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    Royal Flemish Ewer, ca. 1895

    Appraised Value:

    $5,000 - $7,000

    Appraised on: June 28, 2008

    Appraised in: Dallas, Texas

    Appraised by: David McCarron

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Dallas, Hour 3 (#1306)

    Originally Aired: February 9, 2009

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    Form: Ewer
    Material: Glass, Gilded
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $5,000 - $7,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:30)

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    Appraised By:

    David McCarron
    Asian Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Senior Appraiser-Fine & Decorative Arts
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    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: It is a pitcher that my great-grandfather purchased at an estate sale. We think it came from Persia around 1913.

    APPRAISER: Okay, and how long ago did he purchase it?

    GUEST: Probably in the '40s sometime.

    APPRAISER: '40s? Do you know what he paid for it at that time?

    GUEST: No, but he was pretty thrifty, so probably not very much.

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: And the family lore was that it belonged to a sheik?

    APPRAISER: Yes, that it was a sheik's water pitcher

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: is what they had told us. Okay, and, uh, it sort of has that look, doesn't it?

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Well, this was actually made in Massachusetts.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: The ware is called Royal Flemish, and it was made by the Mt. Washington Glass Works, who in the mid-1890s became part of Pairpoint. This is made in the 1890s and the imagery that they're trying to emulate is a stained glass window. When you think this is well over a hundred years old, the decoration on it is extraordinary. There's a little gilt loss and there's some very minor losses to the enameled areas. There are some very, very elaborate forms of this Royal Flemish ware, but this is a very simple and very, very pretty form and decoration. I think a fair auction estimate for this would be $5,000 to $7,000.

    GUEST: Oh, wow. Okay.

    APPRAISER: So it's probably more than what he paid for it in the '40s.

    GUEST: Yes, yes.

    APPRAISER: Especially if he was thrifty.

    GUEST: Yes, yeah.

    APPRAISER: Okay, very good.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: Thanks for bringing it in.

    GUEST: Thank you so much.



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