Market prep means writing pricing tags. It’s a chore. Especially with lots of small stuff. I use various sources such as Etsy, auction sites, etc when I’m not sure how to price something. Well... I found this adorable pewter teapot at Goodwill a few weeks ago and splurged on it. It was $5. I say splurged bc I wouldn’t normally spend $5 on something like this. Ummmm I was price researching this morning and I’m glad I did. Apparently this is a 19th century Chinese teapot with a jade handle and spout. One similar sold on an auction site for $1400! Mine is missing the lid and not signed but still- it’s worth more than the $12 I was going to price it. I think I’ll keep it for now. 😄
Mr. Zhang Pusheng is available for high level Chinese ceramic appraisals through Red8 Asian Art. Please contact me with any enquires. Here is his bio:
Born in Shanghai in March 1934, graduated from the History Department of Fudan University in Shanghai in September 1957. He is currently a member of the National Cultural Relics Appraisal Committee.
He has been engaged in cultural relics for more than 40 years and is good at identification, research and teaching of ancient ceramics. Since 1980, he has served as a visiting professor at Shanghai University, Fudan University, Jiangxi Normal University, Hunan Normal University, Northwest University, Nanjing Art College and the State Cultural Relics Bureau Yangzhou Training Center. He has taught Chinese antique ceramics identification and custody knowledge. He has thousands of students. He published three monographs, "Appreciation of Blue and White Porcelain Paintings", "Appreciation of Blue and White Porcelain" and "Yixing Zisha". He has written two lectures on "Characteristics, Identification and Custody of Chinese Ceramics" and "How to Identify Antique Porcelain". From 1992 to 1997, he was appointed by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage as a member of the first-class cultural relics confirmation expert group.
Lot 1201: Chinese giltwood head of guanyin. The deity is carved with an elaborate headdress with a bird above her forehead and her hair upswept in a chignon, her eyes downcast. Polychrome traces. Swipe to see additional photos. To be auctioned at The Potomack Company on November 19. See link in bio for bidding information and more details.