We are available for consultation with regards to collecting antiquities or dispersing existing collections and are happy to provide advice free of charge.
Additionally, we provide authentication services for individual objects and entire collections. For a fee of $200 per hour, we will photograph, research, authenticate, and attribute antiquities and ancient coins. A complete description with photo and statement of authenticity with references and comparenda will be provided. We are available to study and catalog individual objects or entire collections.
Where thermoluminescence, radio carbon dating, or isotopic analysis is required we would be happy to refer one to experts in the field. The same is true of mounting and restoration services.
Mr. Hixenbaugh is a member of the Appraisers Association of America. He is one of only a handful of appraisers in the United States that is qualified in the area of Ancient Art, and is available to perform appraisals of Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, as well as ancient coins. He has appraised thousands of antiquities including collections donated to a number of prominent American universities and museums. He has written appraisals for government agencies including US customs that have been submitted as evidence in several legal cases. He has also written appraisals for many private collectors and guided them regarding dispersal of their collections through donation or sale in the marketplace. All appraisals are rendered in accordance with the guidelines and by-laws of the Appraisers Association of America and are valid for estate planning, charitable donation, and insurance purposes. The appraisal fee is $200 per hour. Appraisals include in depth analysis and illustration of comparable pieces in both museum collections and the marketplace to establish authenticity, quality, rarity, and value. We are happy to advise our clients regarding the dispersal of existing collections through the market or charitable donation. Our extensive contacts in the museum community have proven to be a great asset in placing antiquities from cherished private collections into institutions where they can be further studied and displayed.
Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is actively purchasing antiquities. We are interested in acquiring collections of legally acquired antiquities as well as individual objects. Furthermore we are happy to take pieces on consignment to offer to our ever expanding clientele.