Bonhams have been market leaders in Japanese Art since the department's first auction in 2007, highlighted by the sale of the Szechenyi Collection, the most successful auction of Japanese art ever held in Europe. Every year, Bonhams has achieved impressive results in the category and often world record prices, particularly for netsuke and inro, ceramics as well as Meiji Period metalwork, lacquer and cloisonné enamel.

The London auctions at Bonhams draw collectors, curators and dealers from all around the world, featuring objects assembled, cataloged and researched by internationally-renowned specialists who offer over 100 years of combined expertise in the field.


You can buy and sell through auction at Bonhams. Auctions are held twice yearly in New Bond Street, London and Madison Avenue, New York and are scheduled to coincide respectively with Asian Art Week. You can contact us directly to consign an artwork or visit our digital Selling Hub for valuations on consignments to future sales.

You can also buy and sell through Private Sale. Bonhams Private Sales provide clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling, outside of the auction calendar. Whether you are looking for a specific artwork or to sell an object, our global team is on hand to help research, source or sell on your behalf. Contact a specialist below for more information.


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