We do not appraise the following: ivory, vintage cars, rare wines, precious jewelry, and Ancient and Asian art or artifacts. This includes pre-columbian artifiacts and jade and stone carvings, among other things.
Because none of these objects could be properly appraised and identified with photographs. These objects would need to be inspected in person by the relevant expert, for various reasons. Many of the objects in these categories are made with materials that need to be handled or weighed in person to properly appraise. For example, very rare porcelain from certain periods of Asian Art cannot be properly identified without handling and inspecting it very closely. It is our goal to offer the highest quality and most accurate appraisals possible, therefore, we do not appraise these pieces online.