Introduction to Fine Art Auctions (Videos Only No Certificate)

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By taking the Fine Art Auctions 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 the basic 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 initial guidance suitable for those starting out in an auctioneering career although it doesn’t offer a certificate at the end.

The SOFAA Training Lecturers

James Pickup

SWORDERS FINE ART AUCTIONEERS
FURNITURE LECTURER

Patricia Law

FGA, INDEPENDENT JEWELLERY VALUER
JEWELLERY LECTURER

Alexis Butcher
LAWRENCES AUCTIONEERS SILVER LECTURER
Clare Durham
WOOLLEY AND WALLIS AUCTIONEERS CERAMICS LECTURER
Richard Kay MA, FRSA
LAWRENCES AUCTIONEERS PICTURES LECTURER

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Required:

  • A Computer. Best as certificate download and print is available
  • Course can be completed on mobile device also
  • Internet Connection