Chinese Antiques on eBay and Art News
This site is owned and maintained by plcombs Dealers of Chinese and Asian Antiques, Gloucester, MA
Here is a short list of articles and resources on Asian antiques and some does and dont’s for successful buying and selling on eBay.
As an EBAY Seller of Asian and Western Antiques are you:
“Hoping” EBAY will fix things with Non-Payers, Troublesome Buyers, Zero Feedback Buyers, Vanishing Bidders and Blocked Bidder Circumvention players? Do you wish eBay would send targeted Emails to buyers with good payment histories? Do you hope one day your listings won’t have to compete with the other 950,000 other items listed under “antiques” on the site?
They Really Do Vary Depending on the Listing and Circumstance, getting really good at it takes thought every time.
When shopping on eBay, your Bidding and Buying strategies should change dependent on the type of listing you are looking at. A one size fits all approach does not work. Your strategy should be dictated by how the seller has created the listing. Our “Six eBay Winning Bid Buying Strategies” will give you some insight into how and when to do what you need to.
- TIP NUMBER ONE: Always add any item(s) you find that you want to your “eBay Watch List” FIRST, do it before you place any bid. (I’ll explain later why)
Authenticating Chinese Porcelains Is Difficult
Chinese Porcelain: What’s Fake and What’s Real?, by PL Combs
“How can you tell the difference between fake Chinese porcelain and original, antique Chinese porcelain?” This is probably the question we hear most from people interested in buying and selling
antique Chinese and Asian porcelain on eBay.
In the world of antiques, authenticating an object is the key to determining values and place of origin. In American furniture the form, construction, material used and overall proportions are the guides one goes by to determine whether a piece is from Boston or New York or South Carolina. They all have regional indicators and usually its a combination of factors that fix the age and where the piece came from. On many occasions its even possible to determine who made it or at least the workshop that produced it. TO say “Authenticating Chinese Porcelains Is Difficult” is an understatement, but a fun challenge.
Good Selling Practices on eBay, by PL Combs
People who know I sell antiques on eBay ask me fairly often how to become a successful eBay dealer. In other words, what are some of the “best practices” for creating good listings on the site?
Creating Successful EBAY Auction Listings – An Advanced Guide, by PL Combs
Selling things on EBAY by Auction for many can be a disappointing experience. All too often the process for the would be seller involves taking a few pictures, uploading them, type in some kind of description, pick a category that seems about right and hit the old launch button—voila! When not much happens the would-be seller usually seems surprised and then gets discouraged.
China’s long history of pottery and subsequent porcelain development has been punctuated throughout with moments of stunning artistic and technical genius. Between these evolved developments are thousands of smaller evolution’s, all of which combined led to the creation of China’s absolute unrivaled history in the craft.
Chinese Blue and White Porcelain history began during the Yuan Dynasty when China under Mongol rule began importing cobalt through Persian merchants.
Chinese Porcelain Authentication A Visual Guide, by PL Combs
“Foot rims are the window to the soul” (of porcelain anyway)
Often missing from books and reference guides on Chinese porcelains are good clear images of the bases and even the marks. While some do an “ok” job showing the reign marks, they are frequently very small and most often show nothing of the details or characteristics of the base itself. (Don’t you just hate that?) Read more
History of Chinese Ming and Qing Bronzes, by PL Combs
During the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were made reached astounding levels of refinement. Read more
Authenticating Real Chinese Porcelain
Authenticating Real Chinese Porcelain
“How can you tell the difference between fake Chinese porcelain and original, antique Chinese porcelain?” This is probably the question we hear most from people interested in buying and selling antique Chinese and Asian porcelain on eBay.
TO learn more nothing is better than looking at AUTHENTIC examples, including the feet. Check our Image Archives under RESOURCES at the top of this page or visit our blog at plcombs.blogspot.