I strongly recommend you read this page FULLY before purchasing a valuation, thank you! Irv Graham.
Do you possess a piece of Chinese porcelain or a Chinese work of art that you would like to know more about?
It makes sense to get an accurate valuation for a number of reasons, such as:
1) You want advice before buying or selling an item.
2) Your insurance company requires an accurate valuation.
3) A valuation is required for tax or inheritance purposes.
4) You simply just wish to know more about your item’s history etc…
What ever your reasons, our valuation service will answer the following important questions on your behalf.
- How old is your item?
- Is your item imperial?
- Where was your item made?
- How much are similar items selling for at auction?
You have heard the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’. Well, that is certainly the case here.
There are other Chinese antique valuation and authentication services charging less than the service offered by Irv Graham. But Chinese antiques being what they are, it’s imperative a good valuer has a sharp eye, hands-on experience along with in-depth knowledge and up-to-date research material.
Irv Graham will not undertake any valuation unless he is 100% sure he can deliver to each customer a valuation report that is guaranteed accurate and to which he will personally stand by.
It is imperative when looking at Chinese works of art that a correct appraisal is conducted, as incorrect information can be very, very costly to you the customer.
Three Simple Steps
- 1) Choose how many Chinese antique valuations you would like and click ‘Buy Now’ when you’re ready.
- 2) Once your payment has been processed you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can upload photographs of your Chinese antique.
- 3) Within 48 hours your valuation certificate will be emailed to you.
Contact me directly if you require a large number of items valued.
Please ensure you email clear photographs of the piece to be valued along with any condition issues and provenance you may have regarding your piece.
How Many Chinese Antiques Valuations Would You Like?
You will receive an in-depth valuation certificate in pdf format.
Please allow 48 hours for delivery.
Chinese Antique Valuation FAQs
How long does authentication take?
I ask for 48 hours when you purchase a Chinese antique valuation, but the majority of authentications take no more than an hour or two as most items I see are fairly obvious. But I do sometimes see pieces that are potentially rare & unusual and will obviously require in-depth research. This may take more time – advice will be given on a case by case basis.
Will you tell me how much my piece is worth?
Yes, but first your piece needs to be authenticated before it can be appraised.
Do you authenticate all Chinese pottery & porcelain?
NO – A Thermoluminescence Test is advisable for pottery from the earlier periods.
An expert has already told me my piece is a later copy! What do you advise?
Always get as many opinions as you can as no one really knows it all. An expert can be strong in Chinese works of art and weak in Chinese porcelain, or vice versa.
Examples of Chinese vases sold at auction below:
A gallery of recently sold Chinese antiques on Ebay