How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Great House Antiques Your Own Question
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques, Appraiser/ Researcher/ Entrepreneur
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2191
Experience:  30+ years in all aspects of the Antiques and Decorative Arts Industry
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Great House Antiques is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Bought in England, was told it was 5000 yrs old

Customer Question

I bought this alabaster vase in England, was told by the shop that it was 5000 years old, but did not come with a COA. It was a reputable shop, but I have some doubts. What do you think?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with this question.

The only way to establish that this item is 5,000 years old would be to have it carbon tested.

Did the shop tell you where it originated?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No, not sure where it is from

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry, Diane - there's just not enough information for me to go on.

I'm going to Opt Out. If anyone else can help you, they'll respond to you.

Good luck!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. I also contacted the Field Museum in Chicago to donate it.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.