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    Korean Koryo Period Celadon Glazed Vase

    Appraised Value:

    $400 - $600 (2010)

    Updated Value:

    $400 - $600 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 24, 2010

    Appraised in: Biloxi, Mississippi

    Appraised by: Lark Mason

    Category: Asian Arts

    Episode Info: Survivors (#1719)
    Biloxi (#1514)

    Originally Aired: May 9, 2011

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Clay
    Period / Style: Koryo Dynasty, 13th Century
    Value Range: $400 - $600 (2010)
    Updated Value: $400 - $600 (2013)

    Update 11.18.2013:

    We contacted appraiser Lark Mason for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $400 - $600 (Unchanged)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Lark Mason
    Asian Arts
    Lark Mason & Associates

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My husband was over in Korea. He was sent by the Army in '64. And I joined him in 1965. And while we were there, we bought this vase. We were told it was an old Korean celadon vase.

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: And unfortunately on the way back, when we carried it into the airport, we dropped it. And my stepmother pieced it back together.

    APPRAISER: Celadon refers to a color. This kind of color is developed through the use of iron in the glaze. This vase form is specific to Korea, and this dates to what is called in Korea the Koryo period. The Koryo period is roughly from the tenth century to the 14th century. So this probably dates to around 1200.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: This can be restored, and it would still make around $400 to $600 at an auction sale.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: It would have been worth in the $4,000 to $6,000 range had it been perfect.

    GUEST: Yeah.

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