You may have arrived at this page because you wish to
have an item evaluated.
For a free
evaluation, please post to the public forum .
We can provide an
informal opinion in private to those not wishing to post
items in the public forum.
Good if you need a second opinion before bidding or
purchasing on Ebay or elsewhere.
- Opinion on age/
- Pre-purchase opinion
(for online or offline items)
If you wish to consult us in private regarding an item,
please contribute a small amount of USD7.50 per item
to the running of this site.
(USD15.00 for two items; USD22.50 for three items)
An informal opinion will provide you with a view on whether
your item could be authentic and how old it may be. If there
is a mark I/we will let you know about the mark content, if
it is readable (although with most Chinese porcelain marks
it cannot be used for dating : see “Marks” section).
If I/we cannot tell
for sure what you have, based on your pictures, or if I/we
are not confident enough to tell what it is, without a
hands-on inspection, this will be stated in our answer.
Please note that we do not
provide valuations proper.
On request we will provide an opinion as to whether
the expense of a formal appraisal or valuation might be
worthwhile for your item.
If you submit a vintage, new or fake item for evaluation, we
will let you know what we think it is, but may not be able
to help as to who made that specific item, or from when it
- Please be aware that I/we can only provide our view on
authenticity and the age of antique items (vintage and
newer items are outside this scope).
We do not pretend to know
all there is about Chinese antique porcelain. The whole
range of Chinese porcelain spans more than a thousand
Our main field of interest is Ming and Qing dynasty
porcelain; with Yuan and Song dynasty porcelain we have
some limited knowledge of certain main stream kiln items
(There were hundreds of kilns in operation at any one time.)
We cannot help with Tang
and earlier items.
After payment you will be
taken to the uploading page, where you can upload up to
Please provide images
of a approx. 600-800 pixel width, respectively
kbytes each. Alternatively you can post the
pictures to an external image site (Photobucket, etc.) and
just enter the appropriate link in the message, instead of
of unavailability Feb. 2018 ~
Due to current work load new
item evaluations can not be accepted for the
Please ask your item queries in the forum at
|Request an Item Opinion