Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Chelsea dealer sells George II table to Leeds’ Temple Newsam House16 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.
End of year design stars shine04 February 2017
Best selling names from auctions on both sides of the Atlantic in ATG’s selection of highlights
Napoleon’s object of desire – gold ring given to future Emperor's young love emerges at auction01 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.
Pick of the Week: Spencer Gore’s £54,000 garden view28 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).
Five favourites: ATG's top picks from around the BRAFA Art Fair21 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.
Take a trip to the Tour & Taxis21 January 2017
Capacity at the former industrial venue hosting first major fair of the year on the Continent
Pick of the Week: The self-portrait of an Orientalist photographer14 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.
Christie’s tops Paris market in year of ‘closure’ for Drouot14 January 2017
FOR the second year running Christie’s heads the list in the tally of annual turnover figures in France.
Dealers and auctioneers united14 January 2017
January extravaganza in New York brings together a wide range of fairs, exhibitions and sales...
Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels11 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.
Top story: Paris fair formula sprouts up in Brussels07 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.
Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC05 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.
€2.3m might of old Castile31 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.
French fair aims for triple crown31 December 2016
New fine art event’s organiser wants to mix paintings, drawings and sculpture at every stand
Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record22 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 statue of Saint Cecilia hits €2.3m top note in Paris auction16 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.
Giant price for giant anteater – Rembrandt Bugatti bronze takes €1.2m at Paris auction14 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.
President of new Paris fair Louis de Bayser says event will offer fine art across a wider field05 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 with royal connection emerges at Bonhams01 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.
Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for over €500,000 at Paris auction26 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?