Oriental Works of Art
At Nicholas Muston our specialist consultants can appraise and value your Chinese and Japanese ceramics and works of art and sell them on your behalf through the most suitable outlet to achieve the highest price.
Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese art, antiques and porcelain are highly collectable. We are experienced in valuing a range of oriental art and antiques and can advise on the best avenue to sale.
Oriental works of art valuations provided for sale, probate and insurance purposes throughout the country.
We value Chinese porcelain, silver, jade, bronzes, scroll paintings, lacquer work and furniture.
Chinese art and antiques dating from the Neolithic era through to the Republic period, are highly sought after by Chinese nationals. Ceramics, silver, furniture, sculptures, scroll paintings, kimonos and jade can all be valued and are increasingly in high demand. Imperial pieces of porcelain have been achieving staggering prices but fine blue and white, enamel decorated or block glaze pieces, like sang de boeuf, are also highly prized.
The market for Japanese works of art has been steadily increasing over the past ten years and ceramics, bronzes, netsuke, inros, silver and katanas are particularly popular.
If you believe you have a rare or unusual oriental piece and have little knowledge, it is best to let the team at Nicholas Muston help guide you. If you’re interested in selling, then be mindful who to, as you could fall victim to an unscrupulous dealer that might take advantage of your ignorance of the subject matter and you could lose the value of an artistic heritage piece worth tens of thousands of pounds.
A sale via auction can often be the best way of achieving true market value and we can advise you on the most suitable company. We have a large database of private collectors and dealers for certain pieces or collections and can broker a sale directly to one of them on your behalf. We take a small commission for handling the transaction.
If you are looking to sell Chinese or Japanese works of art, please get in touch for a valuation from a RICS accredited valuer.