Antique Asian Jewelry Collection

Chinese and Asian Antiques Buyer

Asian culture has provided the world with some of the most exquisite works of art known to man. Everything from beautifully painted scrolls and hand-sculpted jade to detailed bronzes and intricate ceramics has become treasured antiques through the centuries.

Do You Have Asian Antiques in Your House?

ChineseFamilleVerteVaseAsian antiques are often categorized according to their region of origin. A few of these general areas include China, Japan, Korea, and Tibet. Chinese art includes delicate ceramics and classically designed blue and white pottery. Baskets are great collectible items as they are both practical as well as decorative pieces. The Chinese are known for their beautiful jade jewelry such as amulets, bracelets, and pendants. There are also a variety of Chinese antique jade vases, statues, snuff bottles and teapots. Some things to consider when buying items made of jade are the colors and styles of design. Another fine material used by the Chinese is coral. Coral jewelry is in high demand. The deep red colored coral is the rarest and most valuable. You may have another Asian antique material that is also red in color called cinnabar.

Tibetan furniture, including trunks and cabinets with vibrant displays of animals, are colorful works of Asian art. Singing bowls are popular Tibetan treasures that date as far back as the 10th century. Korea is known for its gorgeous pottery, with much of it featuring designs with plants and flowers. The Japanese have created some of the most extraordinary screens, boxes, and chests. Many are lacquered and inlaid with ivory.

The Most Valuable Asian Antiques

When it comes to valuable Chinese antiques, those from the Ming Dynasty are often at the top of the list. Some of the pieces that have garnered attention as well as a high price tag include a gold tripod vessel that was sold for over 9 million at an auction in 2008. In 2013 a rare large Huanghuali table sold for 9 million dollars at auction in New York. This exquisite work of art was designed with natural pearls, rubies, sapphires, turquoise, and chrysoberyl. A few years ago a Chinese vase that was approximately 500 years old sold in Hong Kong for almost $22 million. This Ming Dynasty vase featured beautiful blue flowers on delicate porcelain. The most expensive antique that has ever been auctioned, however, is a Chinese Pinner Qing Dynasty vase. This Asian treasure sold for $53 million pounds in 2010. In the past few years the Chinese have decided to buy back many of the antiquities sold to the United States. Rare Chinese jade and porcelain in particular have been achieving great results at American auction houses.

Antique Jade Jewelry Expert New York City

antique carved white jadeWe have a jade expert with us that has over 30 years of experience dealing in Chinese jade. We are in search of rare finely carved antique specimens of jade. Jade from the 19th century and earlier is what we are looking for. We buy jade sculptures, rings, bangles and more. Carved jade collections are becoming too scarce. Although we are located in NYC, for the extremely valuable pieces we will travel. We can also arrange meeting or shipping when needed. Please let us know if you are looking for a high-end jade buyer.

Get an In-home Asian Antique Evaluation

It can de difficult to choose the best Asian antique dealer for your needs. Thousands of families and individuals in the New York City and Long Island area have used Syl-Lee Antiques over the years. We can help guide you through the evaluation, sale and removal of your treasures and accumulations. If you decide to sell us your items, we will buy them for cash on the spot. If you feel that you want to hold onto your items, it is fine. There is no obligation to sell your Asian antiques.

Although our store is located in New York City, we are willing to travel out of state in order to acquire rare hard to find Asian antiquities. Contact us for more information.

Chinese speaking expert available if needed.


Chinese antique appraisal available if needed.

We work with certified Chinese antique appraisers that can provide written appraisals of your Chinese antiques if needed. This service is usually required for insurance purposes or when a donation is given.

What’s Next? Please allow us to assist you with any and all of your Asian antique, fine art, collectible and jewelry needs. We look forward to meeting you!

Syl-Lee Antiques — NYC Antiques Buyer
Call us at (212) 366-9466 to schedule your in-home antique evaluation or contact us via email.