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ATLANTA, GA, January 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Art Pottery, the expert in American pottery marks identification, understands that pottery collectors have a strong desire to be able to evaluate the worth of their collection or items they wish to add to their collection. However, determining the real value of a piece of antique pottery can often be a complicated process.
Get a Ballpark Figure
If you are aware of the school or artisans behind the piece, Art Pottery says it is possible to determine a ballpark estimate for the piece itself by doing research on recent auctions of similarly sized and colored pieces. The Newcomb College pottery experts warn that some pottery schools have a wider pricing range than others, making them more difficult for an amateur to evaluate.
Do Your Research
Beyond the craftsmen or producers, pottery values are largely based on the size of the piece, its condition, the quality of craftsmanship, its overall rarity within the producer's oeuvre and the year it was made. The most highly valued pottery in most schools is typically a larger piece with exceptional condition and color.
If you are looking to value your American antique pottery, Art Pottery recommends that you familiarize yourself with the value work produced by the pottery schools that created your pieces. The appraisal company warns that these evaluations are not guaranteed values; they are more accurately considered rough estimates. If you want to know the full value of a piece, you must take it to a professional pottery appraiser, like those at Art Pottery.
Visit http://www.artpottery.com to learn more about appraising your pottery.
About Art Pottery:
Art Pottery buys and appraises American antique pottery. We also offer helpful information for customers on our website as to how to identify and value pottery based on their glaze, mark and shape.
For more information, please visit http://artpottery.com.
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