Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Luminaries of Italian mid-century design

26 November 2018

Italy, like many European countries whose economies were ravaged during the war, had to face the challenge of picking itself up and starting afresh once hostilities were over.

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Market focus on the mid-century design masters

26 November 2018

Born partly out of necessity and partly out of a reaction to austerity, British design in the immediate post-war era underwent a flowering of innovation with new styles, new materials and a fresh impetus that resulted in a very different class of furniture.

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Tajan to offer Leonardo drawing after ‘national treasure’ deadline expires

14 November 2018

French auction house Tajan has announced a date next year for the sale of the Leonardo da Vinci drawing that it discovered in 2016.

A marquetry commode by Emile Gallé

‘Japonisme’: 7 lots from Christie’s themed sale showing Japanese influence on Western art

12 November 2018

It is 150 years since the beginning of the Meiji era in Japan and 160 since the country finally opened up to foreign trading after years of isolation.

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Tiara with Danish royal provenance emerges in Copenhagen auction

12 November 2018

This diamond and sapphire tiara, which is to be offered for sale by Bruun Rasmussen on November 30 in Copenhagen, has a long and distinguished Danish royal provenance.

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18th century Scottish Doune pistols offered in Pennsylvania

12 November 2018

The Scottish gun-making workshop of Doune in Perthshire produced pistols that were a firearm of choice for highland clansmen but were also favoured by wealthy socialites.

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Another section of the Eiffel Tower's staircase to be offered at Artcurial in Paris

12 November 2018

Artcurial has made something of a habit of offering parts of the Eiffel Tower, pieces that were removed as part of periodic restorations of the famous landmark on the Paris skyline.

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Louis XVI secrétaire emerges at Drouot sale

12 November 2018

Art Richelieu Castor-Hara is offering a single-owner French collection featuring Old Masters and modern paintings, and classic furniture in a sale at Drouot.

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Rare Native American pipe offered in Boston

12 November 2018

A North-west Coast Tlingit pipe in the form of a bear will be offered at an upcoming auction in Boston.

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Musical bracket clock offered at latest horological auction in Massachusetts

12 November 2018

Fontaine’s in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is holding one of its periodic horological auctions on November 17.

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Colonial silver portable altarpiece consigned to San Sebastian sale

12 November 2018

Anteo Subastas in San Sebastian, Spain, is offering an example of a Mexican colonial silver devotional altarpiece in its next auction on November 28.

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Jiajing armorial dish emerges at Portuguese auction

12 November 2018

Veritas will offer a Jiajing armorial dish (c.1530-50) in its next auction in Lisbon on November 27-29.

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Leon Kossoff's view of King's Cross appears at Sydney sale

12 November 2018

A London scene by an important Modern British painter will be offered at Deutscher and Hackett in Sydney on November 28.

A Vincennes soft paste porcelain dish

Pre-emptions in Paris: Four of the latest museum purchases at the Drouot auction centre

05 November 2018

The right of French museums to claim a lot offered at auction as soon as the final price is determined by the fall of the hammer always adds an extra dimension to any auction in France.

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Sales in North America: previews of 10 upcoming lots including a Maurice Guiraud-Rivier figure

05 November 2018

A selection of preview highlights from upcoming American auctions, including a terracotta bust by Maurice Guiraud-Rivier.

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Books from Ireland's Dromoland castle offered in Florida auction

05 November 2018

The sale to held by Blackwell auctions in Florida on November 10 will include a selection of books from the library of Dromoland Castle, the Irish castle in County Clare where the historic ‘Armada table’ sold last month by Adam’s in Drogheda, Ireland, for €360,000 was housed for 300 years (ATG No 2364).

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Five images from pioneer photographers on sale in Paris

29 October 2018

November is a major month in the Paris calendar for photograph events. The central focus is the mammoth Paris Photo fair at the Grand Palais which opens to the public from November 8-11.

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Fine Arts Paris: French capital gets set for young fair with new venue and expanded exhibitor list

29 October 2018

Fine Arts Paris is the young November arrival on the fairs scene in the French capital. Launched last year, it celebrates its second staging in a new venue with a much enlarged exhibitor list.

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New venue helps art fair Fine Arts Paris expand

23 October 2018

'Fine Arts Paris', the new November fair in the French capital launched last year, celebrates its second staging in a new venue with an enlarged exhibitor list.

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Sales in France: Paris – Binoche et Giquello

22 October 2018

Tribal art is very much a strength of the Paris art market, with sales taking place throughout the year.