Who knows what you could have lying around at home, increasing in value? A success story of 2016 from the Barnebys Appraisal Service was the sale of both a ceramic vase by Pablo Picasso for $13 500, as well as a bowl by potter Lucie Rie, one of the greats of 20th century British studio pottery, for an impressive $16 275 at Oxford-based Mallams. Full story here.

Just last year, Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold a minimalist ink on paper work by Japanese modern art pioneer Jiro Yoshihara, which had come via the Valuation Service, for $7 400. Read more here.

Think you have something that could be worth a pretty penny? Send it in to Barnebys appraisal service by creating an account here. Upload photographs and information on your piece - which can all be done straight from your smartphone. Your piece will then be automatically sent to our team of specialists, who will expertly appraise the piece and create your personalized appraisal certificate. No need to wait - each appraisal you submit has a guaranteed response time of 48 hours. Our team of specialists are seasoned auction experts who have accumulated decades of art market experience. Representing over 40 categories, our Appraisals Team is able to value the full spectrum of fine and decorative art globally.