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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 and Los Angeles.

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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Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

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Ellis Finch

Head of Knightsbridge Silver Department

Ellis Finch is a silver specialist and Head of the London Silver Department at Bonhams. He joined Bonhams in 2001, with more than 20 years' experience in silver, and now is responsible for eight silve…

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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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Angela Past

Senior Specialist

Angela Past is the Senior Specialist for the Decorative Arts Department at Bonhams in Los Angeles. She contributes to the company's West Coast appraisals, auctions, business development and client sup…

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Anna Hicks


Anna Hicks is a Specialist in the Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Bonhams in Los Angeles, having joined in 2018. Her responsibilities include securing and cataloging consignments for Bonha…

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