Tiffany Favrile Glass Bowl, ca. 1905
Appraised Value: $500 - $800 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:08)
Decorative Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Director, Appraisal Services
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.
GUEST: Thank you.
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