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    Roycroft "American Beauty" Vase, c. 1910

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: June 23, 2012

    Appraised in: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Appraised by: Eric Silver

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Myrtle Beach (#1708)

    Originally Aired: February 25, 2013

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Metal, Copper
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Eric Silver
    Metalwork & Sculpture
    Director
    Lillian Nassau, LLC

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I inherited it from my mom and dad.

    APPRAISER: You remember it as a kid growing up?

    GUEST: I noticed it about... when I got about 12 years old, I noticed it.

    APPRAISER: And you don't know what it is?

    GUEST: A lamp?

    APPRAISER: Well, it is a lamp. It didn't start out life as a lamp. It's really a vase. It's called the American Beauty vase. And it was made by the Roycroft Group. And this is one of their really best works.

    GUEST: Great.

    APPRAISER: The thing about yours is it has its condition issue, starting off with being turned into a lamp. So somewhere along the way, they drilled through it.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: And also at some point, somebody put water in it, so you have corrosion. Very much like on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: That's made out of copper, and over the years, it's weathered into that wonderful green. Well, you have that wonderful green here, but that's the last thing you want on a piece of copper. In this condition, as it is, at auction it's probably worth around $1,000.

    GUEST: Appreciate it very much.




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