Jill Fenichell is a USPAP-certified appraiser, who performs appraisals for insurance, fair value, market-value, property division and estate and gift tax purposes. She has appraised the ceramic collection of Mario Buatta; an important private collection of English 18th Century porcelain; a gift tax appraisal of important 18th Century French ceramics; and has given advice to private curators, interior designers and to museum and other institutional entities.

Please email jfenichell@mac.com or call 718 2372490 to discuss your needs. Jill Fenichell, Inc. also helps individuals and families to sell personal possessions with the needs of the client in mind. 

Please see the CV below for Jill Fenichell:


169 Prospect Place

Brooklyn NY 11201

917 302 1757 phone jfenichell@mac.com e-mail





JILL FENICHELL, INC.                                                             1989-PRESENT

C.E.O./ Proprietor of antique ceramics gallery focused on 18th-20th century European and American ceramics. Participated in antiques shows at the national and international level; wrote and lectured on matters of antique ceramic interest; catalogued items; appraised collections, represented collectors at auction; researched items later sold to major private and public collections worldwide.


JEFFREY S. EVANS & ASSOCIATES                                     2012 –2015

Vice President, Public Relations, Ceramics, Museum & Educational Services

               New York-area Consultant Representative for auction house located in Shenandoah Valley, with responsibility for international and national press outreach. Tasked with four separate responsibilities: handle public relations, New York-area client yield; organize and maintain educational programming for novice and sophisticated collectors alike; create a non-stoneware ceramics department responsible for two auctions per year. USPAP-Certified Appraiser.


THE CURATOR’S EYE                                                             LATE 2011-EARLY 2012

Sales associate to on-line only website offering high-end art and antiques to exclusive clientele.



C.E.O./ Proprietor of tabletop design and antiques ceramics firm, responsible for all major decisions regarding sales; pricing; manufacturing; design; corporate structure and partnership relations. Oversee and orchestrate a small staff, managing wholesale partner relationships with Barney’s, Urban Outfitters, Peter Marino, Architect and other firms as well as a small number of high net worth individuals.                                        


CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/FREELANCE WRITER                        1988-1990 Contributing Editor, Antiques Monthly: wrote articles on a broad spectrum of decorative arts topics & profiled dealers for national monthly magazine; covered the rug market for Art & Auction; wrote a number of articles for Arts & the Antiques Weekly on a broad range of auctions & exhibitions


CHRISTIE’S                                                                                                   1983-1989

Museum & Corporate Development Liaison/; duties included writing sale proposals for non-profit institutions, orchestrating departmental consignments from museums & corporations; developed “Auctiontalk,” a series of lectures for the general public; coordinated national appraisal days Editor, Auction News from Christie’.s Press Officer, Christie’s East. Departmental Assistant, Collectibles: cataloguing costume, textiles, aeronautica, tribal art, lead soldiers & rugs



Library acquisitions assistant, Fine Arts & Conservation Center Libraries: responsible for ordering & processing in-coming books; created & installed library signage system; maintained client contact with international antiquarian book dealers



                     Volunteer restoration assistant: responsible for restoration and installation of historic costumes for the “18th Century Woman” exhibition; conducted archival research & coordinated audiovisual productions to accompany curatorial lectures



            NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                   M.A., Visual Arts Administration: 1984

Concentrations: Audience development & long-term planning for non-profit institutions

          OBERLIN COLLEGE, Oberlin, Ohio                                                B.A., English: 1980

          With enough credits to have had a double major in Art History & Art



           “Landscape Painting on English Porcelain,” “Issues in Appraising European Ceramics”

            “Uncle Tom’s Ceramics”          

            “Derivation of Peafowl Imagery in Ceramics”

             “Exploring the Surface: John Bennett Ceramics”


Member or former member, Appraiser’s Association of America; National Art and   Antique Dealer’s League, English Ceramics Society; Derby Porcelain International Society; French Porcelain Society, Transferware Collectors’ Club, Friends of Blue


PUBLICATIONS (partial list)

“Ennion and His Legacy: Mold Blown Glass from Ancient Rome at the Corning Museum of Glass, One of the Must-See Exhibitions of 2015,” Art & the Antiques Weekly, July 1, 2015

“Fragile Lessons: Ceramic and Porcelain Representations of Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Ceramics in America, 2006, ed. Rob Hunter, The Chipstone Foundation, 2006

The Bella Kleinman Collection of 18th Century English Blue and White Porcelain,

An Homage to Dr. Bernard Watney, Fenichell-Basmajian Gallery, New York, 2000

“Reviews: Rugs,” Art & Auction, Volume XII, 1990-1991

“Royal Jewels,” The Robb Report, Volume XI, no. 11, November, 1988 pp. 42-50

“Alexander Acevedo, Art Wheeler-Dealer,” The Robb Report, Volume XI, no. 10, October  1988, pp. 38-46