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    Steuben Aurene Goblets

    Appraised Value:

    $2,400 - $2,700

    Appraised on: June 12, 2010

    Appraised in: San Diego, California

    Appraised by: David McCarron

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Junk in the Trunk (#1519)

    Originally Aired: November 7, 2011

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    Material: Glass
    Value Range: $2,400 - $2,700

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    Appraisal Video: (1:04)


    Appraised By:

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

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I brought in some goblets that I found at a yard sale. They were two dollars for the whole set. A guy was cleaning out his garage and he just said he didn't want them anymore, and I said, "You're kidding." He said they used to be in a saloon.

    APPRAISER: What do you know about them at this point?

    GUEST: I looked on the computer and I couldn't find anything, really, but I did get a book from the library that they had to special-order from a university,

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: And it had Frederick Carder background, and it had some drawings, and these were listed in there, in the drawings.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: Did you see that they were marked underneath?

    APPRAISER: I did, I saw the number on them and the name.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: It says Aurene, A-U-R-E-N-E, and then a production number. And Aurene is from the Latin for "gold," and again, Frederick Carder, of Steuben, and these are called gold aurene.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: They're the same period as the Tiffany iridescent gold, and then also Loetz and other companies made this great...

    GUEST: What year would that be?

    APPRAISER: Late 19th into the early 20th century.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: So for an insurance valuation, I would put them at $400 to $450 apiece.

    GUEST: Oh, okay, that's good.

    APPRAISER: So that does add up to quite a bit more than the two dollars for the set.

    GUEST: Definitely.

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