrandt Bugatti bronze anteater

Giant price for giant anteater – Rembrandt Bugatti bronze takes €1.2m at Paris auction

14 December 2016

This Rembrandt Bugatti bronze of ‘The Giant Anteater’ (Le Grand Fourmilier) more than lived up to its status as the potential star at a recent auction in Paris.

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President of new Paris fair Louis de Bayser says event will offer fine art across a wider field

05 December 2016

The organisers of Fine Arts Paris, the new fair to be staged in the French capital in November 2017, have revealed more details about the concept.

Vincennes porcelain jug

Vincennes porcelain jug with royal connection emerges at Bonhams

01 December 2016

This French porcelain hot water jug, or ‘pot à eau’ was made at the Vincennes factory in 1754, probably for the Dauphine Maria Josepha. The mother of King Louis XVI, who was guillotined during the French Revolution, she was an important patron of Vincennes.

Eiffel Tower staircase at auction

Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for over €500,000 at Paris auction

26 November 2016

Like the Statue of Liberty or Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower is symbolic of the skyline of one of the world’s great cities. The ultimate Parisian souvenir, sold in model form to tourists round the world, what would you give to have a piece of the real thing to take home?