Ming Dynasty Chinese Ceramic Vessel
Japanese Meiji Period Ceramic Censer
Tiffany & Co. Oyster Plate
Lidded Porcelain Jar by Fraureuth
You Won't Be Able to Resist Our Curated Antique Porcelain Collection
Our fine, rare, and unique antique porcelain showcases beautiful French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Austrian, Georgian, Danish, Persian, Italian, and English works and more. Makers include Herend, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Ernst Wahliss, Kinkozan Sobei, and Peter Ipsen. You won't easily find a more whimsical, charming, or eccentric selection with our frogs, bats, dragons, buddhas, merhorses, kangaroos, parrots, ducks, geishas, roosters, owls, and fauns.
We’ve done the sourcing and assessing for you. However, if you are a collector or interested in an adventure, why not try the process of sourcing and valuing some pieces?
When Buying Antique Porcelain Figurines, Consider This
Specific features to look for as part of your appraisal include the following.
- The manufacturer's mark or the designer stamp: Valuable figurines will always reflect a unique mark or stamp from the maker or artist. Look carefully, using a magnifying glass if necessary, as these marks can be very small—even hardly visible. The most valuable are hand-painted figurines that bear the artist's signature.
- Assess the figurine's condition: Examine the item for chips, cracks, smudged paint, and whether it's been broken and mended. Even a professional mend should be visible under a bright light. Any flaws will reduce the value of your figurine. If your selected item is in good condition, keep it perfectly intact through proper storage to protect your investment.
- Identify rarity and age: Figurines from rare moulds and limited editions will have a higher value, while more common moulds will have a more competitive price. Limited editions (LEs) usually have two numbers on the base. The top number is the total amount of figurines produced from that mould. As with many an antique, the age of your figurine does not necessarily relate to value, although knowing its 'vintage' may help detail its history. The price that you paid for your antique porcelain figurine does not equate to its genuine value: demand is volatile, and supply fluctuates over time, impacting cost.
Knowing the provenance of your figurine will help you avoid purchasing imitation items, abundant at flea markets and garage and boot sales. Buy from a reputable dealer who can verify your porcelain item's pedigree with photos or purchase histories.
What Sets Us Apart Regarding Antique Porcelain Figurines?
When you buy from us, you invest in quality. Our collection offers you value, rarity, irreplaceable idiosyncrasy, character, and lasting beauty. You may pay more, but your enjoyment will long outlive the price. With us, you can:
- Start conversations. Nothing breaks the ice quite as one of our unique, quirky, or charming pieces does. Whether you’ve purchased a unique work of art, an outlandish pitcher, or an exquisite bracelet, guests and clients will be exploring and discussing well into the evening.
- Own now and pay later. No need to wait to own that exotic item you have your eye on that is perfect for your redecorated bedroom. We’ll be able to offer you payment options to get that item into your home sooner rather than later.
- Window-shop our catalogue. Browse online or immerse yourself in our catalogue. Once you've made your selection, place your order online. If you live locally, your delightful treasure will be at your door in no time at all.
About The Antique Guild
We curate a collection of high-quality, valuable, and rare and unique pieces to inspire you and add impact to your home or another space. We stock a striking selection of antique and vintage art, décor, jewellery, silver decorative arts, and glassware, in addition to our gorgeous porcelain. Don't forget to become a member for invitations to our online jewellery exhibitions and sign up for our mailing list to hear the latest and see the newest additions to our beautiful collection.