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Need someone in the Santa Fe New Mexico area to look at pieces
Hello to all,
I am seeking a person who is familiar with Asian ceramics who I can show some pieces to. I am willing to pay for reviewing the work. I collect mostly monochrome or simple decorated pieces. I am interested in work that shows vitality in throwing ( I work on the wheel myself). Much is written on highly decorated work, and the quality of eye and hand in decoration is evident when comparing pictures with pieces, this is not so much the case with cruder work that is less refined. I take my lead from Hamada and Leach as far as esthetics are concerned, though I do like more refined decoration as long as the forms are not too dead.
I have only purchased a few pieces that have turned out to be obvious modern forgeries meant to deceive, but though everything else is "real" or at least an old copy that has soul, what anything really "is" can be befuddling. I have found online evaluations to be rather vague, and with valuations that I consider rather high.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
hi, welcome to the forum.
Fortunately, we have a few members here who are experts on chinese antiques. You can post photos of your items in the "help identify this" section and we'll gladly share our thoughts on them, including value if you wish. The experts here are likely much more experienced in chinese ceramic than any local appraisers who can find in Santa Fe (and free of charge too!).
I agree with Springmeier, there are people here with an astonishing level of knowledge, they will also be completely honest - they’ll tell you if it’s ‘good’, ‘bad’ or if they can’t be certain without handling the piece (which doesn’t happen very often).
Paying for an appraisal doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get good advice, the field is full of pseudo-experts. Here, you will get a consensus from several experts, which to my mind is much safer.
Hi John, I'm down in Placitas. I'm in Santa Fe maybe once a week, and would be happy to look at your pieces sometime, and obviously wouldn't charge anything. Though I'm far from an expert, especially in monochromes, I've bought and sold hundreds of pieces of antique Chinese porcelain, and have a general sense of new vs old. I agree with the others that the most useful thing would probably be to post good pics here at the forum, but I'm happy to look sometime.
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