A fifth generation appraiser, Brigitte Kruse has the education and experience to perform valuations and formal appraisals on a number of specialty items. We offer formal USPAP compliant written appraisals for our private and corporate clientele as well as offer live and online valuations in 30 minutes or less. Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services specializes in a number of country’s antiquities, fine jewelry, coins, fine art, designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, furnishings, heavy equipment and more.
Porcelain & Ceramics Including Earthenware, Soft Paste, Pottery, Terracotta, Stoneware, Bone China, Majolica & Delftware
Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services includes offering appraisals and valuations on your ceramic and porcelain treasures. There are a many ceramics and porcelain objects that are noteworthy, but a few specific well known porcelains and ceramics stand out; Limoges Porcelain, Capo Di Monte Porcelain, French Faience, Sancai Ceramics, and Whiteware Ceramics. When it comes to porcelain and ceramics, it includes items fashioned out of earthenware, soft paste, pottery, terracotta, stoneware, bone china, majolica, and delftware. More or less, these substances were commonly known to craft housewares like bowls, plates, teapots, vases and other relatable items, along with figurines.
French Limoges Porcelain Factory Marks
Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services can easily provide appraisal and/or valuation service for your Limoges Porcelain. These porcelain items were so named as they came from factories near the French city of Limoges. In the early 18th century Limoges become the first hub of French porcelain production and continues to do so in modern times. No matter the time period, we can decipher if your Limoges Porcelain is authentic and determine the date it was manufactured to ensure an accurate appraisal.
Capodimonte Porcelain Fleur-Di-Lis Markings
Capodimonte Porcelain is another fine porcelain for which Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services can provide appraisal and valuation services for. The original Capodimonte factory from 1743 – 1759, was based in Naples in close proximity to Madrid. It was exceptionally noted for utilizing high quality porcelain and branded their products with a fleur-de-lis mark. After the second move to Naples, they began using a crown “N” as their mark until the factory closed in 1821. Following the closure of the secondary factory, quite a few people in Italy and surrounding areas began using the Crown N and the name Capodimonte to associate their wares with the previous factories.
French Faience Pottery Marks
Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services offers our service for French Faience, where terracotta body is glazed by a tin oxide to display an opaque white ground. Originating in the Middle East and then Europe adopted the technique in an attempt to imitate Chinese porcelain before the Chinese porcelain secrets were discovered. The social classes rose the Faience to popularity in France in the 17th and 18th century.
Tang Dynasty Sancai Pottery Ceramics
Sancai Ceramics are designed with a special kind of clay known as gaoling. The clay is fired at exceedingly high temperatures. Following the firing stage, lead glaze paint was applied on top of the biscuit. To achieve the green colors the glaze contains copper. To obtain yellows, iron is added, and to get blue, cobalt is included. After it is glazed, a low temperature firing is performed and the result is a sancai glazed ceramic product. Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services can get your Sancai Ceramics appraised and valuated correctly.
Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Services knows Whiteware Ceramics! With so many types of ceramics works available throughout the world, whiteware ceramics includes earthenware, porcelain and additional pieces that are designed with whiteware clay. Chinese pottery is known to be the most expensive and sold at auctions for considerable amounts. The Qianlong Dynasty Vase from the 18th century is recorded as the most pricey item bought at an auction for 53 million pounds between two anonymous bidders.
Ceramic, Porcelain, Pottery & Fine China Appraisal Service in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
No matter what ceramic or porcelain possessions you have in your possession, Brigitte Kruse Appraisal Service can conduct a comprehensive formal appraisal and valuation service. Call us today to get started!