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Bonhams Silver Department holds auctions throughout the year, offering antique through to post-war and contemporary silver, with sales held at our two London salerooms, New Bond Street and Knightsbridge, as well as Edinburgh, Los Angeles and Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Auctions regularly feature British, American and Continental silver, hollow-ware, flat-ware, and a wide variety of other themes to include objects of vertu, gold boxes and early spoons.

We have dedicated sales focusing on Decorative Art and Design, featuring designers and makers from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco periods, as well as post-war and contemporary works.

We hold the record for a piece of contemporary silver to come to auction: Animus, a work by Kevin Grey in 2017.

Our dedicated team of specialists offer a personal and confidential service in both the acquisition and selling of collections or individual items, and access to our global programme of services to be sure of obtaining the best results.

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Ellis Finch

Head of Knightsbridge Silver Department

Ellis Finch is Head of Bonhams' Silver department in London. He in 2001 with more than 20 years' experience in silver, and now is responsible for eight silver sales a year. His personal achievements i…

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Cecile Shannon


Cecile Shannon is a Specialist for Bonhams Silver department in London. With a Master's degree in Art Market & Appraisal (Distinction) and RICS accredited, she is able to professionally appraise and v…

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Cassandra D'Cruz

Head of Sale

Cassandra D'Cruz is Head of Sale for the Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Bonhams in Los Angeles. Cassandra began her auction career at Bonhams in 2015 where she gained broad experience han…

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Anna Hicks

Head of Department

Anna Hicks is Head of Department for Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Bonhams in Los Angeles, having joined in 2018. Her responsibilities include securing and cataloging consignments for Bo…

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Stuart Slavid

Senior Vice President | European Decorative Arts, Silver

Stuart Slavid is Senior Vice President and Director of European Decorative Arts & Silver at Bonhams Skinner. He joined the company in 1989 as Director of the Fine Ceramics department, specializing in …

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Stephanie Opolski


Stephanie Opolski is a Specialist for Bonhams Skinner's European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver departments. As an experienced general appraiser, she evaluates and brings to auction a wid…

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