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

Alan Reynolds - A Little Landscape

Alan Reynolds - A Little Landscape

Original 1955
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Lot number: 21
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Alan Reynolds (British, born 1926) 'A little landscape' signed and dated 'Reynolds 55' (upper left), watercolour 21.5 x 24.5cm (8 7/16 x 9 5/8in). The work is a study for Winter Footnotes Exhibited London, Redfern Gallery, The Four Seasons , 1956, no.27
Alain Rene Le Sage - The Adventures Of Gil Blas De Santillane

Alain Rene Le Sage - The Adventures Of Gil Blas De Santillane

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Lot number: 21
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BINDINGS LE SAGE (ALAIN RENE) The Adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane. Translated... by Tobias Smollett, 3 vol., 15 hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Clark, red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, Thomas Mc'Lean, 1819--COMBE (WILLIAM) The Tour [-Third Tour] of Doctor Syntax, 3 vol., 2 hand-coloured pictorial engraved title-pages, 78 hand-coloured engraved plates after Rowlandson, calf gilt by Birdsall, hinges cracking, one board detached, spines rubbed, Nattali and Bond, [c.1860], 8vo (6)
Isoda Koryusai - Ichikawa Monnosuke Ii In Role

Isoda Koryusai - Ichikawa Monnosuke Ii In Role

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Lot number: 2001
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Katsukawa School and Isoda Koryusai Four woodblock prints Three hosoban ; Ichikawa Monnosuke II in role, signed Shunko (Katsukawa Shunko 1743-1812), the onnagata Yamashita Kinsaku II and Onoe Matsusuke I, 1780s, each signed Shunsho (Katsukawa Shunsho 1726-92); and one chuban ; an interior with a courtesan and attendant, signed Koryusai - good-fair impressions, faded, some soiling, the first two with Hayashi collector seal, third with binding holes and patched corners, last toned 12 3/4 x 5 3/4in (32.5 x 14.8cm) 12 1/4 x 5 3/4in (31.2 x 14.7cm) 12 5/8 x 5 7/8in (32.1 x 15.7cm) 10 3/8 x 7 5/8in (26.4 x 19.4cm)
Marcantonio Raimondi - Apollo And The Muses On Mount Parnassus

Marcantonio Raimondi - Apollo And The Muses On Mount Parnassus

Original 1514
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Lot number: 2
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Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, 1470-1534) Apollo and the Muses on Mount Parnassus Engraving, c.1514, after Raphael, on laid, with narrow margins, 355 x 468mm (10 x 18 3/8in)(PL); together with another engraving 'Massacre of the Innocents' (B 20), 1513, a late impression, on laid, trimmed inside the platemark and laid down, 424 x 270mm (16 5/8 x 10 5/8in)(PL) 2 unframed
 Anonymous - Lot Details

Anonymous - Lot Details

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Lot number: 6
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An illustrated palm leaf Pancaraksa manuscript Nepal, 16th/17th century Distemper and ink on leaf; comprised of 81 folios with 5 lines of Newari text and 12 illustrations depicting peaceful and wrathful bodhisattvas, between two wood covers. Images: 1 7/8 x 2 in. (4.7 x 5 cm) approx.; Folios: 2 x 17 1/4 in. (5 x 43.9 cm) approx. Compare the treatment of the five tathagatas inside the covers of a 16th century manuscript from the Jucker Collection (see Sotheby's, New York, 26 March 2006, lot 12) and another folio in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see Pal, Art of Nepal , Los Angeles, 1985, p. 216, P21. Provenance: Property from the Estate of Patricia Mitau Rhein (1928 - 2013), San Francisco
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September 16, 2014
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37
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110
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90
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