Selling Japanese or Chinese Ceramics to us

Why do we buy from Cliënts

We purchase the pottery and porcelain we sell from many different sources in many different counties. Over the cause of running our business we have made many long-standing contacts who offer us object they think will be of interest to us. Quite often we buy back objects purchased from us in the past, either because the owner’s taste has changed or because the collector wants to upgrade their collection. Some objects have come back to us several times, finding several different owners.

Indeed no one ever really owns an object, we are merely custodians, enjoying a fleeting relationship with something we love.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to

- Lao Tzu

How to sell to us

We are happy to buy a single object or indeed a whole collection. However, we also offer the option of selling objects on a ‘sale or return’ basis. The piece is insured while it is in our care, and when we sell it, we charge a pre-arranged fix fee which is deducted from the agreed sale price.

All purchases and ‘sale or return’ arrangements are backed up by paperwork stating all the details of the agreement. Please note do not make purchases for cash and we require proof of identity when buying from someone we don’t know.