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    Arts & Crafts Art Pottery

    Appraised Value:

    $45,000 - $50,000 (1999)

    Updated Value:

    $45,000 - $50,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: June 19, 1999

    Appraised in: Baltimore, Maryland

    Appraised by: David Rago

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Baltimore (#1829)
    Greatest Finds (#814)

    Originally Aired: May 3, 2004

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    Form: Pot
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: Arts and Crafts
    Value Range: $45,000 - $50,000 (1999)
    Updated Value: $45,000 - $50,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:25)


    Appraised By:

    David Rago
    Pottery & Porcelain

    Rago Arts & Auction Center

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: You found these at different places, different times. This one was at a yard sale?

    GUEST: No, this one was at a yard sale. That was a dollar. This was at an auction for $30.

    APPRAISER: And this one?

    GUEST: Auction for $37.

    APPRAISER: Let me tell you what you have here. Early piece of high-glaze Newcomb-- real early. Surface-decorated, multi-colored, the best kind of high-glaze Newcomb you can find. Except for this one. This one didn't fire perfectly. They only made these for about a year, a year and a half. They're sang de boeuf for "blood of ox." They're red. It was an experimental line. You have to look in a museum in New Orleans to see some more of these. And then this is a piece of Marblehead. These are from New Orleans, this is from New England from Marblehead, Massachusetts. But a really exceptional multi-colored, decorated piece. In terms of value, even with the cracks, this is worth about $15,000.

    GUEST: Oh, my! (laughs)

    APPRAISER: This one didn't fire properly-- I have goose bumps on my cheek-- this one didn't fire properly, still worth about $15,000.

    GUEST: Oh, I thought the shape was unusual.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's a three-handled loving cup. It's a wedding... it's a tyge, it's called, a three-handled tyge. And this guy here, in perfect condition, as of recently worth more than ever before: between $15,000 and $20,000.

    GUEST: Oh, you... that made my year!

    APPRAISER: And I'm not kidding. There's about $45,000 to $50,000 in pots right here.

    GUEST: I can't believe that.

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