Asiatic Art Valuations
How Much Is Your Asiatic Items Worth?
Do you own any perfume burner? 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.
The history of the perfume burner
The use of perfume dates back to the dawn of time and seems to have appeared in the Middle East around 7000 BC. The ritual of fumigation in perfume burners took place mainly in religious places or in the homes of royal families. A proper economy was set up around perfume. Incense is in fact the oldest perfume in Asia.
In China, the art of perfume was used for burials. Perfume became a symbol of Chinese culture and gradually became associated with the daily life of the educated. Perfume burners were used in various rituals such as healing and the elevation of the spirit to the afterlife during meditation sessions. It also has a preventive role in purifying a place and preventing epidemics.
An object that attracts collectors for the range of technical achievements.
The perfume burner is an interesting object because as uses different techniques. The first perfume burners took the shape of an ancient Chinese ship. They resemble a three-legged vessel with two handles that can have different shapes. A range of materials were used, so they can be made of bronze, hard stone such as jade, ceramics or wood. They are regularly decorated with carvings. These objects are often loaded with legends and myths and are sometimes a symbol of peace and harmony. The tradition of the perfume burner spread across Europe over the past few centuries.
How do we appraise your perfume burner?
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 perfume burner experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a perfume burner, 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.