Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Dunand goes wild for an Art Deco panel

03 January 2022

An unpublished lacquer panel by Jean Dunand (1877-1942), the Art Deco artist/designer who was one of the masters of the medium, was one of the highlights in a 45-lot white-glove auction held by Ferri (28.8% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Drouot in Paris.

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Classic Castellani jewellery creates Boston bidding demand

20 December 2021

This classic example of the archaeological revivalist techniques that were so fashionable in jewellery making in the second half of the 19th century was one of the top-selling lots at Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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Sizeable sideboard by Ruhlmann on offer in Connecticut

20 December 2021

More than 700 lots of jewellery, silver, fine art, rugs, furnishings, and decorative and ethnographic art are to be offered by Nadeau’s on New Year’s Day.

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Artist portrayed by artist: two prominent Russian avant-garde figures

20 December 2021

A painting that involved two prominent figures in the field of Russian avant-garde art in the early 20th century proved to be a high point in Paris.

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Fine example of René Magritte's Surrealism comes from Swiss collector who moved to the US

20 December 2021

A select 13-lot auction of works from the collection of Amalia de Schulthess at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in New York on December 7 was led at $8.4m (£6.36m) by a classic René Magritte (1896-1967) Surrealist painting.

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Hans Coper pot comes in at a hefty $260,000

20 December 2021

When Phillips held an auction in London on November 10 in association with Maak Contemporary Ceramics of selections from the collection of Dr John P Driscoll, it produced a number of record-breaking prices for Hans Coper (1920-81) and ended with a new auction high for the studio potter of £520,000 (ATG No 2518).

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Egyptian trio takes the top auction honours at Hindman

20 December 2021

Ancient Egyptian works in stone and metal were the three best-sellers in the latest auction of antiquities and ethnographic artefacts at Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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A nice little urner from Chardin

13 December 2021

Genre scene sets a new high for French artist inspired by Dutch and Flemish paintings.

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From 14 Inca emperors to one conquistador

13 December 2021

This series of Peruvian paintings of the 14 Inca emperors plus the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro featured in a sale held in Barcelona .

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Mucha moved from ads to Slavic folk art and myth

13 December 2021

This oil on canvas of a white-robed young couple by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was sold for $800,000 (£601,505) in Chicago on December 2.

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Mountain route comes to auction by descent

13 December 2021

A large and impressive painting of a lush Indonesian tropical landscape by Raden Saleh (1811-80) was sold in Paris on December 2 for €1.7m (£1.45m).

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Big Cats Art Deco style

13 December 2021

This lacquer panel by the French Art Deco master of the medium, Jean Dunand (1877-1942), will feature in a sale held by Ferri at Drouot on December 17.

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Dufy goes sailing at Cowes

13 December 2021

Besch is holding a sale series in Cannes that will offer a mix of fine wines, jewellery and watches, Impressionist and Modern art and decorative arts.

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Bidders spellbound in the US

06 December 2021

Single-owner collections offer magical selections days apart in two salerooms

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Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.

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How to buy Mona Lisa for €210,000

22 November 2021

Leonardo Da Vinci’s work has long held a fascination, as a near-contemporaneous copy confirms

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Sleek Printz designs from Casablanca villa up for auction

22 November 2021

A group of sleek Deco furnishings designed in the 1930s by Eugène Printz (1879-1948) for a villa in Casablanca went under the hammer at Briscadieu (23% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Bordeaux.

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Silver: give it a swirl in Paris

22 November 2021

A collection of silver assembled over half a century by a Brussels general practitioner with a passion for 18th century French silver is to be offered for sale by Dupont & Associés, Morlaix Enchères, at Drouot in Paris on December 6.

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Wedgwood fairyland tale in New York

22 November 2021

Rounding off the Wedgwood section of Skinner’s December 3 auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts is a small selection of Fairyland lustre ware.

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Domenico Gnoli painting stars in single-lot sale at Millon

22 November 2021

On December 2, as part of its So Unique series launched in April, Millon holding a single-lot sale in Paris of a painting by the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli (1933-70) which has been in a private collection for over 45 years.