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    Louis Comfort Tiffany Pottery Favrile Vase, ca. 1905

    Appraised Value:

    $5,000 - $7,000

    Appraised on: July 10, 2010

    Appraised in: Miami Beach, Florida

    Appraised by: Riley Humler

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Miami Beach, Hour 2 (#1502)

    Originally Aired: January 10, 2011

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $5,000 - $7,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:46)


    Appraised By:

    Riley Humler
    Paintings & Drawings, Pottery & Porcelain

    Humler & Nolan

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I went to one of my local thrift stores like I normally do and it was on the shelf. I picked it up, put it back down, picked it up again and I saw the "LCT" on the bottom, which... I knew "Louis Comfort Tiffany." And the price was 99 cents, so at 99 cents, I couldn't lose.

    APPRAISER: Did somebody else pick it up before you?

    GUEST: Yes. Somebody else picked it up and...Somebody had picked it up, looked at it and actually put it back down. And so I just snatched it.

    APPRAISER: Well, it is Tiffany pottery. And if we can show the marks, it's a little difficult to see, because there's some glaze right over the "LCT" for Louis Comfort Tiffany. But then also on the bottom, I don't know whether you noticed, it says "LC Tiffany, Favrile," and it has a number on it. It is a beautiful little piece. A lot of Tiffany pottery is unglazed. Some of it is glazed like this one. This has beautiful green and red tones on it. You said it's a peapod.

    GUEST: Six-inch peapod vase.

    APPRAISER: Tiffany introduced his pottery around 1904 and made it for about 15 years. It's relatively rare and very collectible. People are really excited to find it, even a small piece like this. You've looked a little, trying to determine value.

    GUEST: But I couldn't find any real value for it.

    APPRAISER: Well, I talked to some colleagues. We feel like a retail value on this piece is $5,000 to $7,000.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: Really.

    GUEST: Thank you.

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