The 20th Century Decorative Arts department at Bonhams showcases an extensive range of decorative interiors, glass, metalwares, ceramics, furniture and sculpture from the period 1860 to the present day.

We focus on designers and makers from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Modernist and Art Deco periods as well as popular 20th Century British pottery collectables, and works by contemporary ceramicists and studio potters such as Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.

Art Deco bronze and ivory figural sculpture by artists such as Demetre Chiparus, Ferdinand Priess and Josef Lorenzl have soared in value in recent years. The market is also very active for French glass makers such as René Lalique and Emile Gallé, as well as silver by Liberty & Co., the Wiener Werkstätte and Georg Jensen.

We also now offer Vintage Posters in our London auctions, particularly those in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, depicting glamourous subjects such as travel, ski and advertising posters, by artists and illustrators Alphonse Mucha and Leonetto Cappiello.


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