An enamel chinese porcelain vase decorated with deer in an auction selling chinese porcelain

How to Sell Your Chinese Porcelain with Sotheby's

Chinese Porcelain Consignment

To receive an auction estimate from a Sotheby's specialist, we offer two convenient and confidential options:
1. Request an estimate online
2. Meet with a specialist in person in your nearest city
  • EVENT
    New England | Chinese Art
    20–24 May 2019
    Schedule an Evaluation
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    Midwest | Chinese Art
    3–7 June 2019
    Schedule an Evaluation
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    Mid-Atlantic | Chinese Art
    22–26 June 2019
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    Vienna | Chinese & Japanese Works of Art
    27 May 2019
    Schedule a valuation
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    Copenhagen | Chinese Art
    4 June 2019
    Schedule a valuation
  • EVENT
    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
    25 June 2019
    Schedule a valuation
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    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
    3 July 2019
    Schedule a valuation

Get Started with an Estimate

Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your Chinese porcelain. Complimentary estimates are provided for each porcelain object that meets our minimum consignment value ($5,000 in New York, £3,000 in London and HK$40,000 in Hong Kong).

Get an Estimate
famille rose porcelain bowl in an auction selling chinese porcelain vases, bowls and cups

Chinese Porcelain Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I sell my Chinese porcelain online?
    Sotheby's makes it easy to sell your Chinese porcelain to our international audience. The first step is to submit your object for a complimentary auction estimate valuation. By submitting photographs and your information online, our specialists can quickly and privately provide you with an auction estimate and sale recommendation for your porcelain.
  • How can I tell if my Chinese vase is old?
    Our specialists have many years of experience handling and valuing a wide variety of Chinese vases, plates, bowls, and other porcelain objects. By submitting your photographs, our specialists can provide a preliminary estimate and date. Once the object is brought to Sotheby's, our specialists carefully examine the porcelain again to ensure accuracy and condition.
  • How do I ship my porcelain to be sold at Sotheby's?
    After you have received the auction estimate from our specialists, they will be able to assist you with shipping logistics. We obtain competitive quotes from the top white-glove shipping companies in the world on your behalf. Regardless of your location, Sotheby's can help you find the best shippers to handle the most fragile Chinese porcelain.
  • Why should I sell my antique Asian porcelain with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art department is made up of an international team of specialists located in all major selling centers: Hong Kong, New York, London and Paris. Our specialists are able to identify, value, and sell the rarest of Chinese antiques, thus continually leading the market with record-breaking sales. This year, with the sale of the Imperial Yangcai Famille-Rose porcelain vase in Paris, Sotheby's Paris established a new record for any Chinese porcelain sold at auction in France. Our sales in Asia also have led the market for three years in a row with 2018 sales reaching a new record of US$1 billion. Buyers come to Sotheby's to purchase the best and finest examples of Chinese porcelain and other Asian antiques. When you consign with Sotheby's, you can be assured that your piece will be exposed to the most qualified audience of private collectors, museums, dealers and connoisseurs.

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