Asiatic Art Valuations
How Much Is Your Asiatic Items Worth?
Do you own any jade? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
Where can you find jade decorations?
Jade, an ancient Asian decorative technique, is found in most Chinese objects, furniture and clothing. This stone is also highly prized in jewellery. Since prehistoric times in Chinese culture, jade has been considered to have magical attributes and mystical properties. It later became a symbol of absolute power for emperors.
The price of jade
Whether dark, light, brown or ochre, jade carved in China during the 18th and 19th centuries is highly prized on the art market. In fact, the resulting works of jade rose to the rank of works of art. Their prices depend on their origins – for example, jades belonging to the wealthiest classes will be much more expensive than others.
The difference between jade and jadeite
Although largely unknown, when we talk about jade, we are generally talking about two minerals: nephrite and jadeite. The former concerns the jades used in the oldest objects and jewellery. Its price can very easily increase according to its size, age, etc.
Jadeite, on the other hand, corresponds to a work technique of this precious stone dating back to the 19th century. The most valuable models in jadeite are the so-called “imperial” quality stones, which are a very fine, translucent jade with a very light green colour.
The expertise of a jade object
The appellation jade is regularly misused on the market. All the more so because of the numerous reproductions, imitating old cutting work. This is why the eye of an expert is needed before selling or buying jade. Mr Expert’s expertise allows us to properly study the age and origin of each jade stone to work out the most accurate price. Discover the universe of these imperial stones in the Jade category.
How do we appraise your jade?
Requesting an online valuation of your asian object is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our jade experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a jade, use our online form for a free appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.