Posts tagged ‘provenance’

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It’s not always clear…

July 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

I recently appraised a large glass collection for a client. A number of pieces were from a company started right here in Ohio, Heisey Glass.   There were... (more)

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…and $100,000

June 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

No one would call Abe Lincoln “pretty as a picture”, but that didn’t stop photographers of the time from taking plenty of ‘snapshots” of the great American President.... (more)

Too Much Stuff? Here are some valuable tips for SELLING YOUR TREASURES!

May 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

There are many possibilities for selling anything-but especially specialized items. Here are some options:   Sell it yourself. Place ads in the local classifieds/little notices in the supermarkets/etc.... (more)

Historic Preservation – FAST FACTS

May 16, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Preservation Fast Facts…   >More than 4.8 Billion Artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological... (more)

Understanding the Appraisal Profession

November 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

In a recent article written by David S. Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), and published on the Huffington Post’s website, Mr. Bunton explains what to look... (more)

Knowing your s…tuff: Connoisseurship in Art and other Fine Things

August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

While researching a painting for an appraisal I began to remember a discussion on connoisseurship in one of my appraisal courses. What is it? How do you obtain... (more)

Membership in the Irish IPAV !!

July 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I have just been accepted to join the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland as an Overseas Member. I will now be offering appraisal services to... (more)

This is the second and final part of my thoughts on appraising wine aptly titled;

May 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Know Your Grapes – Appraising Wine  ~~ Part Deux ~~  As with any appraisal, when selecting a qualified appraiser look for a formal, up to date, education in appraisal theory,... (more)

Building a collection on your own? Consider this…

October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Whether you are collecting jewelry, vintage cars, wine or artwork, the transition into a serious collector involves knowledge, relationships, record keeping and preservation. Can you fill all of... (more)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (more)