19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu
This is a professional appraisal report for 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu provided upon request. It contains a detailed description and evaluation of your 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu. This document also includes information about how to sell your item and about the valuation method we’ve used. Keep in mind that the appraisal value is only applicable to this particular unit and should NOT be understood as a general valuation of 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu. It is very important to understand this, as values can range from 100 to 100K depending on subtle details.
This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu you own, whether it is furniture, china, glassware, or other types of antique or collectible items. The information provided will help you to understand your piece and its value. It also provides an appraisal value in US dollars, as well as how to sell it. This report is not intended to encourage you to sell your antique; rather it aims to provide information on your antique’s value so that you know what steps to take if you do wish to sell.
Description and history of 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu
This is a pair of 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique hand-carved Hetian jade.
This is a pair of Pixiu figurines. The Pixiu (also known as Pi Yao) is a mythical animal from Chinese culture. The Pixiu is a lucky symbol for wealth, good fortune, and protection. The Pixiu is a hybrid creature that can appear slightly different depending on the region or time period in which it was made. Generally, it is shown with a dragon head on a lion or dog-like body. Sometimes it has wings or a horn. And it’s often depicted sitting on its hindquarters like a dog. It appears quite stable and maybe even a little portly. You can read more here.
Both are made of Jade, especifically Hetian Jade. This type of Jade is one of the classic Chinese jades. It consists almost entirely of tremolite, but may contain up to 5 wt.-%
The provenance of the figurines is China, specifically, the south of China. I can see from the pictures that both figurines are unsigned and unmarked, so it is impossible to be more specific about the origin of the figurines.
Both were made circa the late 19th or early 20th century. You can see the carvings are of excellent quality and smooth. Older figurines present more imperfections and errors in the carving. Hence, I can conclude the figurines are circa the mentioned period.
Sometimes for chinese objects, the dinasty is also specified. In this case, the figurines are from The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing. This was a Manchu-led imperial dynasty of China and the last orthodox dynasty in Chinese history (1636–1911);.
Pixiu figurines are well represented here and form part of feng shui practice. These are used in ancient Chinese traditional practice, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
Appraisal Value ($)
$550-600 for both.
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How to sell it
Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. Selling 19th Qing Dynasty Chinese antique Hand-Carved Hetian Jade Pixiu can take a lot of time. Be patient, but also make sure that the price you are asking for is the right one for your pieces of art. Consider the following tips on how to sell antiques and collectibles online: These tips will help maximize the price of your antique or collectible.
I would recommend selling it online. There are many ways to do this. For instance, Post an ad on Craigslist. Use eBay to sell antiques online. Post a listing on the Etsy marketplace. Sell with direct messages using Instagram. You can create a website using Squarespace or WordPress. Use Shopify to sell via a website, POS and social channels. List your items on Bonanza.com, Facebook Marketplaces, or Amazon Marketplaces. If you don’t have time, I would recommend starting with Facebook, Etsy, and Amazon.
The key to selling antiques online is to let potential customers know that you know what you are talking about. It’s much more difficult to sell something when the potential buyer can’t be sure it’s authentic. Sellers should use a well thought out descriptive guide like this one. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through classified ads. If a buyer asks for more information, giving them some valuable facts well ahead of time will get you more sales because your reputation will increase and real customers are the ones who ask for more details.
In order to sell your antiques online, you will need to create a profile on the relevant forum (Etsy, Amazon, and FB). Make sure you add a high-resolution image of the product (include at least 3 detailed photos) and add some text. The text should be informative and straight to the point; nothing fancy or fluffy.
Asking price is a big factor in selling your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chipped paint), you are unlikely to get many bids. If the asking price is too low, it will cost you money for repairs, shipping, and insurance. As a general rule, I would recommend setting an asking price that is 80% of the value of this report, so you will make the listing attractive from the beginning.
About the valuation method
This is a detailed report of the value of your piece. To determine the value, the appraiser has considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer.
That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.
To get an accurate valuation of your antique piece, I considered the following: description, condition, and possible precious metal content. History, age, provenance, and the importance it has played in history are also considered. A crucial interest is a collector’s willingness to buy this piece. While some antiques are really collectible, others are really difficult to sell, and hence their value decreases.
Antiques can be a good investment. A piece’s year of manufacture, condition, rarity, and history can all influence an antique’s value.Antiques, when bought wisely and carefully, can provide many good years, even decades, of enjoyment before their value appreciates significantly. Antique furniture, paintings, prints, and maps are not only useful works of art but also tangible assets. Their value in the market increases every year, making them great long-term investments for people who want to diversify their assets.