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The Induction to Antique Valuation is for information ONLY. You will not be assessed.

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The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA) is proud to present this Induction to Antique Valuation (videos only).

We are committed to raising industry standards and whether you are new to the industry or thinking of a career change we are looking to enable you to start with the most useful training possible.

By taking the Foundation Antique Valuation Course you are undergoing the first step in a career in the Auctioneering world. The areas covered are Furniture, Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics and Pictures.

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You will be introduced to the valuation process by established industry specialists

James Pickup
Furniture specialist from Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers.

Patricia Law
Independent Jewellery Valuer from the Fellowship of The Gemological Association of Great Britain (FGA)

Alex Butcher
Silver Specialist from Lawrences Auctioneers

Clare Durham
European Ceramics Specialist from Woolley & Wallis

Richard Kay
Directer of Lawrences Auctioneers and member of SOFAA

Valuers who specialise in fine and decorative arts assess the market price of antiques and collectables for clients. These can include items such as paintings, sculptures, jewellery, porcelain, books and furniture.

You will learn foundation level knowledge of how to examine an item to discover:

* Condition
* Appearance
* Age
* Authenticity
* Valuation Figure

A valuer must have an appreciation of an item’s aesthetic, cultural and social importance, together with in-depth knowledge of the current and future market trends for particular pieces, periods or categories of items.

This course will give the the initial guidance necessary to start out in the auctioneering realm.

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