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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

 School Of India - A Group Of Indian And Perisan

School Of India - A Group Of Indian And Perisan

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Lot number: 9027
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A group of Indian and Perisan works on paper Comprising a Mughal drawing of a ruler with a rifle, possibly Shan Jahan, riding on the back of an elephant and accompanied by two attendant; a page of calligraphy with the passages framed by gold, reputed to be by Ghulan Mohamed Tarzi in 1878; and two Persian miniature double-pages, each with color illustrations accompanying text in nasta'liq; each framed and glazed. [4] 3 1/2 x 4in (9.2 x 10.3cm) sight (drawing)
Pu Ru - Scholar In Waterfall Landscape

Pu Ru - Scholar In Waterfall Landscape

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Lot number: 8001
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Chinese Paintings Collection of Lim Ying Yun (1914-2009) 林瑩筠女士舊藏 Lots 8001-8017 Lim Ying Yun, also known as Lin Xiuzhen, was known to her friends as Christine Wong. Born in Fuzhou and raised in Xiamen, Lim attended a Methodist boarding school at an early age. Possessing a modern and independent spirit, Lim defied family pressure to have her feet bound, and later to enter into an arranged marriage. She was among only a few female students to study biology at Xiamen University and Qingdao University, and at age 24, insisted on marrying a man of her choice. During the war, Lim and her husband Wong Tok Sau (1913-1978) relocated to Hong Kong, where Wong took charge of the Tao Fa Company (also known as Amoy Canning, now Amoy Food Limited), the family's soy sauce and soft drink enterprise. Fleeing invading Japanese troops, Lim and Wong moved first to Macao, then to Singapore where she resided for 45 years. Lim relocated to San Francisco in 1998, and eventually returned to Hong Kong and Singapore, where she passed away at the age of 95. Lim developed her passion for Chinese paintings in her 40s while living in Hong Kong, studying with several masters there. Both Lim and Wong were active in the artistic circles of Hong Kong and Singapore, with Wong painting under the sobriquet Zhuma Jushi. Lim became a student of Zhang Daqian, who worked with her extensively. When Zhang resided in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lim visited her teacher in Carmel and Monterey, and accepted several paintings he offered her. An avid collector of Chinese paintings, Lim Ying Yun befriended and patronized many major artists, including Zhang Daqian, Huang Junbi, Chen Fang, and Lee Man Fong. She continued to paint into her 80s, experimenting with new media such as oil and acrylic, and winning prizes at painting competitions. Selected paintings from Lim Ying Yun's collection are being offered by members of her family.
Richard Cosway - A Portrait Miniature Of A Young Lady

Richard Cosway - A Portrait Miniature Of A Young Lady

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Lot number: 179
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Richard Cosway RA (British, 1742-1821), A portrait miniature of a young lady Wearing a fine black ribbon choker and 'Van Dyck' costume accented by strands of pearls, her powdered hair styled à la conseilleur beneath a hat dressed with plumes, watercolour on ivory, the reverse glazed to reveal plaited hair and applied initials, oval, 5.2cm high.
William Dampier - A Collection Of Voyages

William Dampier - A Collection Of Voyages

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Lot number: 1
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DAMPIER (WILLIAM) A Collection of Voyages, 4 vol., 63 engraved maps and plates (some folding), engraved portrait of Dampier inserted as frontispiece to volume 2, preface leaf A4 loose in volume 2, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked preserving original spines with gilt morocco spine labels [Hill 422; Sabin 18373], 8vo, James and John Knapton, 1729 Footnotes The first collected edition of Dampier's Voyages, "considered by many to be the best... Dampier's accounts show him to have been a careful observer of everything affecting navigation and of the natural history of the lands he visited. His style is clear and simple, making his writing almost classical" (Hill). The publisher also included the narratives of Lionel Wafer, William Funnell, and William Hacke. Provenance: Charles Arthur Wynne Finch, bookplate in volume 2 with "Woodcliff Hall" added in ink below.
Isaac Frost -  Muggletonian Astronomical

Isaac Frost - Muggletonian Astronomical

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Lot number: 11
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After Isaac Frost (British, 19th century) A set of Six Muggletonian astronomical prints engraved by W.P. Clubb & Son and Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter Patentee, 11, Northampton Square. Framed in pairs: Plates 1 & 3 (each from the Newtonian System of the Universe); Plates 6 & 7 (one from the Newtonian System of the Universe the other from the System According to the Holy Scriptures); and Plates 9 & 10 (from the System According to the Holy Scriptures). 10 x 12-1/2 in. (25.4 x 31.7 cm.), each print. 29 x 21 in. (73.6 x 53.3 cm.), framed. [not examined out of the frames] (3 framed pairs)
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Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
London
January 19, 2017
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