Promoted To Bonhams Global Head Of Chinese Ceramics & Works Of Art

The international auction house Bonhams has promoted Asaph Hyman to Global Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art with immediate effect.

Asaph, who joined Bonhams in 2007, was previously International Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art with responsibility for sales in Asia and Europe. He is also an International Board Director of the company. He curated the record breaking £24m sale achieved during the November Asian Art Week in London in 2011, an all-time record for a Chinese art auction in Europe, as well as being responsible for record prices achieved for rare Ming dynasty furniture, Imperial jade carvings and Imperial porcelain.

Bonhams Global CEO Matthew Girling said, "Asaph has played a key part in the huge growth of the Bonhams Chinese Art department since 2007, and his new role and responsibilities are a reflection of that achievement."

Bonhams Chinese 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 and Buddhist art. Specialised international auctions are held globally, including London, Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco.

Bonhams next Chinese Art Sales take place as follows:

Monday 19 March: Chinese Works of Art and Paintings - New York
Wednesday 21 March: Asian Art - Edinburgh
Wednesday 9 May: Asian Art - Sydney
Monday 14 May: Asian Art - London
Thursday 17 May: Fine Chinese Art - London
Tuesday 29 May: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art - Hong Kong


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

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