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    Tiffany Geometric Lamp, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $10,000 - $15,000

    Appraised on: July 28, 2007

    Appraised in: Louisville, Kentucky

    Appraised by: Kathleen Bailey

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Louisville, Hour 1 (#1213)

    Originally Aired: April 21, 2008

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    Form: Lamp
    Material: Leaded Glass
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $10,000 - $15,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:57)

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    Appraised By:

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

    Appraisal Transcript:
    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

    GUEST: Cool.

    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.

    APPRAISER: Congratulations.

    GUEST: Well, thank you-- thank you very much.



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