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Knowle auction house Bonhams boosts arts sale

TWO of the top items sold at Bonhams fine Chinese art sale in London last week were sourced through their Knowle office.

TWO of the top items sold at Bonhams fine Chinese art sale in London last week were sourced through their Knowle office.

Director Sarah Shirley-Priest, said: “Our team in Knowle contributed over £1m to the Chinese and Japanese art sales in London. Both were outstanding sales and I believe the £1m in locally sourced objects represents a record for this office in one day.”

The auction saw brisk bidding which took the sale to £11.5 million. Lots included this rare blue and white moonflask of the Qianlong period, which sold for £421,250. The piece is the only second known example found of its kind and is a remarkable 18th Century survivor.

 

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