BidAmount An Online Community For Dealers and Collectors of Chinese-Asian Art
Collecting Chinese porcelain and antiques can have its challenges.
The proliferation of skillfully made fakes and copies pouring from mainland China have made it even more difficult. From eBay to Live Auctioneers, to Invaluable as well as numerous sites in China, fakes are everywhere.
Learning how to avoid copies and reproductions through knowledge and experience is, of course, the only solution. This is something we at BidAmount.com have built an entire site to assist you in.
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The Weekly News-Letter; A free weekly updated source for handpicked auction items found by us on eBay each week. Every single item is handpicked by us, every week. So just sign up!
The Forum; A place to post items to discuss and learn more about them with other users. You can also share information about upcoming auctions from around the world. Also to discuss auction results as well as museum exhibitions and anything else that suits you. Join today and share your stories, ideas, images or ask a question.
Bidamount Collector and Bidder Assistant Service;Get help before you buy, or advice afterwards, just ask us.
Weekly YouTube Videos; Regular auction revues, learning to identify authentic objects, a weekly look at what sold on eBay and for how much, as well as a look ahead at the upcoming week's offerings.
Dealer-Auctioneers; A page linking directly to past auction catalogues from Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonhams and TAJAN for research and learning.
The Blog; Auction revues, articles about collecting and learning about Asian art.
Site Pages; Numerous links to resources. On there, you'll find access to museum collections our Image Archives, Specific articles about porcelain types, reign marks, reference boo0ks you can buy for your library and much more.
The Asian Art Market, Everyone Can Participate In It
Collecting Chinese porcelain and antiques can be for everyone. Generally, the world of art has always presented a remarkably level playing field to those with knowledge. Chinese and Asian art is no different. No, it's not just for the wealthy who spend hundreds of thousands to millions a year building collections. Knowledge and resources can empower you in remarkably well when it comes to this particular area of interest.
Remember, the Asian art market does not begin and end with a few top dealers and the three major auction houses, they are just one corner of it. They do however provide a rich environment from which to learn a great deal, so take advantage.
Collecting Chinese Porcelain and Antiques can be a lot of fun, so please join us.