Bonhams

Bonhams is an auction house with headquarters in the UK. It operates two London salerooms as well as others in Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

In 2000, Bonhams was merged with Brooks, a specialist Classic Car auctioneer, and Phillips Son & Neale not long after. US auctioneers Butterfields joined the group in 2002.

In September 2018, chairman Robert Brooks stepped down after selling the company to private equity group Epiris.


Pistol trio pack the punch of Keith Neal provenance

19 July 2021

Three pistol lots came to the fore at a recent sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in London.

CERAMICS AND GLASS: Remarkable survivors in the same family since the 18th century

12 July 2021

A set of remarkable wine glasses that had remained in the same family since the 18th century was one of the highlights among quality items in two sales.

Collectors wise to owl rarity

12 July 2021

Back in 1990, following a famous and much-repeated Henry Sandon valuation on BBC Antiques Roadshow, a late 17th century slipware owl jug and cover was acquired by the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent for £22,000.

News In Brief – including a new Grinling Gibbons exhibition

12 July 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of Bonhams' exhibition on Grinling Gibbons.

Exceptional Lowestoft boosts London sale

12 July 2021

Some exceptional pieces of Lowestoft featured in Bonhams’ (27.5/25% buyer’s premium) sale on June 23 – many of them from a single vendor.

New faces and updates across auction houses in the UK and US

07 July 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a new specialist for Roseberys’ Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples department.

New faces at Colnaghi, Koopman, Bonhams and Adam Partridge – the latest hires across the art and antiques sector

29 June 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a new specialist for Bonhams’ popular culture department.

From Somerset to New Zealand: a round up of new auctions, hires and initiatives

23 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are new appointments at Webb’s in New Zealand, a new Asia CEO at Bonhams and an update from a Somerset saleroom.

Unrecorded Locatelli landscape at Bonhams

21 June 2021

An unrecorded landscape by Andrea Locatelli (1693- c.1741) is among the lots on offer at Bonhams’ Old Masters sale in July.

Dagoty vases consigned to Bonhams

21 June 2021

The sale titled 500 Years of European Ceramics at Bonhams Bond Street on July 6 includes this pair of 18in (45cm) vases by the Paris Dagoty factory.

Roman amber glass beaker emerges at Bonhams’ Antiquities sale

21 June 2021

This Roman amber glass beaker is decorated with six stylised victory wreaths and the inscription in Greek ‘Seize the Victory’.

One of only five Thomas Tompion Phase I clocks consigned to Bonhams

14 June 2021

A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table timepiece by the father of English clockmaking, Thomas Tompion, leads Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale in London on June 22.

Watches: The right time for Cartier rarities

14 June 2021

Scarce variations of the classic dress watch come to market as interest rises in vintage Cartier

New hires and promotions at Hansons, Dawsons and Bonhams

10 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are a group of hires at Bonhams in Hong Kong and New York.

News In Brief – including news of works from Lorfords in Tetbury offered at Bonhams

07 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Bonhams auction of items from dealers Lorfords in Tetbury.

Pick of the week: Spending quality time with Pablo Picasso

31 May 2021

The silvered dial to this 1960s stainless steel bracelet watch gives a clue to its former owner.

Chaucer and Newton make it big at Bonhams

31 May 2021

Famous Kelmscott edition and copies of unpublished letters both attract strong bidding at Bonhams' books sale

Bamboo brushpot features at Bonhams' Beauty and Beyond sale

24 May 2021

As part of its spring sale series in Hong Kong, Bonhams’ Fine Chinese Art auction will open with a section titled Beauty and Beyond Women in Chinese art.

Familiar faces, new dealerships and new shops are among the latest industry updates

18 May 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers is a familiar face for Dreweatts and news of two auctioneers turning dealers.

Auction house department heads from Bonhams and Christie's become dealers

17 May 2021

Two long-standing auction department heads launch second careers as dealers this month.

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