What is my china worth?

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR CHINA

Perhaps you have a china cabinet filled with mismatched pieces from your great-grandmother or a full set of china squirreled away in the attic gathering dust, and you’re starting to wonder what it’s really worth. The key to determining the value is identifying what you have, when it was made, and who made it. Our Savvy Specialists are here to make that process as easy as possible, we just need a little bit of information about the pieces.

IDENTIFY CHINA SETS TO MAXIMIZE VALUE

If you have china decorated with the same pattern or markings, they are likely a set. Though it's not mandatory to sell china pieces as sets, it can help increase their resale value as collectors are often trying to complete sets themselves. Not sure if pieces were made by the same maker or are of the same product line? No problem – our Savvy Specialists will help as part of our Evaluation process.



KNOW IF YOUR CHINA IS TRASH OR TREASURE

If it’s cracked or chipped, it likely has little or no value, unless it’s old (pre-1900) or from a few specific artists. The next thing to do is to look for a marking that indicates the manufacturer. This could be a stamp, a logo, or initials. This is a key piece to determine the value. Additionally, look for a date located near this marking. Dates aren’t always included, but when they are it’s hugely helpful. 

HOW TO FIND VALUE OF FINE CHINA

Once the china’s maker is confirmed, identifying the product line and item number is best handled by a Savvy Specialist who uses reference guides, historical listings, and maker pricing guides to provide historical context about the item. Additionally, item valuation ranges for resale and insurance purposes. 

SELL FINE CHINA ONLINE

After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can match you with Online Partners to get you the most value for the fine china you'd like to sell. This is a good option once you know the value you want to sell the item for.

FIND PLACES TO SELL CHINA NEAR ME

After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can also match you with Local Consignment Shops and Auction Houses. This is the best option if you want to work with additional Specialists to maximize the resale value of your fine china for resale.