Quoted: on the Value of Asian and Silver Antiques
Last week, I was honored to be quoted in an expert article on the value of certain antiques written in Long Live Your Money. Various commonly owned or inherited antiques were discussed, including the ones I gave information on. These were Asian antiques (Asian art, Chinese snuff bottles, etc.) and of course, sterling silver antiques and other fine metal antiques.
Antique silver is always sought after, and many times inherited by itself or kept as a keepsake when other items are sold at an estate sale. Silver tea sets, silverware sets, and even enameled metal pieces (cloisonné and champleve) are among the pieces I brought up in the post. Fine silver pieces, and items from other fine metals such as gold, retain their value well.
It’s always great to share my knowledge on the value and history of antiques, which is also why I offer DIY appraisal tips, so you can preliminarily analyse the item in question. Finding a reputable dealer is important, so if you have any questions or need a second opinion on valuation, contact me.