Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

Mathias Ary Jan

French dealers’ association SNA appoints Mathias Ary Jan as new president

23 November 2016

The French national antique dealers’ association Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) has appointed Mathias Ary Jan as its new president at a meeting of the board of directors yesterday.

Mark Moehrke of Doyle New York

Doyle New York to open Russian works of art department

21 November 2016

New York auctioneers Doyle has announced that it is opening a Russian works of art department. It is run by Russian specialist Mark Moehrke, who has been appointed as the department’s vice president and director.

Prince Felix Youssoupov costume

What the Russian Prince wore to the ball…

16 November 2016

Like many Russian aristocrats born in the later years of the 19th century, Prince Felix Youssoupov (1887-1967) lived an extraordinary life both before and after the Russian Revolution.

Martin Brothers Wally bird

Martin Brothers birds fly into Texas saleroom

15 November 2016

The quirky characterful and very British art pottery created by the late 19th/early 20th century artist potters Wallace, Robert and Edwin Martin is as popular in the US as in its country of origin.

Canaletto gouache on paper

Canaletto gouaches on view in London prior to auction in Genoa

04 November 2016

Two unusual works by Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto (1697-1786), will be on display in a Mayfair Gallery this week prior to their sale at auction later in the month in Genoa, Italy.

Gibbs SR Toothpaste advert storyboard

A moment in TV history – storyboard for the first British TV advert at auction

25 October 2016

C&T Auctioneers will hold its first sale dedicated to mechanical, music scientific instruments and technical apparatus under its newly appointed specialist Laurence Fisher on November 2.

Shaykh Zayn al Din watercolour of a stork

Indian miniatures snapped up at Sotheby’s

24 October 2016

A near total sell-out greeted Sotheby’s sale of Indian miniatures from the Khosrovani-Diba collection offered as part of London’s Indian and Islamic art series.

Coalport vase

Bonhams to offer largest Coalport vase ever produced

19 October 2016

Coalport porcelain, like that produced at Derby, is renowned for its quality and decoration, drawing inspiration from work produced at the celebrated Sèvres factory.

Bronze cat from Toledo Museum of Art

Sixty ancient works from Ohio museum to be sold at Christie’s

13 October 2016

Antiquities from the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio are to be offered at Christie’s in New York this month to benefit the Museum’s acquisitions fund.

Hubert Robert painting

Hubert Robert – French museums’ flavour of the month at auction

09 October 2016

For the second time in a month a French museum has secured a painting by Hubert Robert.

Livery cupboard at Bonhams auction

Hidden attractions help cupboard to £60,000

07 October 2016

Livery cupboards are a pretty rare species in the oak lexicon but what makes the example shown here particularly unusual is its early date combined with the presence of drawers.

Albert Uderzo Asterix in Spain

Tintin, Astérix and The Smurfs – Comic-strip artwork on show in London prior to Paris auction

04 October 2016

Comic-strip art is a hugely popular auction category in France where it goes under the name of ‘Bande Dessinée’ and many specialist sales are staged.

Fillette au beret by Pablo Picasso

Picasso on tour – Swedish auction house bring Neuman collection to London

03 October 2016

Swedish auction house Uppsala Auctionskammare are exhibiting a single-owner collection in London that includes half-a-dozen works by Picasso.

Claude Monet oil painting Normandy

Monet sails into Hong Kong at upcoming Fine Art Asia fair

30 September 2016

Fine Art Asia, the international fine art and antiques fair in Hong Kong, will open its doors with an invitation-only preview on October 1.

Orangerie at Versailles by Hubert Robert

Versailles takes its pick and buys picture of the château orangerie

28 September 2016

The Château of Versailles exercised its right of pre-emption to acquire an 18th century painting of its orangerie that was offered at auction.

Paris Metro seats

Eiffel Tower girder among lots up for auction at Drouot

24 September 2016

Fancy owning a piece of the Eiffel Tower, the ceiling from a Parisian boulangerie or butcher’s shop or an old seat from the Metro?

Pietra Dure cabinet

Cabinet with royal provenance goes west to the Getty

21 September 2016

Not many cabinets can have been owned by a pope and a king but a piece of furniture bought by the J Paul Getty Museum at Sotheby’s Paris can make that proud claim.

Drouot

Drouot affair “belongs in the past", says French auctioneer body

09 September 2016

The sentencing of former porters and auctioneers in Paris this week for the organised theft of thousands of artworks means the affair “belongs in the past”, the head of France’s auctioneering body told ATG.

Haida hat

Hold on to your hat: Paris' annual Parcours des Mondes gets off to a good start

09 September 2016

The Parcours des Mondes, Paris' annual tribal trail and one of the biggest commercial gatherings in this collecting area, opened on September 6.

Cécile Bernard of Sotheby’s France

Cécile Bernard appointed managing director of Sotheby’s France

05 September 2016

Sotheby’s have announced the appointment of Cécile Bernard as managing director of Sotheby’s France.