Investigating the origins of antique silver is a real pleasure.
Patrick van Karsen inherited his love of antiques from his parents. He started collecting antiques as a teenager and attended all the major auctions in Europe. He then developed his passion for general Dutch antiques and colonial silver from the 17th and 18th centuries. And, despite taking his studies in a completely different direction, antiques kept a hold on him. Patrick went on to devote himself to his passion. He has assessed thousands of pieces as an appraiser at various auction houses. He was also eager to soak up the knowledge of the many collectors with whom he came into contact.
Knowledge that Patrick can completely rely on when appraising gold and silver. He has seen and learned to recognise problem items such as restorations, fakes and assembled objects. They say that you have to hold silver to know its worth. However, Patrick believes that assessing items using high resolution photographs also has its advantages. You often notice details and damage more quickly. And with the internet always on hand for research, he can act quickly.
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