How to Sell Your Sèvres Porcelain with Sotheby's

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Wonder how much your Sèvres 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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Sèvres porcelain?
    Sotheby's auctions of porcelain attract collectors, museum curators and new buyers from New York and around the world. When you are ready to sell your Sèvres piece, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price. Our specialists can discuss sale options with you after you submit your photographs online. Sotheby's offers sales that include Sèvres porcelain in New York, London, Paris, and online throughout the year.
  • How do I know if my porcelain was made by Sèvres?
    Many Sèvres pieces are marked on the underside or reverse with interlaced L’s in blue paint. Between the interlaced L’s is often a letter, which refers to the date it was produced. Since Sèvres has a very long history, the style of the marks and the way they were produced, (i.e. stenciled, hand-painted) has changed over time. Our specialists have many years of experience in handling Sèvres porcelain and will be able to help you identify the marks on your piece, so please include detailed, clear photographs of any marks or symbols.
  • What are the best-selling types of Sèvres porcelain?
    Fine pieces of Sèvres porcelain are always in demand by global buyers. Look for pieces by makers Charles-Nicolas Dodin, Léon Kann, François-Joseph Aloncle, Jean-Louis Morin, Étienne-Henry Le Guay, Marc-Louis Solon and Jean Charles Develly.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell decorative art such as Sevres and Vincennes porcelain or ceramic sculpture, figurine, figure, clock, plate, dessert plate, dish, bowl, cup, coffee pot, coffee service, mug or pitcher painted with a bird, animal, dog, elephant, rhinoceros, menagerie, flowers, chinoiserie figures, with interlaced LL marks.