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How to Sell Your Meissen Porcelain with Sotheby's

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Wonder how much your Meissen porcelain might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your item.

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A set of Meissen plates in an auction selling European Ceramics

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I sell my Meissen porcelain with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby's offers auctions throughout the year in Paris, London and New York that feature Meissen porcelain as well as other decorative arts and ceramics. Our auctions, both live and online, attract collectors, academics, museum curators and new buyers from around the world. When you are ready to sell your Meissen porcelain, simply submit information and photographs online and a specialist will contact you with our suggested estimate, sale date and location.
  • How do I ship my Meissen porcelain to Sotheby's?
    The first step is to submit your information and photographs online. Our specialists will contact you with our suggested estimate, sale date and location. After those details are agreed upon, Sotheby's can help you obtain a shipping quote. Sotheby's works with the top white-glove art shippers around the world who can safely transport even the most fragile of antiques.
  • How can I tell if my porcelain was made by Meissen?
    Many Meissen porcelain pieces feature two blue crossed swords to the underside. It can, however, be difficult to authenticate based on these marks since other factories have similar marks and the Meissen mark itself has changed over time. Our specialists have many years of experience in valuing and selling Meissen porcelain and can assist you in authenticating and valuing your Meissen porcelain before it is sold at auction. The first step is to submit clear photographs of the overall piece and details of any marks on the underside or reverse.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell decorative art such as a Meissen porcelain or ceramic sculpture, figurine, figure, clock, plate, dessert plate, dish, bowl, cup, coffee pot, coffee service, mug or pitcher that depicts a bird, animal, dog, elephant, rhinoceros, menagerie, harlequin, flowers, chinoiserie, especially those modelled by Kaendler, Kandler, Kirchner, Reinicke and Eberlein with crossed swords and AR marks.