What makes a Chinese vase valuable?
“The main things that determine the value of a piece are the market for that type of piece, its condition, and the provenance,” Paloympis explains. The first two criteria seem obvious, but a works provenance—the record of its past ownership—holds an exceptional importance in the world of Chinese ceramics.
How do you identify an antique vase?
How to Tell If a Vase Is AntiqueLook for a mark on the bottom of the vase. Look at the composition of the glass. Look at the bottom of the vase. Look for an overmark, which is a stamp placed on the bottom of a vase over the original makers mark. Look for a NIPPON mark.29 Oct 2018
How can you tell an antique is real?
An antique will have irregular dovetail joints, while a new piece will have perfect joints, cut by a computer-aided machine. - A single slot screw is another sign of age. - Also examine the drawers runner for signs of wear – the indication that its been opened thousands of times over the years.