Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Jardinieres take root in Maine auction

14 February 2022

The varied mixed-discipline Winter Enchantment sale to be held in Maine by Thomaston Place auctions over three days from February 25-27 will include a sizeable glass and ceramics section.

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Matisse goes it alone

07 February 2022

As part of its So Unique series of single-lot auctions, Millon will be selling this painting by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in Paris.

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The faces of Napoleon’s family

07 February 2022

Small bust in bronze and wax model were produced by the goldsmith to the emperor

Galleries team up for a Brussels fair taster

07 February 2022

With Brussels’ major art and antiques fair BRAFA postponed from its usual January slot until June, a group of exhibitors have got together to present a foretaste of the type of pieces on offer later in the year at Brussels Expo in galleries around the city under the title Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA.

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Fang mask helps if you want to keep a secret

07 February 2022

A striking and well-provenanced example of an African mask from the Fang peoples of Gabon is to appear at an auction in the south of France on March 26.

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Photos anniversary sale celebration at Swann

07 February 2022

Seventy years ago in 1952 Swann Galleries in New York held the first auction dedicated to photographs in the US.

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New saleroom Art Research Paris starts with jewellery

31 January 2022

ARP (Art Research Paris), a new auction house opening in the French capital on the Faubourg Saint Honoré, is holding an inaugural sale of over 200 lots of jewellery on February 10.

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Chardin set for a sweet €12m-15m at Artcurial

31 January 2022

Artcurial will offer a painting by the French artist Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), 'Le panier de fraises des bois' (The Basket of Wild Strawberries), at its auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings in Paris on March 23.

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Léger takes the leisurely approach

31 January 2022

This gouache by Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Les Loisirs, will be one of the highlights of the next sale at Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, on February 6.

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How majolica mania takes over

31 January 2022

Couple of friends amassed extensive collections that led to a book and a major exhibition

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French auction sales firmly show recovery from Covid

24 January 2022

Auction totals for 2021 underline the strong recovery since the start of the pandemic

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Dufy’s double value from British sporting events

24 January 2022

Two British sporting scenes by French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) were among the best-sellers in auctions held within a day of each other on either side of the Atlantic.

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Image of Mickey Mouse challenging pirate to a duel offered at Heritage Auctions

24 January 2022

A rare black and white Disney production image of Mickey Mouse will feature as one of the highlights in the Animation Art auction at Heritage in Dallas from February 4-7.

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Go on Amber

15 January 2022

There will be no shortage of international travel destinations featured in Potter & Potter’s next vintage posters auction in Chicago.

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Manet keeps it simple

10 January 2022

Edouard Manet’s (1832-83) small-scale works have always enjoyed a keen following alongside his larger more finished paintings.

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German toys star but US money bank tops sale

10 January 2022

An early Märklin Central Station dating from c.1901-10 and made for the English market was one of the top-sellers in the large autumn toys sale held by Bertoia (20% buyer’s premium).

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London candlesticks on offer in Pennsylvania

10 January 2022

Pook & Pook will hold a wide-ranging Americana and International auction on January 13-14 in Downington, Pennsylvania.

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Ribera’s portrayal of repentance

10 January 2022

A 17th century Old Master painting of the repentant St Peter by the Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) was the highlight of a sale held by Gros & Delettrez (30% buyer’s premium) in Paris when it sold for €1.1m (£940,070).

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One Hand’s battle shield from Little Big Horn on offer

03 January 2022

The sale of Native American art and artefacts at Thomaston Place in Maine on January 14 will include a collection of historical items that mostly date from the 14-year period between the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.

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Boudin races up to record price

03 January 2022

View of French resort comes from collection assembled over decades by a dealer and his wife.