Bidamount Identification Assistant
Bidamount Identification Assistant
Bidamount Chinese and Asian Art Identification Assistant
If you've been wondering what the Chinese or Asian object is that you have and what it might be worth, Welcome!
We can authenticate* Chinese porcelain, jades, bronzes, Bamboo carvings and Japanese works of art.
Many people around the world have Chinese and Asian objects they've been curious about for months, years or even a decade or two. Perhaps it was inherited, bought at a local auction, yard sale or a local antique shop on a whim. Maybe the seller wasn't able to be terribly precise as to its history, age or meaning of decoration.
For the non-expert, looking up things and accumulating accurate information isn't easy. If this is you, you're far from being alone. Often folks spend days online doing research and in the end, they come away more confused than when they started. So laugh, relax and tell yourself.."It isn't just me!!!!"
We're happy to help.
System Requirements For Uploading Images
In order to upload images,
and (important, if it doesn't work)
- Make Sure Pop-Up Blocking Is Switched To "ON" on your Chrome or other browsers.
- Chrome Check HERE, NOTE: You may need to add https://bidamount.com/ to the ALLOW list on your browser.
- FIREFOX Pop UP Settings.
- Microsoft Edge
If after selecting the images you wish to send, make sure they appear in the list.
Extremely Important Regarding Photos
Please try to submit images that have been shot OUTDOORS in natural light or under PROFESSIONAL grade full spectrum photo lights.
Please DO NOT submit images shot indoors with regular light bulbs of any kind including florescent lights, flashlights, floodlights, incandescent lights etc.
Color is crucial in determining age and authenticity. Anything other than natural light and/or TRULY professional indoor photo lights will often give a false reading of your piece's age/authenticity. .
Please include at least three including front, bottom and top. It is a good idea to send as many as you can, detail images are important. If we need any additional ones, we will eMail you directly to ask.
We can tell you what it is or what it isn't. we can authenticate Chinese porcelain, bronzes, jades and much more.
Peace of mind for a modest $15 Fee Per Item
How it works is simple, it really is.
Simply complete the submission form, upload up to 8 images, pay the $15 submission fee and we'll get back to you within a few days. If for some reason we cannot arrive at a determination your $15 will be immediately returned with an explanation why. (it's not likely we won't be able to help)
If appropriate, we might be able to suggest another available item as an alternative.
What you can submit for information on.
Porcelain, Ceramics, Robes, Scholar's Objects, China Trade Objects, Bronzes, Old Paintings, Bamboo and Carvings.
Please use separate inquiries for each item submitted.
NOTE: authenticate*, while we endeavor to provide the most accurate information available to us for each item, our opinion is not an absolute Gaurantee of accuracy as photos are not the same as having an item "in hand". Keeping in mind always that forgers keep getting better and better every month.
What we cannot help you with.
Modern style and early 20th C. paintings done in the Classical manner. These are notoriously faked with modern printing methods and by living artists working in factories in Asia. Without a magnifying glass and examined in person they can be nearly impossible to date and authenticate.
Why a $15 Fee?
The last few years at Bidamount
During the last few years, Bidamount and its sister channel on YouTube have both grown vastly. (more than we ever envisioned) Along with this growth, the volume of inquiries from users needing information on active auction listings and currently owned items has risen massively. In order to continue answering all of these inquiries, it requires attention from Bidamount personnel for part of each day to sort and organize inquiries apart from our regular business activities of appraising estates, working with clients, buying and selling.
So we thought a modest $15 fee might offset some the expenses associated with providing the service.
I hope everyone feels this is fair and a reasonable amount.