Bonhams

Bonhams is an auction house with headquarters in the UK. It operates two London salerooms as well as others in Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

In 2000, Bonhams was merged with Brooks, a specialist Classic Car auctioneer, and Phillips Son & Neale not long after. US auctioneers Butterfields joined the group in 2002.

In September 2018, chairman Robert Brooks stepped down after selling the company to private equity group Epiris.


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One of only five Thomas Tompion Phase I clocks consigned to Bonhams

14 June 2021

A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table timepiece by the father of English clockmaking, Thomas Tompion, leads Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale in London on June 22.

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Watches: The right time for Cartier rarities

14 June 2021

Scarce variations of the classic dress watch come to market as interest rises in vintage Cartier

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New hires and promotions at Hansons, Dawsons and Bonhams

10 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are a group of hires at Bonhams in Hong Kong and New York.

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News In Brief – including news of works from Lorfords in Tetbury offered at Bonhams

07 June 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Bonhams auction of items from dealers Lorfords in Tetbury.

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Pick of the week: Spending quality time with Pablo Picasso

31 May 2021

The silvered dial to this 1960s stainless steel bracelet watch gives a clue to its former owner.

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Chaucer and Newton make it big at Bonhams

31 May 2021

Famous Kelmscott edition and copies of unpublished letters both attract strong bidding at Bonhams' books sale

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Bamboo brushpot features at Bonhams' Beauty and Beyond sale

24 May 2021

As part of its spring sale series in Hong Kong, Bonhams’ Fine Chinese Art auction will open with a section titled Beauty and Beyond Women in Chinese art.

Elaine Binning

Familiar faces, new dealerships and new shops are among the latest industry updates

18 May 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers is a familiar face for Dreweatts and news of two auctioneers turning dealers.

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Auction house department heads from Bonhams and Christie's become dealers

17 May 2021

Two long-standing auction department heads launch second careers as dealers this month.

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Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York

17 May 2021

The latest flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York showed a return to some normality after a difficult 14 months.

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Moving On: Roger Keverne sale marathon brings £4.8m

17 May 2021

The first of two Bonhams sales dispersing the remaining stock of the long-established Chinese art dealership of Roger Keverne was a marathon affair.

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Picasso the man of the hour

17 May 2021

A rare watch worn by Pablo Picasso will feature as one of the attractions in the Luxury Watch sale to be held by Bonhams in Paris on May 20.

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New appointments and latest updates from across the art and antiques sector

12 May 2021

New faces at Bonhams and Gurr Johns are among this week’s round-up of moves and appointments.

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Remembering Napoleon 200 years after his death as demand rises for relics

10 May 2021

The bicentenary of Napoléon Bonaparte's death boosts demand for relics

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Metalware collection based on long experience

10 May 2021

John Douglas’ interest in antique base metalware started over 60 years ago.

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Warhol’s cat colleagues

10 May 2021

Warhol rarity sold in New York auction has feline theme

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Letter describing first-hand horror of Dunkirk sold at Bonhams

10 May 2021

The great British tradition of celebrating last stands and heroic defeats includes the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

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Napoleon St Helena shirt and cane feature in auction to mark bicentenary of his death

05 May 2021

Napoleon’s cane made for him when in exile on St Helena and a shirt he wore there are two of the lots featured in a London auction held to mark the bicentenary of his death.

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Bonhams moves Greek art sale from London to Paris

03 May 2021

Bonhams has moved its annual Greek art auction to France from London following Brexit.

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Traditional Asian art series takes place over a longer stretch this year

03 May 2021

Schedules for all sorts of auction series have been shaken up by pandemic restrictions, and the Asian art sales reflect this – but plenty is still on offer at the upcoming series

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