"Michael, thank you very much! Since my previous search, I assumed there would still be nothing. Disappointed to see the ad & grateful both at the same time. I may have more luck selling in the US. :)"
"I wrote to Sotheby's once before with a $2,000 item (which they valued) & they said it doesn't meet their threshold for auction. If I may ask, what value would you put on this? I would like to sell it. Thanks so much for your time.…"
"Linda, Jeff is our Asian expert and knows about antiques. In retrospect I can see that the chains on your pipe appear to be modern, the intricate wings on the butterfly, and bird also appear to be machine made. You can also see a lot of…"
"Michael correctly identified the mark, but this is NOT a period piece, so not from before 1722, and not from an imperial household. This is a tourist trinket, and not a real pipe, probably made in the mid to late 20th century. Won't have value…"
"I believe Michael is correct in his discovery of Emperor, Yongzheng (YZ) Nian Zhi. To add a bit more, YZ's rein for 13 years from 1723-1735 was during the Qing Dynasty. He died at age 54 2 days before his 55th birthday. He had 36 sons of which…"