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    Glass Decanter & Stem Set

    Appraised Value:

    $4,500 - $5,000

    Appraised on: August 13, 2005

    Appraised in: Los Angeles, California

    Appraised by: Kathleen Bailey

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Los Angeles, Hour 3 (#1009)

    Originally Aired: March 27, 2006

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    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $4,500 - $5,000

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    Appraisal Video: (3:04)


    Appraised By:

    Kathleen Bailey
    Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I got it about 30 years ago. There was an elderly gentleman that lived in San Jacinto. And he had an antique shop, and, um, he didn't have a family, and he just kind of adopted me. And, uh, the very best of what he had, that he thought was his best, he wanted me to have.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's probably Baccarat glass, but in order to prove that, we would have to see the line drawings. It also leans towards a nice Bohemian glass. Either way, values and styles are pretty much the same. Now, what you have here is a tall stem, and this is all heavy gilt work, along with heavy enameling. This is also a stemmed wine, a short wine. And again, all the gilt work-- it's all matching, they're just perfect condition. This is the champagne. A little flatter, lower. All the way through, the pattern carries. That is the finger bowl and under plate. But today, one would use it for more of a dessert. You have a handled decanter and a stoppered decanter. And if you notice, you have two different stop tops.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: That's so when they're out of the bottle, you could remember which one goes in which.

    GUEST: Oh.

    APPRAISER: The one on the end is missing a stopper, and I'm guessing that that's a little cordial, or a little liqueur. Now, generally, these come in a huge set. Do you have more?

    GUEST: Yes. Originally, I had 27 pieces. My husband was helping me one day before a party, and he knocked a glass shelf out.

    APPRAISER: Oops.

    GUEST: And nine of them broke.

    APPRAISER: Oops.

    GUEST: Yeah. Oops. So... Maybe I shouldn't know how big an oops. (both laughing)

    APPRAISER: Well, these were made in about 1870s, 1880s, and again, I would lean towards Baccarat, and since I can't see the other pieces that are available...

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: The pieces that are here on the table, for insurance, would be in the $4,500 to $5,000 range.

    GUEST: Ooh.

    APPRAISER: So, I hope the oops wasn't...

    GUEST: Yeah. Well, he's an antique, too, so I have to keep him.

    APPRAISER (laughing): Oh, that's great. One thing about this is, you would not be able to replace this very easily, so cherish what you have left.

    GUEST: And keep my husband away from it. Well, just make sure he uses all the bubble wrap.

    APPRAISER: Yeah. There you go.

    GUEST: Well, that's wonderful. Thank you very much.

    APPRAISER: Thank you.

    GUEST: That's nice.

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