Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house. Founded in 1793, it is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Now, the Bonhams name is recognized internationally throughout all sectors of fine art, jewelry, motorcars and collectors’ markets.
Today, operating out of its major salerooms in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Bonhams conducts some 400 annual sales through its sixty specialist departments. The same guiding principles have ensured Bonhams’ success over the past two centuries.
With specialists in every major area of art and collectables, the depth of collective knowledge of Bonhams auctioneers has enabled the company to challenge the market positions of Sotheby’s and Christie’s. In 2009 Bonhams announced that it had taken market leadership in ten key areas of the UK art market for the first time including Antiquities, Arms and Armor, Watches and Clocks, Motor Cars, European Ceramics and Japanese art.
In fine art, Bonhams has achieved record sums for a painting in a Russian sale (Roerich, £7.9m) and for a South African painting (Irma Stern, £3.0m) as well as presiding over the sale of the most valuable Old Master sold at auction in 2013 (Fragonard, £17.1m).
Asian art continues to be a particular strength of the company and in London and San Francisco it regularly vies for market leadership in this category. The power of Bonhams’ influence and relationships in the Asian art market has been demonstrated by such sales as that of the ‘Bainbridge Vase’ for a record price and a Qianlong vase for £9.0m.
Bonhams has established itself as the foremost auction house in the sale of jewelry in London, having achieved record prices in all categories, ranging from diamonds and colored stones to Art Deco and antique pieces. In early 2013, the world record price was set when a fancy deep-blue diamond was sold for £6.2m.
In motoring, Bonhams continues to be unrivaled as the European number one auction house, achieving world record prices for Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Aston Martin.
Bonhams’ impressive portfolio of salerooms in prime locations across the globe is a key component of current and future success as they provide the necessary foundation to participate in the art market at the highest levels. The New Bond Street headquarters, recently reopened after a £30m renovation program, are a testament to Bonhams’ position as a driving force and major player in the rapidly growing world of fine art and antiques auctioneering.
The red carpet has been laid out, the showroom is prepped, and the Phantoms are under their limelight.
We look forward to receiving you this Saturday 29 July to view these majestic cars up close during Rolls-Royce's "The Great Eight Phantoms" exhibition. ⠀
More to come...⠀
'The Great Eight Phantoms' starts this Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, at 101 New Bond Street until August 2 2017.⠀
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Go for the gold!⠀
The largest private collection of jewels by Andrew Grima will go under the hammer at Bonhams New Bond Street on September 20 as part of our Fine Jewellery sale. ⠀
55 pieces will be on offer designed by Grima, including some of the artist's earlier pieces made in London during the Sixties, and all through 2007 before his death. ⠀
Watch @bonhamjewels and bonhams.com for further updates⠀
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As we lead up to "The Great Eight Phantoms" #RollsRoyce exhibition this Saturday at our New Bond St gallery, here is a little taster to get you into the #RollsRoyceMood.
Our Head of Contemporary Art, Ralph Taylor was lent this stunning #RollsRoyceWraith last weekend for a little test drive.
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"The Great Eight Phantoms" exhibition opens to the public July 29 2017. Entrance is free.
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This is the year of the pedigree race cars. Following the recent stream of news of our illustrious competition cars, such as the #Jaguar Le Mans, #Ferrari F1, Ferrari Tour de France, #Lotus Indianapolis, not to mention the incredible Group B Rally Cars, or the #McLaren F1 for that matter, another very newsworthy car has been consigned.
The 1956 #Maserati 300 S Sports-Racer driven by Juan Manual Fangio to victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix and Brazilian Grand Prix will be offered at auction during the Pebble Beach/Monterey Car Week.
Few mid-century sports-racers hold such appeal as the Maserati 300 S. Another legendary racer, Stirling Moss, who won both Buenos Aires and Nürburgring in a 300 S, said, “It is one of my favorite…one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made.” And few, if any, racers can compare to Juan Manuel Fangio – without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, race car drivers in world history.
Quail Lodge Auction
August 18, 2017
Explore the full catalog at bonhams.com/quail
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#CharlesDormonRobinson's "Cattle grazing among wildflowers "- California & Western Painting and Sculpture previews open today in #SanFrancisco. Open to the public all weekend, 12-5. Come by! Sale August 1.
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