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Mr. Lark Mason Jr., AAA Certified

Lark Mason Art Advisory

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Chinese Fine Art; Household Contents

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Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Lark E. Mason is an expert in Chinese art, known for his appearances on the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow. During his 24 years at Sotheby's, he began his career as a General Appraiser of American and European fine and decorative arts prior to becoming a specialist in Chinese art. Today his practice includes appraisals for insurance, charitable donation, estate, equitable distribution, and other purposes. He is uniquely qualified to provide guidance over a variety of specialized subjects. As a generalist, he regularly works with American and European furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, metalwork, paintings, and other Western and Asian fine and decorative arts. As an expert in Chinese art, he is qualified in the areas of Chinese ceramics, jade and hardstone carvings, metalwork, furniture, and Chinese and other Asian export works of art. His expertise in Chinese furniture is well-known and he has written or collaborated on numerous articles, catalogs, and exhibitions. He regularly works with private clients and museums.

Areas of Expertise Covered by Lark Mason Art Advisory: Chinese and Asian Fine and Decorative Works of Art; European and American Fine and Decorative Works of Art; Export Paintings and Works of Art; Colonial Fine and Decorative Works of Art; Numismatics and Stamps; Contemporary Fine and Decorative Works of Art; Rare Books, Manuscripts and Printed Material; Arms ,Armor and Militaria; Ethnographic Works of Art; Jewelry; Watches and Clocks; Ancient Works of Art; Collectibles