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European Ceramics

The European Ceramics department has unmatched experience and expertise in its field. Uniquely among international auction houses, it holds 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. 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.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss collecting, selling or valuing ceramics. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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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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