Colorful Chinese porcelains have been popular with collectors for decades, and continue to bring good prices at auction.
Verbal approximations: The values given by the experts on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW are considered "verbal approximations of value." Technically, an "appraisal" is a legal document, generally for insurance purposes, written by a qualified expert and paid for by the owner of the item.I pointed out that double blue ring marks have long been put on faked pieces and reproductions.The glaze didn’t have the patina of age to place it in the Ch’ing Dynasty.At auction and at shows, 19th-century Chinese porcelain vases and bowls can be priced in the thousands of dollars. GUEST: Well, they actually belong to my grandmother, who's 96 years old and in a nursing home. So let's start with the nicest piece that you have, which is the platter. If you look at it very carefully, it's very detailed in terms of the painting. It's in a little rough condition, but you told me that your grandmother used it a lot. Executive producer Marsha Bemko shares her tips for getting the most out of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.