Steuben Aurene Goblets
Appraised Value: $2,400 - $2,700
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Appraisal Video: (1:04)
Asian Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Senior Appraiser-Fine & Decorative Arts
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,
GUEST: And it had Frederick Carder background, and it had some drawings, and these were listed in there, in the drawings.
APPRAISER: Did you see that they were marked underneath?
APPRAISER: I did, I saw the number on them and the name.
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.
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.
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.
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