Bonhams

Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.
The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. This brought together two of the four surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams having been founded in 1793, and Phillips in 1796 by Harry Phillips, formerly a senior clerk to James Christie. Today the amalgamated business handles fine art and antiques in more than 60 specialist collecting areas. The firm has continued to grow and change since the merger in 2001. The last ten years have been among the most dramatic and fast-growing in its history.
In August 2002 the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America, which had been founded in 1865 during the California gold rush.
Today Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals. There are two large salerooms in London: the former Phillips sale room at 101 New Bond Street, and the old Bonhams sale room at the Montpelier Galleries in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge. There are also three regional sale rooms in Britain: Chester, Edinburgh and Oxford. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston in the USA; in Switzerland, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. The Bonhams presence in Australia became a stand-alone operation in 2010.
Bonhams & Butterfields conducted their first East Coast sale in 2003, in the Art Deco Fuller Building erected in 1926. In 2005 they opened a new sale room in New York, on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue, formerly the home of the Darhesh Museum. New offices and sale rooms have also been opened elsewhere: a Paris office in June 2005, one in Dubai in 2007, and an auction business in Hong Kong in 2009 to participate in the expanding Asian market. Bonhams is now established in 25 countries across five continents.

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Some works sold by Bonhams

Peter Voulkos - Cream And Blue, Stack/vase

Peter Voulkos - Cream And Blue, Stack/vase

Original 1973
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Lot number: 2018
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Peter Voulkos (American, 1924-2002) Cream and Blue, Stack/Vase (CR703.2-G), 1973 glazed stoneware with porcelain pass-throughs signed VOULKOS 73 height 31in (78.7cm); diameter 20in (50.9cm) Footnotes Exhibitions: Incendiary Spirits (one of three exhibitions comprising From the Fire: Three Exhibitions in Clay), Palo Alto Cultural Center, California January 17 -April 25, 1993 Peter Voulkos Retrospective , Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo January 2 - February 20, 1995, Catalogue. ill. p. 90. A Tribute to Dorothy Weiss , The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, October 4 - November 26, 2001
 Various Artists - Three Prints Depicting Vintage Bentley Racing Scenes

Various Artists - Three Prints Depicting Vintage Bentley Racing Scenes

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Lot number: 16
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Three prints depicting vintage Bentley racing scenes, comprising 'The Spirit of Brooklands' after Terence Cuneo, full colour with signatures to lower margin, limited edition number 665/850 signed in pencil by the artist, 'Mort' Morris-Goodall, George Harvey-Noble, Ian Connell, Tom Delaney and A F Rivers Fletcher, 55 x 65cm; 'Bentley V Blue Train', after Terence Cuneo, full colour with remark panel to lower edge, signed in pencil, 67 x 76cm; 'Racing Green' after Dion Pears, limited edition number 60/500, full colour with title panel, signed in pencil, 49 x 65cm; each mounted, framed and glazed. (3)
Charles Cooper Henderson - The Louth London Royal Mail

Charles Cooper Henderson - The Louth London Royal Mail

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Lot number: 2011
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Property of another owner Charles Cooper Henderson (British, 1803-1877) The Louth London Royal Mail signed with initials (on luggage) oil on canvas 13 x 24in Footnotes PROVENANCE: H. O. and Louisine Havemeyer; thence by descent to Adaline Frelinghuysen; thence by descent to Peter Frelinghuysen Carleton; thence by descent to present owner
Minor White - Beach, Matchstick Cove, California

Minor White - Beach, Matchstick Cove, California

Original 1947
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Lot number: 1
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Minor White (1908-1976) Beach, Matchstick Cove, California , 1947 Gelatin silver print, signed and dated in pencil on the mount. 3 3/4 x 4 5/8in Footnotes Provenance: From Minor White to his student, Emily Rogers Literature: Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations, Aperture, 1969, p. 43 Bunnell, Minor White: The Eye that Shapes, Princeton University Art Museum, 1989, p. 252 Minor White: Rite & Passages, Aperture, 1978, p. 74
 Rembrandt - Man In A Coat And Fur Cap Leaning Against A Bank

Rembrandt - Man In A Coat And Fur Cap Leaning Against A Bank

Original 1630
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Lot number: 3
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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) Man in a Coat and Fur Cap leaning against a Bank (B., Holl. 151; H. 14), c. 1630 Etching, without watermark, Usticke's third (final) state, with the white streak in the lower left filled in, with narrow margins, framed. 4 1/2 x 3 1/8in sheet 4 5/8 x 3 1/4in
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current week's auction

Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
San Francisco
April 27, 2014
112
Hendon
April 28, 2014
23
New York
April 29, 2014
108
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