Antique Porcelain | Sarasota | St. Petersburg | Tampa
Are you interested in selling your antique porcelain in the Sarasota, St. Petersburg or Tampa bay area? Look no further. As your expert antique dealers, we buy porcelain items of all kinds. Simply use the form in the right side column to contact us, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible! We offer free market analysis valuations on all items—all you have to do is email us a photo with an accompanying description of your piece.
Buying and Selling Antique Porcelain
Ceramics and pottery of historic interest and value are fascinating items to collect. If you have recently come across some high quality items and are wondering if they’re of any value, we’re the people to call! Here at Sarasota Antique Buyers, we are looking to purchase antiques of porcelain and pottery such as:
- 18th and 19th century European and Chinese Export ceramics
- Royal Doulton
- And many other decorative pieces.
Identifying an antique porcelain piece can be quite intricate, as their markings and stamps often have to be closely examined and decoded. If you bring it to a professional buyer, they can often decipher the exact year it was made. For example, if your piece has an “H” it might be the design of James Hadley, one of the finest ceramic modelers of the 19th century. Or maybe you have a symbol that looks like it could be a beehive, but is actually a shield symbol, indicating it is a Royal Vienna piece from the 1880s-1940s. If you have one of these, you could have either a reproduction of the piece, or the original which is quite expensive! The only way to know is to bring it in for an analysis.
Porcelain items frequently bought in Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa include:
Never make the mistake of discarding an old item simply because it is of no value to you, or you think its poor condition makes it worthless. In addition to accepting pieces in all conditions, we can also offer you a place to go if you are looking to have a broken item repaired: Antique Restoration Services. We offer both brokering and consignment services if you are not interested in selling your antique porcelain directly to us in the Sarasota, St. Petersburg or Tampa area. Please contact us with any questions, as well as a photograph of your piece and we would be happy to speak with you over the phone or set up an appointment for further evaluation. In addition to porcelain, other antique items we are also always looking to collect include:
- Bronze Sculptures
- Asian Antiques
- Fine Art Paintings
When photographing your antique porcelain it is best to do it in a well-lit room and to not use flash photography. The best pictures are taken outdoors in the early morning (1-2 hours after sunrise) or in the early evening (one hour before sunset). A quality photograph will allow us to contact you sooner with more information regarding your piece. We purchase single items or whole estates from the Tampa Bay area, including Sarasota, Venice, St. Petersburg, and Orlando.