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How to Sell Your Sèvres Porcelain with Sotheby's

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

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Pair of Sèvres vases with gilding and flowers in an auction selling Sèvres porcelain

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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 live 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.

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