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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

Francis Orpen Morris - A History Of British Birds

Francis Orpen Morris - A History Of British Birds

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Lot number: 12
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A History of British Birds, 6 vol., fourth edition, 394 hand-coloured plates, publisher's cloth, John C. Nimmo, 1895; A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, 3 vol., second edition, 232 coloured plates, publisher's cloth, gilt, George Bell, 1875; A History of British Butterflies, sixth edition, 72 hand-coloured plates, contemporary half morocco, gilt butterfly devices to spine, John C. Nimmo, 1890, 8vo (10) Request condition report MORRIS (FRANCIS ORPEN)
Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled

Ustad Allah Bux - Untitled

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Lot number: 1
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Ustad Allah Bux (Pakistan, 1895-1978) Untitled (Potato Harvest) Signed and dated 1968 lower right Oil on Canvas 87 x 137.5cm (34 1/4 x 54 1/8in). Provenance Collection of Mr Salman Khaliq, retired senior civil servant, Lahore, Pakistan. Acquired directly form the artist by the above in 1976 Born in Wazirabad, a town in Punjab, in 1885, Allah Bux had become an accomplished signboard painter at a very young age. In 1914 he travelled to Bombay where he worked in various establishments as a photographer, retouch artist and portrait and landscape painter at the Bombay Art Studio. In 1919 he returned to Lahore. He painted popular scenes of Hindu Mythology. Allah Bux's beautiful work caught the eye of the Maharajah of Patiala, where he lived and worked until he moved to Lahore permanently. His focus on Hindu iconography and his free movement between what became India and Pakistan was telling of a pre partitional shared visual identity. Allah Bux was not just creating a whimsical romanticised scene, he was creating a narrative of a golden age, an innocence pre dating the war and bloodshed of partition and independence. Once settled in the newly formed Pakistan, Allah Bux looked to a regional history of his homeland of Punjab for inspiration. He created idyllic scenes of villagers, festivities and folk tales.
School Chinese -  Foreigners

School Chinese - Foreigners

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Lot number: 150
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Chinese school, various artists (Late Qing Dynasty and later) Ink and pigment on paper, a group of six fan-shaped paintings variously depicting foreigners, calligraphy, ladscapes and scholars pursuing the Four Arts, all inscribed, bearing signatures and with red seals, all framed and glazed. The largest: 54cm (21 1/8in) wide (6).
Robert Henri - Portrait Of Miss Mildred Sheridan

Robert Henri - Portrait Of Miss Mildred Sheridan

Original 1983
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Lot number: 25
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Robert Henri (1865-1929) Portrait of Miss Mildred Sheridan signed and inscribed 'To my friend / John Sheridan Esq / Robert Henri' (lower right) and signed again, numbered '83 / i' and inscribed 'Portrait of Miss Mildred Sheridan / painted at "Corrymore" Achill Island / Sept. 1913 and presented to my / good friend John Sheridan esq / Robert Henri' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 32 x 26in
Qi Baishi - Longevity Blessings

Qi Baishi - Longevity Blessings

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Lot number: 220
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Qi Baishi (1864-1957) Longevity Blessings Ink and colour on paper, framed Titled and signed Baishi Laoren, with one seal of the artist 32.5cm x 31cm (12¾in x 12¼in). Provenance: This lot and the following lots 221-223 are from the same overseas collection. They have been treasured by the present owner for over 60 years, well survived the turmoil and aftermath of the wartime in the early 1950s. 齊白石 雙壽 設色紙本 鏡框 款識:雙壽。白石老人畫。 鈴印:齊大 來源: 本幅與以下三幅編號221至223,得自同一海外藏家。上世紀五十年代初,戰亂稍息,但仍顛沛動盪,此四幅畫作,隨置行篋,倖以寶藏至今。
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