Latest News Articles by Anne Crane


Chinese hair ornaments are among Norie collection lots in Copenhagen sale

13 November 2017

This collection of late Qing dynasty Chinese hair ornaments fashioned as bats, flowers and foliage and set with kingfisher feathers, coral, jade and pearls is part of a group of 30 lots from the collection of Evelyn Williams Medows Norie (1862-1915) which is on offer at Bruun Rasmussen on November 29.

Vièrge à la Grenade, catalogued as Sandro Botticelli and studio

Sandro Botticelli at Paris auction – how much of this painting is by the hand of the master?

08 November 2017

Sandro Botticelli is one of the best-known names in the lexicon of art history and his Birth of Venus in the Uffizi is one of the world's most famous art images. Later this month a painting by the Renaissance master and his studio goes under the hammer at the Drouot auction centre in Paris.


All lots sold and record set in auction of 20 lots by designer Charlotte Perriand

06 November 2017

Artcurial’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) auction focus on Charlotte Perriand, the celebrated 20th century French designer and a current hot ticket in the design market, took the form of a select sale of just 20 lots chosen to showcase her strengths and versatility.


Diana as huntress leads trail of Drouot highlights

06 November 2017

Among recent highlights at the Drouot in Paris, Beaussant- Lefèvre’s (21.53% buyer’s premium inc VAT) classic sale of Old Masters, furniture and works of art on October 18 produced a substantial €265,000 (£240,910) for a modestly estimated bronze of the goddess Diana.


Csaky head crowns sale

06 November 2017

Masters of Design are very much in the spotlight in Paris at the moment. A week after Artcurial’s Charlotte Perriand sortie on October 31, Sotheby’s Paris (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) was mounting its traditional autumn sale devoted to major works from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, post-war and modern design periods.

Qianlong jade bowl

Dealer Shapero hosts Danish saleroom during Asian Art in London

04 November 2017

Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen is taking part in the ‘Asian Art in London’ event by staging a viewing of upcoming highlights at a London dealership.

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Gold leaf from Napoléon’s laurel crown to be auctioned in Fontainebleau

30 October 2017

It weighs just 10gms and measures only 4in (9cm) in length, but this gold laurel leaf is heavy with historical associations.


Paris Photo clicks into the autumn line-up

30 October 2017

Paris, like London, is in full fair swing in the autumn. Once Frieze closed in the UK capital, contemporary art galleries move across the Channel to the French capital for FIAC.

Highlights focus from auctions timed to coincide with Paris Photo

30 October 2017

Paris Photo also serves as an opportunity for Paris auction houses to mount their own photo fest. Sales taking place during early November to coincide with the event at the Grand Palais include dedicated auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and various firms at Drouot. Like the fair itself, the material on offer will range from contemporary works by living photographers through to pieces by some of the earliest pioneers.


New fair joins Paris autumn art and photo fest

30 October 2017

A new fair in a favourite Parisian location opens this month. Devoted to drawings, paintings and sculpture from the 16th century to today, Fine Arts Paris (FAP) will be staged from November 8-12 in the Palais Brongniart on the Place de la Bourse.


Antica Namur fair staged for 41st time

30 October 2017

While the French capital says hello to the new Fine Arts Paris fair, over in Namur in Belgium organisers are gearing up to mount the 41st staging of Antica Namur.

Bhupen Khakhar

Howard Hodgkin estate sale achieves £3.65m at Sotheby's auction

27 October 2017

Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection of the British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) raised a hammer total of £3.65m with 86% sold by lot in its Bond Street rooms on October 24.


Asian Art in London Awards: On the trail with the judges

26 October 2017

ATG’s commissioning editor, Anne Crane, is one of the panel given the task of deciding who and what should win the prestigious Asian Art in London Awards. Here, she provides an insight.

International auction previews

23 October 2017

A selection of stand-out lots from international auctions.

Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam

Dutch diversity – Amsterdam’s Tribal Art Fair gets set for latest staging

20 October 2017

The global tribal art fair circuit moves to The Netherlands this month with the 15th staging of its annual ‘Tribal Art Fair’ taking place in Amsterdam at the De Duif church on Prinsengracht.


Auction previews from Munich salerooms Quittenbaum

16 October 2017

ATG picks out a selection of highlights from upcoming auctions in Munich.

TEFAF NY edition falls into place for a second staging

09 October 2017

TEFAF’s move onto the New York scene, with a spring and autumn fair in the heart of Manhattan, swings into its next stage with the second edition of TEFAF New York Fall from October 28-November 1.


British potters steal the limelight in New York

02 October 2017

A 130-lot collection of studio pottery, featuring many of the best-known British names in the field, both past and present, was the focus of Cottone’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale of the estate of Annette McGuire Cravens in Geneseo, New York on September 22.

Finn Juhl furniture

Finn Juhl furniture grabs the attention at Nordic Masters auction

29 September 2017

Works by the highly-regarded Danish designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989) secured the three top slots in Bruun Rasmussen’s Nordic Masters design sale held in Copenhagen this week.

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Five fancies: highlights from the Florence Biennale

27 September 2017

The Biennale Internationale Dell’ Antiquariato di Firenze (Florence Antique Dealers Biennale) is one of two long-standing historic fairs staged in September, the other being La Biennale, Paris.