Sevres Porcelain Evaluation
Sevres porcelain company was founded in France during the middle of the 18th century. Sevres was designed to help France produce better quality porcelains. Napolean was involved with the company during the early 1800s. Many porcelain pieces during this time were made for him, some even depicted him in the art. The hand painted detail of Sevres porcelain became one of the best of its time. Many large antique Sevres pieces are displayed in museums and fine galleries all over the world.
Sevres porcelain can be very valuable. A lot depends on the age, size, subject and detail of the piece. Sevres made many porcelain boxes, vases, dish ware, urns, clocks and much more. In many instances, it is hard to determine if an item is Sevres because the vases are sometimes turned into lamps. In order to tell for sure the lamp is Sevres, you have 2 options. First you can look for an artist signature and find out if the artist is known as a working with the Sevres company. The second option would be to take the lamp apart and check for the Sevres mark underneath the base. Many don’t want to take a chance on damaging the lamp, so they simply list the description as “Sevres style” when selling. In todays market, many reproductions and fakes have emerged. You need to be sure you are buying and selling from reputable antique Sevres dealers and do research on any item in question.
Sevres is one of the few porcelain companies that are still in high demand today. However, the smaller more modern pieces have not maintained the value. Buyers are looking for rare pieces. The Sevres porcelain items in demand are the extremely large examples. Hand painted urns and vases over 2 feet tall (especially pairs) are popular. Any Sevres items that are made with gilt bronze are also big sellers. These pieces include clock sets, candelabras, large boxes and tables.
If you are selling a unique Sevres piece, let us know. We can connect you with some of the biggest Sevres dealers in the country.
These antique Sevres buyers are willing to pay very high prices because they have wealthy International customers waiting for them. They usually buy French porcelain in the New York City area. However, for the extremely rare Sevres porcelain pieces, buyers will travel anywhere needed.
Sevres Gilt Bronze Box