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    Austrian Majolica Vase, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    Appraised on: June 12, 2010

    Appraised in: San Diego, California

    Appraised by: Nicholas Dawes

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Greatest Gifts (#1620)
    San Diego (#1504)

    Originally Aired: January 24, 2011

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Majolica, Earthenware
    Period / Style: 19th Century, 20th Century
    Value Range:

    Update 12.17.2012:

    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Dawes for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000 (Decreased)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Nicholas Dawes
    Decorative Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Vice President of Special Collections
    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:

    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.

    GUEST: Yeah.

    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.

    GUEST: Yeah.

    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.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: And maybe $2,500.

    GUEST: Very good present, then.

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