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European Ceramics

Bonhams European Ceramics department has unmatched experience and expertise in the field. Uniquely among international auction houses, we hold exclusive, stand-alone sales of European ceramics ranging from the 16th - 20th centuries.

In addition to our regular sales, we are well-known for selling important single-owner collections, including the Heinrich Rothberger Collection, the Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain and the Helmut Joseph Collection of Important Snuff Boxes. Our specialists travel extensively to provide free and confidential valuations and advice to collectors and museums worldwide.

We are active and long-standing members of ceramic societies such as the French Porcelain Society, Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde, the American Ceramics Circle and Amici di Doccia, and we organise regular lectures, trips and handling sessions for our clients. Our specialists are on the vetting committees of major international art fairs and are contributing authors to several books that are standard works in the field. Additionally, we are the first auction house to support scientific research into European porcelain.

Buying and selling European ceramics at Bonhams
With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Nette Megens

Head of Department

Nette Megens became the Head of Department of European Ceramics in 2016, having joined Bonhams European Ceramics and Glass department in 2007. She holds a Master of Arts degree specializing in decorat…

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Sebastian Kuhn

Department Director

Sebastian Kuhn is a Specialist in the Bonhams European Ceramics Department, having joined in 2008. He studied History and English at the Australian National University, followed by the Sotheby's Works…

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Sophie von der Goltz

Specialist

Sophie von der Goltz is Specialist for European Ceramics at Bonhams New Bond Street in London. She has worked on exceptional sales such as Important Meissen Porcelain from a Private Collection (Parts …

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Sarah Priest

Regional Manager, Midlands

Sarah Priest is Regional Manager for the Midlands, based in Bonhams' Knowle office. She travels throughout the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Leicestershire offering va…

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John Sandon

Consultant

John Sandon is a consultant for the British Ceramics and Glass Department. He joined the department in 1975 and was appointed International Director of European Ceramics and Glass following the merger…

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