Austrian Majolica Vase, ca. 1900
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We contacted appraiser Nicholas Dawes for an updated appraisal in today's market.
• Current Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000 (Decreased)
Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Decorative Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Vice President of Special Collections
GUEST: Recently I got married, and I had always admired it in my now husband's grandmother's house, so she gave it to us as a wedding present. She said possibly it was Lalique, but I didn't know anything else about that or what that could possibly mean, so...
APPRAISER: Well, that's a French glass maker, and I'm afraid it's not glass and it's not French.
APPRAISER: I think it's Austrian, and it was made about the turn of the 20th century, about 1900. And it's what we call Austrian majolica ware. Just in the last, I would say, ten years, Austrian and continental majolica in general, this richly colored, glazed earthenware has really become collected. It's one of the biggest pieces we've ever seen.
APPRAISER: And it's got this beautiful young lady on the front. I would say today, in an antique shop, it would be priced at at least $2,000.
APPRAISER: And maybe $2,500.
GUEST: Very good present, then.
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