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Frieze master: dealer sells Sartorios to the D’Orsay

30 January 2023

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has acquired two large paintings by Giulio Aristide Sartorio (1860-1932) from Rome dealership Antonacci Lapiccirella.

Louvre Museum, Paris

Auction sales bonanza in France

23 January 2023

At least five leading auction houses posted their best-ever annual figures in France for 2022, while others boasted exceptional sales during the year.

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Business boomed in a bumper 2022 for French auction houses

23 January 2023

Annual auction house results show strong performances boosted by single-owner collections in particular

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Locket dedicated to prince who was Napoleon devotee

23 January 2023

This 19th century French gold, enamel and gemset locket measures an impressive 5½in (13cm) across.

Volubilis sculpture

Art dealers Bowman sell sculpture to French museum

16 January 2023

The Camille Claudel Museum has unveiled its newly purchased Volubilis sculpture by Alfred Boucher.

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The Salvator Mundi effect: a market transformation

16 January 2023

Ever since the record-breaking $400m sale of Salvator Mundi at Christie’s back in 2017, the market seems to have become fascinated with other treatments of the subject.

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Socialite’s bedroom opened up

19 December 2022

Pieces that had decorated Paris home of a famous patron of the arts come to Fontainebleau auction

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Gallery puts Lartigue in limelight

19 December 2022

Compact Paris exhibition includes 19 works with a ‘super provenance’ to the artist’s wife

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Rare Colombe goes to the Louvre

12 December 2022

Terracotta Virgin and Child joined a handful of other known works after 2010 attribution

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Moses sketch marks early Manet work

12 December 2022

This youthful work by Edouard Manet (1832-83) was the top-seller in the Modern and Contemporary auction at Tajan (26/21/14% buyer’s premium) in Paris.

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Single-owner collection offers sizeable showcase of Lérat couple’s ceramics

12 December 2022

Jean (1913-92) and Jacqueline (1920- 2009) Lérat were artist ceramicists based in central France.

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Merged Paris fair brings back the crowds

12 December 2022

Over 17,000 visitors including representatives from French and foreign museums, major collectors and decorators attended the first staging of the newly merged fair Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.

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Timing was picture perfect for Paris photograph auction

28 November 2022

Staging a photo collection sale just as a specialist fair opened proved a great choice.

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Auction benefits from constructive thinking

28 November 2022

Paris auction Ader (28% buyer’s premium) was busy on the photographic front during Paris Photo.

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Bugatti for better and Wurst

21 November 2022

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is well known as an animalier sculptor creating studies of exotic animals that he observed in the zoos at Antwerp and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

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Richier sculptures consigned direct from her family

21 November 2022

An unpublished group of works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-59) that have remained with the artist’s family are to be auctioned.

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Ideal for collectors who enjoy the crack

21 November 2022

Single-owner group of mostly silver egg cups spanning two centuries opens a French auction

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Flemish tapestry hunted down after wartime wrongs

21 November 2022

A rare early 16th century Flemish tapestry that was part of an impressive imperial commission is coming up for sale in France in early December.

Chest of drawers

News in Brief – including Marie-Antoinette's furniture at Christie’s Paris

07 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including items once in the collection of Marie-Antoinette coming to Christie’s Paris.

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Watch collection offered in French saleroom included examples dating back to the 16th century

31 October 2022

A single-owner collection of watches assembled over many decades and spanning 500 years of horology was offered by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.