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    Tiffany Favrile Glass Bowl, ca. 1905

    Appraised Value:

    $500 - $800 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 14, 2012

    Appraised in: Rapid City, South Dakota

    Appraised by: Meredith Meuwly

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Rapid City (#1715)

    Originally Aired: May 6, 2013

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    Form: Bowl
    Material: Glass
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $500 - $800 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:08)


    Appraised By:

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

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This was given to my grandmother, who skipped my mom and gave it to me. I don't know why. I'm the one in the family that breaks everything, but I've managed to hold on to it. That's about all I know about it.

    APPRAISER: Sure. You sure that's all you know about it? Anything else?

    GUEST: Oh, well, I know it's got writing on the bottom of it, but I didn't know if it was really Louis Comfort Tiffany or not.

    APPRAISER: Well, you're right. It says L.C.T. on the bottom, and that stands for Louis Comfort Tiffany. It was made about 1905, so about the early part of the 20th century. It's Favrile glass. It's a fingerbowl with an underplate. It's a nice, typical design of the period. We see lots of these at auction. It's a great piece. The market for Tiffany has kind of been ups and downs. Five years ago, it was worth, oh, probably a little bit more than it is today. But it still has good value today. At auction, $500 to $800.

    GUEST: For both?

    APPRAISER: Yeah. And if you were going to insure it, I might insure it for just a little bit more. Retail value for a piece like this is probably about $1,000.

    GUEST: Okay, thank you very much.

    APPRAISER: Okay?

    GUEST: Thank you.

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