Asked on Jul 17, 2019

How do I asses the value of my china dishes?

by Amanda

It is a setting for 8 people and a few serving pieces. I would like to sell them and would like to get as much as I can from these. My older sister told me that she was told the time on these dishes is 24 karat gold. Can you help me determine their value?

This is the marking on the back of one of the plates


  8 answers
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 17, 2019

    Though we all love the china we chose for our wedding or Mom's china, they mostly are not worth much at all, considering the original cost. It's sad..

  • Shopkins Shopkins on Jul 17, 2019

    take it to a antique shop. Ask a dealer. what you have is not all that old. But who knows for sure. most dealers will be happy to help you.

  • Shopkins Shopkins on Jul 17, 2019

    I am sorry for you. I know a lot of dealers. 30 years ago i use to strip, refinish old antiques. i did it for 30+ years. I no longer deal in antiques.I do not keep up with what sells for what. if you believe you have the real good stuff you need a dealer you can trust. don't just take one word for it. Ask more than one dealer. Plus there is books you can buy that will help you.I use to buy and sell antiques, collectibles. A lot of dealers will put book price on there stuff. If i made double of what i paid for it i was happy. i have sold a lot to the dealers they took my set of dishes and put 3 x the amount on it. But it will sit in there booth for a long time. years a go i sold a teapot set for 100.00 the dealer bought it and put a new price tag of 325.00 on it. it sat in her booth for 3 years not being sold. reason is it was listed in Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide for 350.00 if you are going to buy you should know what the value is be for you buy or sell it. you always can go down in price. you should buy from someone who you can trust. I have been to many antique shops/malls. there are way to many who will sell you new stuff as a old collectible. tell you they give you $$ , SHOP around/ ASK ? once again you need to trust a dealer who has sold good clean antiques / collectibles. you can ask who is the top dealer in your store, can i see this dealer. it does not hurt to ask. many ways you can find out what you do have, you also can pay someone to give you a Appraisals: buy a price guide book know what you do have. not every one is honest.

  • Shopkins Shopkins on Jul 18, 2019

    I wished i was the one you ask. i never sold clocks. I knew dealer who did. and would of gave you a good price for it. I use to work for a auction company, I did the set up part. I meet my boss by looking at his auction,I was looking in the many boxes that was to be sold. i was looking at a box that had some Royal Vienna portrait vases other good china, I ask the guy next to me do you come to this auction a lot. I ask him what he was looking for,if he was a dealer, He said to me the boxes of junk will bring .50 to a dollar . I told him no way that the boxes all had some really nice antiques in it. I told this guy who ever is unpacking the boxes must not know much about antiqes/collectables, He ask me what, I I reached into the box told him this should be in a show case. He ask me if i was a dealer, I told him i was, I gave him my card, I work at home, I refinish old antiques, Strip antiques for any one who wanted to have a piece that painted back to the way it use to be. Later that day, I meet the same man, he wanted me to help him set up his auction. He was the owner of this auction co. I did help him,set it up, a week later he ask me if i would help him set up a 3 day auction, I Did, I camp out on the old farm for two weeks, going threw stuff. I been working for the auction co for over 20 years, until my health made me disable. I still see my ex boss, and over the years i have meet many people, I loved my job. It not like it use to be. to many want to make that $$. once in a while i run across a person i set up there auction for them. I still keep in touch with the dealers, i would of sent you to a dealer who would of gave you the price that was fair. it sad that people would lie to make a $$$. sorry for being long , If you think you do have something old ASK ,a dealer, do a search on what you got. don't sell it to first person, take his number, if he did make you a good offer call him back.

  • J Brown J Brown on Jul 18, 2019

    Check they have almost every china pattern on their site, naturally retail but would give you an idea if it has value. Then list it on EBAY or ETSY who has much lower fees.i

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 10, 2021

    Hello Amanda,

    Look up China Marks on the Internet, Then look up Design . The value might be obtained from a China Dealer (old) pieces, or from something like eBay! Hope that helps.