S. Bernstein & Co. has over 25 years experience in appraising works of art in our area of expertise. Today’s art market is global and we draw upon our knowledge of the international art market and expertise to provide the best possible service to our clients. We will work hard for you and invite you to contact us to discuss your appraisal needs.

Written Appraisal Reports

At your request, we will provide a written jade appraisal report which sets forth our expert opinion regarding your works of art for insurance, tax purposes and charitable donation. The appraisal will include a proper description of the objects and a determination of the Fair Market Value, based upon comparable examples in the worldwide marketplace. We charge a flat hourly rate of $200.00 for this appraisal service. If travel is required to perform on site appraisals, our rate is $2,000 per day plus usual and customary expenses.

Oral Reports & Consultations

We perform oral reports/consultations at the rate of $200 per hour. This may be appropriate for executors of estates or family members seeking to benefit from expert opinion as to the value and possible disposition of their art objects. There is no documentation provided with oral reports or consultations.

Litigation Support

We provide expert witness testimony in legal proceedings and offer litigation support to attorneys seeking to evaluate and identify works of art. Our hourly rate for litigation related matters is $350 per hour. If travel is required, we charge $3,500 per day plus reasonable and customary expenses.

Please contact us to discuss your jade appraisal:


(415) 421-3434

S. Bernstein & Co.

In the Fairmont Hotel

950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108