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A Qualified Asian Art Consultant & Appraiser

      Dr. Yang has had a long and successful career in different aspects of Chinese art and art connoisseurship. For more than 25 years, Wei Yang has been educating the public about Chinese art. For many years she ran the education division at the Dunhuang Research Academy (Mogao Caves) in Dunhuang (Gansu, China), the largest repository of Buddhist art in the world. Subsequently she moved to the U.S. and earned a B.A. degree in art history and a M.A. degree in Buddhist Art at Smith College (Northampton, MA), and completed a Ph.D. degree in Chinese art and Tibetan art at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in 2005. Before she started her own art consulting & appraisal company, WEI YANG ART, she held the position of Chinese Art Bibliographer for the Marquand Art Library at Princeton University for almost three years. In 2011, Dr. Yang earned a Certificate of Antique Scroll Restoration in China. Currently, Dr. Yang is an independent scholar, Chinese art adviser and art appraiser.

      Dr. Wei Yang is committed to all Asian artistic traditions. As an academic, she dedicates her career to helping others understand and appreciate Asian art, particularly Chinese art. With a scholarly focus on Chinese painting and Buddhist Art, doctoral training on Chinese art and Chinese Art Connoisseurship, as well as a mastery of a few Asian languages, such as Chinese (both classical and modern), Japanese, and some Tibetan, Dr. Yang guarantees that her clients are offered professional services of the highest quality.

      Dr. Yang has never stopped sharpening her consulting & appraisal skills in order to serve the public to the best of her abilities. As an independent appraiser, Dr. Yang earned a certificate of Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal from Pratt Institute in New York in 2009. She took the four Principles of Valuation courses in order to advance her career as a professional appraiser. She successfully completed the four-level-courses for Personal Property Valuation programmed by Pratt Institute (NY), the American Society of Appraisers, the 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice administrated by the Appraisal Foundation, and passed a code of ethics exam required by ASA for a professional designation. She passed the qualification exam for Asian Art and earned an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers. As an independent Asian art appraiser, with a focus on Chinese art and Tibetan art, she complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and conforms to the Code of Ethics in her services.

      Dr. Yang consults & appraises Chinese art of all categories. Her expertise includes Chinese fine arts (paintings, calligraphy, and prints), antique furniture, textiles, wood/ivory carvings and scholarly objects (ink stones, brush holders, etc.). She also appraises Chinese decorative arts, such as screens, jade, glass painting, and Tibetan Buddhist fine arts (Thangkas) and ritual objects. Working with WEI YANG ART, you will receive Dr. Yang's full attention and her dedicated professional services from the moment you pick up the phone or send us an email to the delivery of a well-written appraisal report. Post-appraisal consulting services are also available.

      How to Select Appraisal Options

      The two appraisal reporting options differ in the amount of information provided and the intended use of the report. A Restricted Appraisal states the basic information relevant to the subject propert, serving art owners with a limited goal and modest budget. An Appraisal Report summarizes important details in a concise manner, serving art owners with general appraisal needs such as insurance, sale, consultation, tax-related purposes.

      Therefore, being specific and targeted about your appraisal needs will certainly cut down the cost. The amount of information you request determines the appraisal cost. The more you want, the more expensive an appraisal is.

      Step 1: Identify your need with a specific focus (insurance, sale estate distribution or tax, etc.). Consider how much imformation you need to achieve your goal. For example, if you need an appraisal for sale, you need to discuss the merit of your property for appraisal with an art professional. Not all art works merit professional attention.

      Step 2: Think about why you need an appraisal and your budget for appraisal. Sometimes, you may not need an appraisal at all. For example, for insurance coverage, if your art work is of modest value, including it in your house insurance might be a better option as compared with a special art coverage. For sale, marketing it yourself at an active online sales venue or consign it directly to a suitable auction house might be more appropriate than having it appraised without considering its merits.

      Step 3: An ethical art professional will be happy to discuss your options. We offer an informational Preview service to art owners in similar situations. Plese follow the instructions and send us a few photos of your art work, we are happy to help you figure out a solution that works best for you.

      Have Questions? Need Professional Assistance? Please Contact Us or call us at (609) 688-6891.


    What to Collect

    Fine porcelain objects made during the Republican period (1911-1949) are promising. The price of quality objects of the first half of the 20th century has gone up dramatically in the past 5 years. Paying attention to the masterpieces is always wise. Trying not to be tempted by jars with a Chinese character, " Double Happiness" motif is a must. Buyers should avoid purchasing porcelain items of less than perfect condition.

    Chinese paintings by female artists have potentials. This is a very profitable market for new collectors or collectors with a small budget. Chinese paintings by seventeen Chinese woman artists of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) are in demand. The smoothly rising auction sales prices suggest that the value of fine classical Chinese Paintings by Female Chinese artist will continue to grow in the coming years.

    Chinese fan paintings by professional artists are collectibles. Classical Chinese paintings of a folding fan format is particularly stronger than ever as compared with the round fan format. This format has been neglected by Chinese art collectors for a long time until very recently more attention has been directed to this genre. It is wirse to focus only on quality Chinese fan paintings created prior to 1949.


Have Questions about Asian Art? Need Professional  Chinese Art Consulting  Service? Need  Asian Art Appraisal ? Want to Know more about the  Chinese Art Market ? Want to Know Where and How  to sell your Art?

Our Asian Art Appraisals are conducted by Dr. Wei Yang  (Ph.D. in Chinese art, a certified art appraiser and an Accredited Senior Appraiser of Asian Art designated by American Society of Appraisers). We are committed to a thorough investigation of your art work, large or small. We serve you with respect, integrity and objectivity.

Need Asian Art Consultation or Appraisal? Please  Contact Us  or call us at (609) 688-6891

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