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    Dedham Pottery Plates, ca. 1895

    Appraised Value:

    $1,175 - $1,900 (2013)

    Appraised on: June 9, 2012

    Appraised in: Boston, Massachusetts

    Appraised by: David Rago

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Boston (#1706)

    Originally Aired: February 11, 2013

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    Form: Plate
    Material: Pottery
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $1,175 - $1,900 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:13)


    Appraised By:

    David Rago
    Pottery & Porcelain

    Rago Arts & Auction Center

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: These were left to me by my ma, and she and my grandmother were collectors of this pottery.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's an unusual collection of Dedham pottery made in East Dedham in 1895. And you have some most unusual pieces. And the material is marked. This is what the mark looks like. It's a bunny rabbit, it says "Dedham Pottery." Bunnies are what they were known for, yet they made over 50 different patterns, and some are rarer than others. The turtle, I put that out there because that's a very good plate. The moth plate is also a very good one. And some of the floral patterns are better than rabbits, but not nearly as valuable as your turtle and your moth. At auction, a small bunny plate like this is about $25. When you get into a larger plate with a floral design such as the Iris pattern on this one and this one here, these are worth about $75 to $100 apiece. Turkeys are about $100 to $150. Grapes are about $100 to $150. The moth plate is smaller, but still worth about, I'd say, $300 to $400, maybe a little bit more. And then finally, the turtle, I'd say on today's market easily between $500 and $750. It could bring as much as $1,000.

    GUEST: So I'll take care of the turtles.

    APPRAISER: Take care of the turtles, for sure.

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