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    Handel Bronze Lamp, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $1,500 - $2,000

    Appraised on: June 18, 2011

    Appraised in: El Paso, Texas

    Appraised by: Meredith Meuwly

    Category: Decorative Arts

    Episode Info: El Paso, Hour 1 (#1610)

    Originally Aired: March 26, 2012

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    Form: Lamp
    Material: Bronze
    Period / Style: 19th Century, 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,500 - $2,000

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    Appraised By:

    Meredith Meuwly
    Decorative Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Director, Appraisal Services
    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: Well, what do you know about this? Not much, huh? It's just a pot?

    GUEST: Pretty much. Well, it's a family heirloom. It was in my father's family, probably well over 200 years old.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's old, but it's not quite that old.

    GUEST: Oh, it's not?

    APPRAISER: No, it's about circa 1900.

    GUEST: Oh, okay.

    APPRAISER: Yeah, and it's Handel Company, and we know that because it's triple signed. The brass rim at the top is signed, the shade is signed, and on the bottom, under the felt, is also signed. What's great about this piece is that it's the hexagonal shade. It's a beautiful shade and an unusual shape.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: So we really like that, and it's in great condition. There's a small chip on the inside. There is, yeah. But it's not too visible to the public, so it's not going to affect value that much. I would estimate this, at auction, at $1,500 to $2,000.

    GUEST: Wonderful.

    APPRAISER: Okay?

    GUEST: I never had any idea what it was worth. That's encouraging, thank you.

    APPRAISER: You're most welcome. Now, I would caution you, the cord on this is a little frayed.

    GUEST: Yes, it is, it's old, too.

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