How To Buy – Payments, Shipping & Returns…

How to buy Chinese antiques from Irv

Customers are welcome to view by appointment any item they may be interested in. Email me to arrange an appointment.

Payments! Direct bank transfer payments only!

International or UK customers can securely wire a payment directly to us from their bank.

Returns & Terms

Before I list any items for sale on this website I fully ensure the history, condition, provenance & authentication of each piece is rigorously checked. I also appoint an independent specialist to concur with my own authentication & descriptions.

General Returns

You may return any item within seven (7) days of receipt. A refund will be issued upon return of the item in the same condition to Irv. After seven (7) days of receipt the sale is considered final and any return will be at the discretion of Irv.

Not as Described Return policy

In the highly unlikely situation an item is proved to be not as described, we refund the actual paid price (minus shipping & handling costs and insurance fees).

Under Not as Described Return policy, for instance the item is proved to be a copy or fake then there is no time limit for a return.

Refunds will be granted only by any claims which are supported by written statements from one of the following sources below:

1. Christie’s, Sotheby’s or Bonham’s Asian Art specialists.
2. A curator of Asian arts from major museums.
3. A recognized test such as Thermo luminescence from a recognized laboratory such as (Oxford Authentication Ltd)
4. A written opinion of one recognized expert in the field, mutually acceptable to Irv & the buyer.

All items must be returned in the same condition as when they were sold.

All returned monies will be minus our postage costs.

Packing & Insurance

All items will be well packed and sent via Parcel Force Global Priority with full insurance & tracking. In the unlikely event and item is lost or damaged during transit no monies will be paid back to the customer until we have successfully been reimbursed from the insurance company ourselves.

Chinese Antique Valuations And Appraisals

Do you own a piece of Chinese porcelain or an oriental work of art that you would like to know more about, such as age, history and value?

Then you should really consider using our Chinese Antique Valuation Service as the last thing you want to do is risk under selling the piece due to lack of knowledge or ill gotten advice.