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    Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Ewer

    Appraised Value:

    $8,000 - $10,000

    Appraised on: June 17, 2006

    Appraised in: Tucson, Arizona

    Appraised by: Kathleen Bailey

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Tucson, Hour 1 (#1107)

    Originally Aired: February 12, 2007

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    Form: Ewer
    Material: Glass
    Period / Style: No Periods Defined
    Value Range: $8,000 - $10,000

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    Appraisal Video: (2:20)


    Appraised By:

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

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This vase was given to me on my 18th Christmas by my mother, who purchased it at a white elephant sale.

    APPRAISER: Well, this piece is referred to as a ewer. And this is not a marked piece. This happens to be a piece that doesn't have to be signed. It stands on its own. Very few of these pieces were signed. This piece was made by Mt. Washington Glass, and I think that's a name that is familiar to you. That's the name I wanted. This is the most exotic of all the Mt. Washington pieces, and it's called Royal Flemish. And this particular piece has designs of banners and shields around the top, which is a rare pattern. We have all the typical colors that they use, the beautiful gilding and gold work all around the piece. Now, it's a little bit dusty, but when this is cleaned up and you hold it to the light, it's so unbelievable and it's like looking through a stained-glass window. This particular piece has the twisted rope handle. Do you have any idea what this piece is worth?

    GUEST: I had it appraised by a person.

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: And that was at least 25 years ago.

    APPRAISER: Long time.

    GUEST: And at that time he thought it was $335.

    APPRAISER: $335? Are you hanging onto the table okay there?

    GUEST: I got it.

    APPRAISER: This piece is worth in the retail market in the $8,000 to $10,000 range.

    GUEST: Oh, my goodness!

    APPRAISER: What would Mama say now?

    GUEST: She'd cry.

    APPRAISER: She'd cry?

    GUEST: She'd cry.

    APPRAISER: Well, I know, I know you're surprised, and I'm just so, so pleased to see the piece. Thank you so much for bringing it.

    GUEST: Oh, thank you. You don't know how I've treasured it.

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