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Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Bonhams is the market leader in Asian Art for UK and Europe for the first half of 2023. Our Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department is renowned for offering the finest works of art representing the richness and breadth of China's artistic heritage, particularly Imperial porcelain, white and spinach green jades, cloisonné enamel, archaic and later bronzes, Ming and Qing furniture as well as Buddhist art.

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You can buy and sell through auction at Bonhams - we have multiple auctions throughout the year in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Sydney and Marlborough, Massachusetts, and you can contact us directly to consign an artwork or visit our digital Selling Hub for valuations on consignments to future sales.

You can also buy and sell through Private Sale. Bonhams Private Sales provide clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling, outside of the auction calendar. Whether you are looking for a specific artwork or to sell an object, our global team is on hand to help research, source or sell on your behalf. Contact a specialist below for more information.

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Asaph Hyman

Global Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Asaph Hyman is Bonhams Global Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Asaph joined Bonhams in 2007 and was previously International Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art with responsibility for sal…

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Edward Luper

Specialist, Chinese Works of Art

Edward Luper is Specialist for Chinese Works of Art at Bonhams New Bond Street in London. His areas of expertise include jades, porcelain, cloisonné enamel, painting, furniture and bronzes. Before joi…

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Chen Xie


Chen Xie is a Specialist for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Bonhams New Bond Street in London. After gaining a BA in History, Chen studied an MA in Ancient Chinese History at the University of M…

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Rachel Hyman

Department Director

Rachel Hyman is Department Director and Senior Specialist in the Asian Art Department Knightsbridge, having joined Bonhams in 2013. With 30 years' experience in the field of Asian Art, she currently w…

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Lazarus Halstead

Head of Department

Lazarus Halstead is Head of Asian Art at Bonhams Knightsbridge in London. Lazarus has been working in the field of Asian Art for more than 10 years. He previously founded a successful Asian Art depart…

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Dessa Goddard

Global Head, Business Strategy, Chinese Paintings

Dessa Goddard is US Head of the Asian Art Group, Vice President and Global Head, Business Strategy for Chinese Paintings, Senior Specialist for Chinese Art, and a Director of Bonhams Hong Kong. She ov…

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Michael Hughes

Vice President and Head of Department

Bonhams has appointed Michael C. Hughes to be Vice President, Head of Department, Chinese Ceramics & Works Art for the U.S. Michael joins Bonhams from his own company Michael C. Hughes LLC, as a speci…

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Bruce Maclaren

Global Head, Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Bruce MacLaren is Vice President and Global Head of Chinese paintings and calligraphy at Bonhams. Based in New York, Bruce leads the international Chinese painting team, holding dedicated auctions in …

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Suhyung Kim

Director, Asian Works of Art

Suhyung Kim is Director of Asian Works of Art at Bonhams Skinner. Her areas of expertise include Korean art, Japanese prints and Asian ceramics and paintings. Joining Bonhams Skinner in 2012, Suhyung …

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Helen Eagles

Deputy Director, Asian Works of Art

Helen Eagles is Deputy Director of Asian Works of Art at Bonhams Skinner. She joined the company in 2014 as a Specialist. Prior to Bonhams Skinner, Helen gained experience cataloging and administratin…

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Hannah Thompson

Head of Department, Asian Art, LA

Hannah Thompson is Bonhams' West Coast Head of Asian Art. She manages the department in Los Angeles, including client development, business getting, appraisal, selling strategies and operations. Joini…

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Rachel Du


Rachel Du is Specialist and Head of Sale for Chinese Works of Art at Bonhams in Los Angeles. Her areas of expertise include jades, porcelain, scholar's objects and bronzes. Since joining Bonhams in 20…

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Jennifer Wang


Jennifer Wang is a Specialist for Chinese Paintings at Bonhams in Hong Kong. Her areas of expertise include modern and contemporary Chinese paintings, and fine classical Chinese paintings and calligra…

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Katniss Xu

Senior Sale Coordinator

Katniss Xu is a Junior Cataloguer and Administrator for Asian Art in Los Angeles.

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Krystal Liu

Junior Specialist/Cataloguer

Krystal Liu joined Bonhams New York in 2022 as Junior Specialist. Her areas of expertise include Chinese painting, calligraphy and scholar's objects. Before joining Bonhams, Krystal had worked with Ch…

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Coco Li

Sale Coordinator, Chinese Works of Art

Coco Li is the Sale Coordinator for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Bonhams in New York. Coco is a graduate of the University College London (UCL), London. She also holds a Master of Arts degree …

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Yvett Klein


Yvett Klein joined Bonhams in 2011 as an Asian Art Specialist and works closely with Bonhams international Asian Art department. Yvett holds two master's degrees from the University of Sydney in Museu…

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Caroline Schulten

Head of Department

Caroline Schulten is Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art at Bonhams in Paris. Joining Bonhams in 2023 with two decades of experience in the Chinese art world, Caroline began her career at the As…

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