Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Mozart at the auction double16 December 2019
Musical manuscript and portrait on song in salerooms.
Italian images of the Virgin and Child feature in French gallery10 December 2019
The Madonna, Eternal Woman is the title of Paris Old Master picture dealer Galerie G Sarti’s autumn exhibition which continues at the gallery on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré until December 20.
Napoleon’s boots march out of auction with €91,000 bid09 December 2019
A pair of boots owned by Napoleon which were worn by him during his exile on the island of St Helena have been sold at auction in France.
Portrait of mystery rich lady09 December 2019
This portrait by Nicolas Régnier (1588-1657) of a richly attired lady possibly depicts Maria Farnese and appears to have been executed when the artist was in Modena where he painted several portraits of members of the d’Este court.
Lioness bronze set to roar into auction09 December 2019
Besch holds its traditional winter sale series from December 27-31 at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. Wines, champagne and spirits; Impressionist and Modern art; designer watches, pens, jewellery and coins all feature.
Japanese Meiji period cabinet offered in Maryland sale09 December 2019
A Japanese Meiji period shibayama inlaid lacquer shodana will feature in the Asian works of art section of Weschler’s Capital Collections auction on December 13 in Rockville, Maryland.
Meet Snaggletooth and Greedo09 December 2019
Bruneau closes the year with a December 14 sale of Comics and Toys, for which Travis Landry, its director of pop culture, will join forces with ‘event entertainment company’ Altered Reality Entertainment.
Pair of 18th century plaques09 December 2019
A pair of Castelli maiolica plaques will feature in Artcurial’s mixed-discipline sale of furniture and works of art in Paris on December 16-17.
Prince charming doll by Jumeau09 December 2019
On January 11-12 the specialist doll auction firm Theriault’s will be offering the collection of an American heiress, the late Huguette Clark.
Vintage Italian magic items in an American auction09 December 2019
A selection of books relating to conjuring dating back to the 17th century is one of the features of the latest Potter & Potter Magic sale to be held on December 14 in Chicago.
Chinese porcelain vase is surprise star of dedicated Asian art sale07 December 2019
The main series of Asian works of art sales in Paris takes place during December. Auctions include dedicated sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Artcurial and Tajan while the Drouot auction centre has no fewer than 15 auctions wholly or partly dedicated to this field.
Major Old Master sale in France as New York’s Metropolitan Museum buys late-Gothic painting for €5m05 December 2019
An Old Master painting by a mid-14th century painter who was active in Bohemia drew dramatic competition at a small auction house in France last week. It was knocked down at €5m (£4.27m) to a dealer acting for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Market-fresh Pierre Soulages painting brings international competition in Paris auction04 December 2019
One of the highest auction prices for a painting by Pierre Soulages (b.1919) came in a recent sale held in Paris.
More accessible options at Paris Old Master sales02 December 2019
Plenty of opportunities were available to purchase Old Master or 19th century works for more affordable prices across Paris last month. Pictured here are three works from recent auctions.
Works by followers and pupils of Leonardo da Vinci highlight French Old Master sales02 December 2019
Old Masters are much to the fore in the calendar across Europe at this time in the auction season.
Flemish artist provides Drouot with winning touch02 December 2019
The Bordoni and the Luini were not the only strong results achieved in the Drouot auction centre in the November sales.
The Château de Pontchartrain provenance provides lustre to Drouot and Sotheby's auctions02 December 2019
The Château de Pontchartrain and the Phélypeaux family who lived there for almost two centuries was much in evidence as a provenance in the recent sales in Paris.
Starr's encaustic-ware amphora back on market a decade later25 November 2019
A more recent purchase for the Starrs was this late-18th century, 10¼in (26cm) high, black basalt two handled amphora, from the section of encaustic-decorated wares that were inspired by classical attic vases.
Henry Arnhold’s sale led by Meissen blue and white saucer dish at Sotheby's25 November 2019
The most expensive piece in Sotheby’s Arnhold sale was a lot that made a dramatic increase on its $4000-6000 estimate. This 7½in (19.5cm) diameter blue and white saucer dish (below) was an early example of blue and white Meissen from c.1721-22 that had Japanese Palace inventory marks.
Single sources boost traditional ceramics25 November 2019
High selling rates at two American salerooms show how the market can absorb traditional ceramics in volume when estimates are realistic