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Bonhams is the only international auction house to hold dedicated sales of British and European glass. Our internationally renowned London sales take place at Knightsbridge and regularly include early Venetian and façon de Venise pieces, engraved and enamelled glass, early English drinking glasses, Regency, Bohemian and later 19th century glass, together with paperweights from the classic period. We have sold several celebrated collections, including those of Baroness de Bellet, Ron and Mary Thomas, A.C. Hubbard, Horst Mühleib, and Klaus Biemann. Our comprehensive illustrated catalogues are in many cases now standard reference works.

Notable successes include the two most expensive pieces of English cameo glass ever to be sold at auction and record auction prices for Beilby enamelled and early German engraved glass. Our specialists have unrivalled expertise in providing advice and valuations internationally and would be delighted to hear from you.

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Jim Peake


Jim Peake joined the Glass and British Ceramics department in 2019, having previously worked in the department between 2014 and 2015. His responsibilities cover British and European glass, and British…

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Simon Cottle


Simon Cottle is Managing Director of Bonhams regional operations both in Europe and in the US, where he is responsible for an extensive team of representatives and their staff. Simon joined Bonhams in…

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