SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

Support ANTIQUES ROADSHOW by supporting public television! Give Today
  • ON TV
  • ON TOUR
  • WATCH ONLINE
  • WEB EXCLUSIVES
  • RESOURCES
  • SHOP
  • The Roadshow Archive

    Lenox Belleek Vase, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $800 - $1,200 (1997)

    Updated Value:

    $1,200 - $1,800 (2011)

    Appraised on: June 14, 1997

    Appraised in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Appraised by: David Lackey

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Pittsburgh (#1627)

    Originally Aired: July 23, 2012

    slideshow IMAGE: 1 of 3 Next 

    More Like This:

    Form: Vase
    Material: Ceramic
    Period / Style: 19th Century, 20th Century
    Value Range: $800 - $1,200 (1997)
    Updated Value: $1,200 - $1,800 (2011)

    Related Links:

    Understanding Our Appraisals
    Useful tips to keep in mind when watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

    Comment

    Appraisal Video: (1:56)

    appraiser

    Appraised By:

    David Lackey
    Pottery & Porcelain
    Owner
    David Lackey Antiques & Art

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: I really don't know a lot about it. It was always at my grandparents' house and then my mother inherited it when they passed on and it's just always been there, and she really doesn't know where it came from either.

    APPRAISER: Let me tell you a little bit about it. The first thing that I do when I look at a vase like this is look at the decoration and the form, which is really striking and quite large. It's a very interesting shape, but the mark is going to tell us a lot about this vase. There is a green mark on the bottom. There is a painter's palette with, like, an artist's brush and little daubs of paint. Then there is a monogram which is "C.A.C." which stands for "Ceramic Art Company" and below that it says "Belleek." Now, normally when we see the word "Belleek" we think of Irish Belleek made in Ireland, but at one point there were a lot of companies in the United States which made things called Belleek. This was made by Lenox. Ceramic Art Company is an early name for Lenox. Lenox was started in 1889, and by this mark we know that this particular vase was made between 1894 and 1906. It's very unusual for the age, it's very early. It's got a great, bold, bright, painted pattern on it, which was very popular at that point. I suspect that this is factory painted; however, it could have been painted outside the factory. How much do you think that this might be worth?

    GUEST: Oh, I really have no idea.

    APPRAISER: Well, to a collector of early Lenox, Ceramic Art Company and Lenox today, this vase would probably be worth between $800 and $1,200, which is quite a lot of money for this sort of thing.

    GUEST: That's great. Thank you.





    WGBH This website is produced for PBS Online by WGBH Boston. ©1997-2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is a trademark of the BBC and is produced for PBS by WGBH under license from BBC Worldwide.
    WGBH and PBS are not responsible for the content of websites linked to or from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online.
    PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

    ROADSHOW on Facebook ROADSHOW Tweets ROADSHOW on YouTube