Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Early works of art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

BRAFA has long been a fair with a speciality in early (medieval and Renaissance) works of art, which is something that dates back to the years when it was a Belgian National fair in the city centre. It thus serves a venerable collecting tradition drawing in buyers from the local area and further afield.

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Tribal Art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Tribal art has long been a Belgian speciality due to the country’s colonial history in Africa. So it is not surprising to see this area well represented at BRAFA, with around a dozen participants in this field hailing from Paris, Brussels and as far away as Montreal.

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Curiosities at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Some of the works on offer at BRAFA are simply too quirky to fit into any time-honoured collecting category, but they are often responsible for creating an eyecatching draw to a particular stand.

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Collaborations and cross-cultural displays at Winter Bruneaf

15 January 2018

While BRAFA understandably dominates much of the cultural headlines during this period, it is not the only show in town.

George II walnut library armchair

Elegant English furniture leads offering at auction of New York interior decorator’s collection

12 January 2018

English Furniture, works of art and ceramics from two patrons of the arts are to go under the hammer at Doyle in New York next week.

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New York's Winter Antiques Show – join up for the 64th call to the Armory

08 January 2018

Venerable event has broadened out from Americana to offer an extensive range of items

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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Jason Jacques Gallery

08 January 2018

Jason Jacques’ eponymous Manhattan gallery specialises in art pottery, especially works from the 19th century and Art Nouveau period and work by modern studio potters. It is exhibiting for the first time this year at the 'Winter Antiques Show' in New York.

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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Peter Finer

08 January 2018

Peter Finer and his two sons Roland and Redmond specialise in antique arms and armour from the Bronze Age to the 19th century and they have been crossing the Atlantic to exhibit at the Winter Antiques Show for over 30 years. Here, they explain why.

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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Carol and Stephen Huber

08 January 2018

Carol and Stephen Huber from Connecticut deal in antique embroideries and are stalwarts of the Winter Antiques Show, having exhibited there for 25 years.

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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitors – Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval

08 January 2018

Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, the New York/Paris-based specialist in vintage and antique wallpapers, returns to the Winter Antiques Show this year in collaboration with another Paris dealership.

Marklin battleship

Unique Märklin battleship brings international competition to specialist toy auction

05 January 2018

The early tinplate boats produced by the German firm of Märklin are among the most sought-after items on the wish-list of vintage toy collectors.

Sanyu’s Pot of Flowers painting

Chinese artist Sanyu tops Paris auction at €6.9m

04 January 2018

The latest sale of Asian paintings held by Aguttes in Paris was led by a c.1930 work by the Chinese artist Sanyu (1901-66).

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Oceanic landmarks passed in Paris auctions

02 January 2018

Paris’ status as a centre of the tribal art market was underscored this season with a brace of high prices in the field of Oceanic art.

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Try a taste of further Big Apple fairs in January

01 January 2018

In addition to the 'Winter Antiques Show', another long-standing event on the January fairs scene in the Big Apple is the 'New York Ceramics & Glass Fair', which celebrates its 19th staging this year.

Artemesia Gentileschi painting at auction

Auction record set for Artemesia Gentileschi as painting of St Catherine of Alexandria sells in Paris auction

22 December 2017

A 17th century Old Master by Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1652) depicting St Catherine of Alexandria has set a new auction record for the artist in Paris.

Mammoth skeleton sold at auction

Mammoth skeleton bid to €430,000 at auction in France

22 December 2017

A rare complete mammoth skeleton from Siberia dating from the late Pleistocene era sold for a hammer price of €430,000 (£380,530) in a sale held by Aguttes in Lyons.

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Paris auction reveals another side to the talented Emile Zola

18 December 2017

The photographic archive of Emile Zola (1840-1902) was offered by Artcurial (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) on December 4 with over 90% of the 75 lots changing hands.

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Saucy stonework shows sex sells

18 December 2017

Haute Epoque, the French term given to early, largely pre-Renaissance, works of art, especially sculpture, featured in several Parisian sales in the winter high season.

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Lalique in the limelight

18 December 2017

René Lalique’s jewellery showing his characteristic but highly distinctive interpretation of Art Nouveau finds plenty of keen fans.

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Crib scenes set to bring seasonal cheer at Paris auction

18 December 2017

Realistically modelled crib figures are a particular speciality of southern European countries – the Santons of Provence being one well-known example. Another is the famous presepe figures from Naples.