Ever wondered what a piece of jewellery, family silver or Asian art is worth or if a dusty painting that has been stored away could be a forgotten work by a famous artist?
Answers to those questions and many more will be provided when three specialists from Halls head to Pershore on November 10 to hold a free antiques valuation event.
Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, head of the silver and jewellery department, pictures specialist James Forster and Asian art and European ceramics specialist Alexander Clement will be available at Number 8, High Street, Pershore from 10am to 2pm.
Maryanne will be valuing jewellery, silver and watches, James is looking forward to seeing oil and watercolour paintings, prints, portrait miniatures and maps while Alexander is hoping to discover Asian art and European ceramic treasures in Worcestershire.
“It’s a great opportunity for members of the public to discover the history as well as the true market value of items that may have been handed down through generations of the same family,” said Maryanne. “These valuation events are always exciting because we literally have no idea what is going to turn up on the day.
“It’s also important to get an up-to-date valuation of silver, jewellery, watches and pictures as these items may now be either under-insured or over-insured on household contents policies based on current market values.”
Owners of large items may take photographs to show the specialists at the valuation events and they are happy to make home visits to view collections and potentially high value items.