Daniel Herskee
Daniel Herskee Bonhams
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Daniel Herskee has worked in the Asian Art department at Bonhams since 2007 and has been a specialist since 2010. Though his area of expertise focuses on primarily Chinese works of art, during his tenure he has appraised and catalogued works of art and paintings in the fields of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other areas of Asian Art while playing a major role in the successful running of sales and acquiring consignments for the company's Asian Art auctions in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong.
 
Prior to joining Bonhams, Herskee studied Mandarin and Cantonese at Cornell, with a semester on government scholarship at Fudan University in Shanghai, graduating in 2001 Magna cum Laude with distinction in all subjects upon his completion of an honours essay, a project using French post-structuralist techniques to evaluate a Chinese Six Dynasties Inner-Alchemy Daoist text.  After graduation, he obtained a master's degree in Chinese from San Francisco State University. 
 
Memorable experiences at Bonhams have included his recent cataloguing of the entire collection of Yixing pottery de-accessioned from the Monterey Museum of Art; taking phone bids from worldwide buyers in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese; and one consignment from a Nob Hill collection that included a particularly special porcelain vase with two dragons on the exterior.  During catalogue production for the sale of this vase in November of 2011, Herskee translated a lengthy Chinese article by the renowned ceramics researcher at the National Museum of China, Geng Dongsheng, helping this 'Magnificent and Extremely Rare Famille Rose 'Dragon' Vase with a Qianlong Seal mark' to sell for the equivalent of $2.93 million dollars USD.