European Porcelain and China Consignment
Sotheby’s is your most reliable resource for selling European ceramics at auction. Our global team of experienced specialists work closely throughout Sotheby’s worldwide locations to secure the rarest and most important pottery, porcelain, china and glass from all major British and European factories dating from the 15th to the late 20th centuries, and to promote these objects to the widest range of potential buyers. This has led to strong Meissen, Sevres, KPM, Worcester and other ceramics sales totals and record prices.
In Janaury 2020, Sotheby’s was delighted to offer Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors, a unique collection of works from the personal collection of legendary interior designer Mario Buatta. The dedicated two-day auction offered nearly 1,000 works with 99% sold. Achieving over 7.6 million USD, the sale featured English and Chinese Export porcelain, English pottery and Dutch Delft, English enamels, silver, and glassware. We are now inviting collectors to consign porcelain, china and glass for upcoming auctions. To learn about the value of your collection, simply submit images and information through our easy-to-use online estimate form. A specialist will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my European Porcelain and China?Sotheby's decorative arts, porcelain and ceramics sales attract collectors, academics, museum curators and new buyers from New York and around the world. Live and online auctions happen throughout the year. Now is the perfect time to consign porcelain, china and other ceramics.
- Why is European porcelain and china highly collectible?Sotheby’s, your most reliable resource for English and other European ceramics appraisal and consignment, achieves hammer prices well above our low estimates. The global market for these one-of-a-kind pieces is highly competitive, with throngs of enthusiasts participating in live sales and online auctions. When you are ready to sell European ceramics, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price.
- What are the best-selling types of European ceramics?Because this category is quite diverse, many types of European china, porcelain and glass are in demand. Connoisseurs and enthusiasts buy and sell antique porcelain and china for their rarity and beauty. Sotheby’s Decorative Arts sales feature objects that were once part of distinguished collections. Expand your knowledge of this popular collecting category by visiting museums and dealers, and by consulting reference books that offer detailed photographs. Request a complimentary estimate and our experts will view your photographs.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell European porcelain, china or ceramics, a porcelain sculpture, figurine, figure, tureen, gold box, enameled box, plate, dessert plate, dish, bowl, cup, coffee pot, coffee service, scent bottle, ice pail, mug or basin that depicts a figure painting, floral, bird, marine scene, military scene, Commedia dell’Arte, or Hausmaler decoration. Antique Austrian, English, French, German, Italian and Swiss ceramics includes artists such as Picasso and makers such as Meissen, Sèvres, KPM and Worcester.