Valuing Rare Art

There are a number of contributory factors that have a bearing on the value of rare and collectible art and lithographs; we’ve set out some of the most pertinent below.

Age - as with any collectible the age of the work is a factor, is the work early in the artists career or from a particularly rich or iconic period in his or her development. 

Rarity – Is the work a well-known and often reproduced example or is it from a small edition? How often does the work appear at auction, can it be found elsewhere?

Subject – Was the image produced specifically for the medium, is it typical of the artists work, does it represent the artist at the height of their powers.

Quality/condition – We tend only to offer work in the very best condition as this typically represents a better investment in the long-term.

Provenance - The work we offer is largely sourced from international auction houses and renowned dealers worldwide, it is assessed for authenticity and quality by our experts who have more than 30 years of experience, in addition to the scrutiny carried out by the auction houses themselves. Consequently we offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity on all the work.