Bonhams Australia appoint new Jewelry Specialist Anellie Manolas

Bonhams is delighted to announce the appointment of Anellie Manolas as Jewelry Specialist for Bonhams, Australia. She will be based in the Sydney office.

Anellie began her career working for Christie's in London, United Kingdom, conducting important jewelry sales in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. After completing an Arts/Law degree at the University of New South Wales and practicing as a qualified solicitor, she relocated overseas where she completed a Graduate Gemologist diploma at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Florence and in London. She began working at Christie's King Street in 2009 where she participated in the cataloging, exhibition and sale of several significant jewelry collections including most recently, the jewels of the late Elizabeth Taylor sold in New York.

Anellie's exposure to the international auction market for important antique and modern jewels has equipped her with an in-depth understanding of the jewellery-buying esthetic of particular overseas markets, together with the ability to competently appraise a wide range of jewelry. It also led her to develop a personal passion for the designs of early twentieth century French jewelers such as Cartier, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arpels.

James Hendy, CEO of Bonhams Australia, said of the new appointment: "We are delighted to welcome Anellie to our Australian team. Her experience and knowledge will be a valuable addition to our growing team and we look forward to working with her."

Anellie adds: "I am thrilled to be part of Bonhams, the only truly international auction house in Australia. I look very much look forward to working with the head of jewelry, Patti Sedgwick, to strengthen the auction market for jewels in Australia, and to offer Australian clients the opportunity to achieve globally competitive prices for their jewels selling through an international network of auction sites. It will be a pleasure to work with the Australian team, as well as the international jewelry team headed by Matthew Girling. We look forward to offering Australian clients our services and expertise as international market leaders in the auction of Fine Jewelry."


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com

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