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    Tiffany Studios Lamp, ca. 1909

    Appraised Value:

    $30,000 - $40,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $50,000 - $75,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 1, 1998

    Appraised in: Los Angeles, California

    Appraised by: David McCarron

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Los Angeles (#1722)
    Los Angeles (#304)

    Originally Aired: February 8, 1999

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    Form: Lamp
    Material: Glass, Leaded Glass, Bronze
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $30,000 - $40,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $50,000 - $75,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:37)


    Appraised By:

    David McCarron
    Asian Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Senior Appraiser-Fine & Decorative Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It was purchased by my grandfather in about 1909.

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: It was to be a wedding present or an anniversary present to his parents. And then it's been passed down through the family.

    APPRAISER: Well, where did he purchase it?

    GUEST: He purchased it in Los Angeles.

    APPRAISER: And how much did he pay for it?

    GUEST: At the time he paid $50 for it.

    APPRAISER: $50, okay. What you have here is a Tiffany leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp. Now, this one is in the poinsettia pattern. As you see, very nice red-colored poinsettias throughout. This is an 18-inch shade, which is a very good shade size. Good coloration-- green and yellow, and the red flowers throughout. Now, if I could just sort of dim this light a little bit, then we'll take the shade off. It's stamped Tiffany Studios. You have the two tensioning rings, which is very much a Tiffany event. Then the base here, which is a lovely base, is stamped down here, Tiffany Studios, and numbered. Now, poinsettia is a good, collectible shade. And this is a twisting kind of trunk form base. Beautiful base, very desirable for collectors. I would say a safe auction estimate for this is $30,000 to $40,000.

    GUEST: Great, fantastic.

    APPRAISER: Which is a nice sort of gain on the $50 that your granddad paid for it.

    GUEST: It certainly is, it certainly is. That's great.

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