Introduction to Fine Art Auctions

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This course includes assessment and a certificate on completion.

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.


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 is suitable for those starting out in an auctioneering career.

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

To start / continue your course … click on the subject, lesson or assessment below.

Required:

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