Tiffany Geometric Lamp, ca. 1900
Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000
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Appraisal Video: (1:57)
Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser
GUEST: My father bought this at a farm auction and he paid one dollar for the... the lamp, complete, you know-- one dollar.
APPRAISER: One dollar?
GUEST: One dollar. The only thing I know is that it is a Tiffany, you know. Other than that, I know nothing else about it. I've never had it appraised or anything else like that.
APPRAISER: You say it is a Tiffany and you're saying that because underneath this font is a Tiffany mark.
GUEST: Right, right. That's right. And then around the rim of the shade is another Tiffany mark.
GUEST: That's correct, that's correct.
APPRAISER: So we make the presumption that it is Tiffany.
GUEST: Right, right.
APPRAISER: Well, you're very lucky. This is Tiffany
APPRAISER: And the date of this lamp would be 1900 to 1905. It's a geometric pattern, with acorns. The base is urn-shaped, with a reeded leg and a quatrefoil base. The bronze finish on the lamp is a little bit dull. The shade isn't as bright as we'd like to see it, but it could be that it's just dusty.
GUEST: I think so, I think so.
APPRAISER: I think so. So... this one dollar-- did your dad just tell you that?
GUEST: He told me that, yes, yes. And he offered it to two of my sisters that turned it down. And they turned it down.
APPRAISER: Right. Well, I wonder what they would say today if they knew that this lamp was $10,000 to $15,000 at auction.
GUEST: Wow! Whoa. I...
APPRAISER: What would they say?
GUEST: Well, uh, uh... They'd most probably ask for a cut of the... if I ever sold it.
APPRAISER: I think they would.
GUEST: Well, that's-that's simply great. You know, absolutely great.
APPRAISER: I just thank you so much for bringing it. It was a thrill.
GUEST: Well, I appreciate it. And all I can say is, my father always told me, he says, "You win some, you lose some."
APPRAISER: Well, you won today.
GUEST: We won one today, Dad.
GUEST: Well, thank you-- thank you very much.
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