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    Japanese Hirado Porcelain, ca. 1850

    Appraised Value:

    $1,500 - $2,500 (1999)

    Updated Value:

    $800 - $1,100 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 14, 1999

    Appraised in: Columbus, Ohio

    Appraised by: Marvin Sokolow

    Category: Asian Arts

    Episode Info: Columbus (#1827)
    Columbus (#402)

    Originally Aired: January 17, 2000

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    Form: Bottle
    Material: Porcelain
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $1,500 - $2,500 (1999)
    Updated Value: $800 - $1,100 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Marvin Sokolow
    Asian Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My father collected drinking pieces. This was the pride and joy of his collection was his rice wine bottle.

    APPRAISER: This being his best piece in the Chinese, 18th-century vein. Well, this happens to be a beautiful piece of porcelain. It isn't Chinese, though. It's Japanese Hirado porcelain. It dates to about 1840 to 1860.

    GUEST: Is Hirado a period or a style?

    APPRAISER: It's a style of porcelain. It's notable for the pale blues on a creamy white. Generally a very restrained decoration. There's always a lot of white space. This piece today would have a value of $1,500 to $2,500.

    GUEST: Okay.

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