A fine and rare large Chinese spinach green jade figure of Gautama Buddha, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 23cm high, that was discovered on a table in the front hall of a country house in Fife and sold for £105,000 in November 2010.
Solicitors and Accountants
We are regularly instructed by the leading law and accountancy firms of Scotland, - typically to provide valuations for Inheritance Tax, Family Division, Capital Gains Tax, Trusts, Insolvency and Matrimonial Division, as well as General Asset Valuation and advice about asset management.
Estate Agents and Surveyors
We are also instructed by estate agents and surveyors to advise their clients who are moving into smaller properties or who wish to buy or sell household effects during the transaction on a willing buyer/willing seller basis.
We also regularly are involved in compiling inventories and valuations for hotels and licensed premises who are changing hands.
We are an Approved Valuer for all the major high net worth insurers such as Hiscox, Chubb, Zurich, NFU, AXA Art and many other insurance companies. These companies and their brokers recommend that their clients use our valuation services to ensure that they are not under insured.
We have advised private and corporate clients on behalf of Adam & Company, Bank of Scotland and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Services to Business
We have been employed by a wide range of private and public companies to compile inventories and valuations of antiques and art in their possession, and to advise them about managing and developing their collections. Art collections are becoming increasingly popular as a way to demonstrate a companies values while creating an interesting environment and are often an increasing asset. These need to be carefully managed to retain their value. In every case the service we provide is professional and discreet.
Costs for these services are calculated on a time basis