Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

Tudor oak panel Bonhams auction

Fine Tudor oak panel fetches king’s ransom

10 March 2016

Very much the pièce de résistance of Bonhams’ first oak interior sale held in their New Bond Street rooms was the final lot of the day, a 23 x 17in (58.5 x 44.5cm) Tudor oak panel carved in high relief with a portrait of a king holding an orb and sceptre, thought to represent King John.

Paul Iribe Nautile chair

Unique variant of Paul Iribe’s Nautile armchair takes €180,000 in Paris

26 February 2016

Paul Iribe’s ‘Nautile’ armchair is one of the most striking proto-Art Deco designs, with its sleek swept-back lines and low armrests formed as a tight nautilus shell spiral.

Bonhams Home and Interiors sales

Wilkinson repackages Bonhams’ sales in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh

19 February 2016

Bonhams are to launch a new range of monthly Home & Interiors auctions in both their Knightsbridge and Edinburgh rooms.

Paul de Lamerie silver tureen

De Lamerie tureen takes $90,000

12 February 2016

This 18½in (47cm) George II silver soup tureen by the goldsmith Paul de Lamerie featured in Doyle’s latest sale of furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings in New York.

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BRAFA 2016 – bigger and better

05 February 2016

BRAFA, the Brussels art fair, opened its doors last month for its 61st edition, boosted in space and exhibitors by a new extension.

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Diggelmann doubles auction high for a ski poster

03 February 2016

A new auction high for a ski poster was established at Christie’s South Kensington’s annual Ski sale, held on January 21, when this 1934 colour lithograph advertising the attractions of the Swiss resort of Gstaad sold for £62,000 (plus premium).

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James I watch makes £850,000 at Sotheby’s

31 December 2015

The market for traditional antiques ended 2015 on a high with a series of spectacular individual prices posted in London and New York in mid-December.

Like Day and Night – figures restored and sell at Bonhams

07 December 2015

A 21in (53cm) pair of late 19th century Meissen figures emblematic of Day and Night after the models by Heinrich Schwabe were sold by Bonhams in support of West Dean College’s full-time ceramics conservation programme.

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John Winter sale at Sotheby’s recalls former director’s passion for Italy

04 December 2015

Sotheby’s will rekindle their connections with former director John Winter this month thanks to a 186-lot single-owner sale in New Bond Street.

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Modern masters head to Tajan’s sale in Paris

03 December 2015

This 11 x 7in (29 x 20cm) Tête de Femme by Alexej Von Jawlensky is one of over 170 works by a roster of some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art that will feature in a two-part single-owner sale to be held by Tajan in Paris next week.

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Spanish royalty on offer in Madrid

01 December 2015

A pair of royal portraits by the Spanish artist Miguel Jacinto Meléndez (1679-1734) go on sale at auction in Madrid this month.

Paris Tableau to join new Biennale

20 November 2015

Paris Tableau, the specialist Old Masters fair, announced midway through its run this month that from next year it would become part of the new annual Biennale des Antiquaires.

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An £800,000 toast for Gujarati tray

16 October 2015

The highlight of Bonhams’ latest sale of Islamic and Indian art in London was this rare Gujarati mother-of-pearl artwork of early date and exceptional size.

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New highs for Lucie Rie and Peder Moos as Phillips’ design sale gives boost to London hub

15 October 2015

London’s growing importance as a hub for Modern design – boosted with the imminent return of sales at Sotheby’s – was underlined this month with records at Phillips in Mayfair.

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Rare Boccaccio manuscript at Florence Biennale

18 September 2015

Florence’s longstanding Antiques Fair, the ‘Biennale Internationale dell’ Antiquariato di Firenze’, opens next week in the city’s 17th century Palazzo Corsini, running from September 26 to October 4.

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Parcours reaches ‘optimum’ size, says director

15 September 2015

The ‘Parcours des Mondes’, Paris’ annual tribal art trail, began last week in the Saint Germain quarter of the city.

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Bow tiny toy cup makes serious money in Yorkshire

04 September 2015

Size and value often have an inverse relationship in the antiques world where small can be beautiful.

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Dutko to join growing Mayfair design hub

24 August 2015

Mayfair’s growing status as a design hotspot has been underlined by the news that another Parisian Art Deco dealer and specialist will open a gallery there in early October. Jean-Jacques Dutko is taking space in Davies Street.

Dealer backs move to change US ivory trade ban

27 July 2015

A London dealer has welcomed a new wide-ranging bill aimed at amending the law passed in the US last year banning the commercial trade in elephant ivory.

Artcurial enhance Monaco presence

21 July 2015

Paris auction house Artcurial have formed a new subsidiary to conduct regular sales in Monaco.