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

Henri Matisse - Portraits

Henri Matisse - Portraits

Original 1954
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Lot number: 27
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Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Portraits (D. bk. 33), 1954 The book, comprising one lithograph (frontispiece), 33 tipped-in color plates and 60 reproductions in black and white on wove paper, with the stamped number '1608' on the appendix page, from the total edition of 2850, with text in English, published by Andre Sauret, Monte Carlo/printed by Mourlot, Paris, bound (as issued), contained in paper wrapper with printed title and design after Matisse, with paper-covered boards with printed title on the spine. (album) 12 1/2 x 9 3/4in
Alexander Calder - Untitled

Alexander Calder - Untitled

Original 1940
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Lot number: 1
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ALEXANDER CALDER (1898-1976) Untitled , circa 1940 brass and steel wire 5 x 1in. (12.7 x 2.5cm) Footnotes Provenance Perls Galleries, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979. This work is registered in the archives of The Calder Foundation, New York, under application no. A16942 .
Jean Dufy - Cour De Ferme

Jean Dufy - Cour De Ferme

Original 1922
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Lot number: 1
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JEAN DUFY (1888-1964) Cour de ferme signed and dated 'Jean Dufy 1922' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 1/4 x 27 7/8 in (59.2 x 70.8 cm) Painted in 1922 Footnotes Provenance Hirschl & Adler, New York, inv. no. 1218. The Honorable and Mrs. Stanley Steingut (acquired from the above on 25 January 1954), and thence by descent to the present owner. Jacques Bailly has confirmed the authenticity of this work and will include it in the next volume of the catalogue raisonné.
Eugene Galien-Laloue - The Flower Market Along The Quai Of The Seine

Eugene Galien-Laloue - The Flower Market Along The Quai Of The Seine

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Lot number: 3
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Eugène Galien-Laloue (French, 1854-1941) The flower market along the quai of the Seine signed 'E. Galien-Laloue' (lower left) gouache on paper 9 1/8 x 13 1/4in (23.2 x 33.5cm) Footnotes The present work will be included in the second volume of the Galien-Laloue catalogue raisonné being prepared by Noë Willer.
 Minggu - A Famille Rose Plaque And Table Screen

Minggu - A Famille Rose Plaque And Table Screen

Original 1906
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Lot number: 211
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Property from the estate of Scott L. Burdett (1897-1961) Scott L. Burdett (1897-1961) served as an intelligence officer in the Royal Sussex Regiment during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross for reconnaissance work forward of the trenches at the battle of Épehy in northern France. After the war he began training in law in London before joining His Majesty's Consular Service in 1920 as a Student Interpreter in Beijing and probably Harbin. He was tasked with learning the language and the business of consular service and he became fluent in Mandarin. He later went on to translate the Chinese Criminal Code into English. In 1925 he was appointed Vice-Consul and throughout the years rose to the rank of Consul General in China, having served in Beijing, Canton, Changsha, Cheefoo, Harbin, Shenyang, Shanghai, Tianjin and Weihai. Between April and August 1942 Burdett was detained in Shanghai by the Japanese. Following the Second World War, he returned to China in 1947 first serving as Consul General in Tianjin until 1950 and then appointed as Consul General in Shanghai. During the same year, Scott Burdett was awarded the order of Commander of the British Empire. His travels gave him great opportunity and he collected works of art ranging from jades and ivories to furniture, rugs, clothes and scrolls. He obviously took great pleasure in forming his collection. He retired in 1951 and returned to Britain. A famille rose plaque and table screen Signed Minggu, cyclically dated bingwu year corresponding to 1906 Enamelled with a scene of a scholar watching his horse and groom at a riverside, with a four line inscription titled '佰樂相馬', meaning 'Bole judging a horse through physiognomy', one red seal, hard wood frame and stand. 38.5cm (15 1/8in) high
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New York
May 6, 2015
92
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May 7, 2015
48
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