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

Yan Hui - Fishing Under The Moonlight

Yan Hui - Fishing Under The Moonlight

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Lot number: 104
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Attributed to Yan Hui (Yuan dynasty) Fishing Under the Moonlight Ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll With one seal of the artist 31cm x 55.5cm (12¼in x 21¾in). Provenance: formerly in the collection of Baron Kawasaki Shozo (1837-1912), founder of the Kawasaki Shipyard, Kobe, Japan Exhibited: Kobe Kawasaki Danshaku-ke zōhin nyūsatsu kai (Preliminary Inspection of Artworks from the Family Collection of Baron Kawasaki), Kawasaki residence, Kobe, Japan, 8 to 9 October 1928 Published: Miura Hidenosuke ed., Kobe Kawasaki Danshaku-ke zōhin nyūsatsu mokuroku (Catalogue of Sale Objects from the Family Collection of Baron Kawasaki, Kobe, Japan), Shunkō Bijutsusha, Osaka, Showa 3 (1928), plate 20
 Rembrandt - The Circumcision In The Stable

Rembrandt - The Circumcision In The Stable

Original 1654
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Lot number: 2
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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) The Circumcision in the stable (Bartsch 47, New Hollstein 280) Etching, 1654, New Hollstein's fourth state, with shading added to two previously unshaded areas: below the signature upper left and to the right of the upper edge and with very fine horizontal lines added to the shaded area to the left of the standing man on the right, with thread margins, 94 x 144mm (3 3/4 x 5 5/8in)(PL)(unframed)
William Russell Flint - Moorland Pools

William Russell Flint - Moorland Pools

Original 1960
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Lot number: 1
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Sir William Russell Flint RA, PRWS (British, 1880-1969) 'Moorland Pools'; 'Sketching at Frensham', a pair both signed 'W.RUSSELL FLINT-' (lower right and lower left) and 'Sketching at Frensham' dated '11.4.60' (lower right); both works signed, dated, titled and inscribed 'For Christina & Charles Wallis/Very Gratefully/Aug.22.1960' (on the backboard) watercolour each 22.8 x 38.1cm (9 x 15in).(2) Footnotes Provenance Gifted to the present owner's parents by the artist. Thence by descent.
George Dawe - Portrait Of Emperor Alexander I In The Uniform Of The Preobrazhensky Regiment

George Dawe - Portrait Of Emperor Alexander I In The Uniform Of The Preobrazhensky Regiment

Original 1826
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Lot number: 4
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George Dawe, RA (British, 1781-1829) Portrait of Emperor Alexander I in the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Regiment signed in Latin, inscribed and dated '1826' (lower right) oil on canvas 88 x 60cm (34 5/8 x 23 5/8in). Footnotes Provenance A gift from Emperor Nicholas I to Pierre-Louis-Auguste, Comte de la Ferronnays, Pair de France, French Ambassador in Saint Petersburg from 1820 to 1827 Thence by descent Saleroom notices Please note that the date in cataloguing should read '1826' and not as stated in the printed catalogue. Please note that the provenance should read Presented by Tsar Nicholas I to Charles Moberly in St. Petersburg 1826; Thence by descent; Phillip's London, Early British and Victorian Paintings, 3 June 1997, Lot 52
Feliks Topolski - Churchill And The Peace Talk Rumours

Feliks Topolski - Churchill And The Peace Talk Rumours

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Lot number: 146
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Feliks Topolski (Polish, 1907-1989) Churchill and the peace talk rumours signed with initials 'FT' (lower left) and inscribed 'Peace talk rumours/Churchill:- ...but we can give you St Helena with the greatest of pleasure !' (lower centre), ink, charcoal and chalk 38.5 x 29.5cm (15 3/16 x 11 5/8in).
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Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
Hong Kong
May 31, 2015
193
San Francisco
June 1, 2015
13
London
June 2, 2015
180
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June 3, 2015
244
London
June 3, 2015
63
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