Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
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?
French dealers’ association SNA appoints Mathias Ary Jan as new president23 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.
Doyle New York to open Russian works of art department21 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.
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 birds fly into Texas saleroom15 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 gouaches on view in London prior to auction in Genoa04 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.
A moment in TV history – storyboard for the first British TV advert at auction25 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.
Indian miniatures snapped up at Sotheby’s24 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.
Bonhams to offer largest Coalport vase ever produced19 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.
Sixty ancient works from Ohio museum to be sold at Christie’s13 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 – French museums’ flavour of the month at auction09 October 2016
For the second time in a month a French museum has secured a painting by Hubert Robert.
Hidden attractions help cupboard to £60,00007 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.
Tintin, Astérix and The Smurfs – Comic-strip artwork on show in London prior to Paris auction04 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.
Picasso on tour – Swedish auction house bring Neuman collection to London03 October 2016
Swedish auction house Uppsala Auctionskammare are exhibiting a single-owner collection in London that includes half-a-dozen works by Picasso.
Monet sails into Hong Kong at upcoming Fine Art Asia fair30 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.
Versailles takes its pick and buys picture of the château orangerie28 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.
Eiffel Tower girder among lots up for auction at Drouot24 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?
Cabinet with royal provenance goes west to the Getty21 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 affair “belongs in the past", says French auctioneer body09 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.