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    Roycroft Copper Vase, ca. 1910

    Appraised Value:

    $2,500 - $6,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 14, 2012

    Appraised in: Rapid City, South Dakota

    Appraised by: Kerry Shrives

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Rapid City (#1713)

    Originally Aired: April 22, 2013

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Copper
    Period / Style: 20th Century, Arts and Crafts
    Value Range: $2,500 - $6,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:53)

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    Appraised By:

    Kerry Shrives
    Metalwork & Sculpture

    Skinner, Inc.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I don't know much about it. I bought it at an auction for a dollar. I like the style. I think it's Art Deco maybe or 1930s.

    APPRAISER: A dollar's a good deal.

    GUEST: Yeah, I thought so.

    APPRAISER: Well, you probably notice the mark on the bottom here.

    GUEST: Yes, I didn't know what it meant.

    APPRAISER: It's Roycroft. So it is Arts and Crafts movement, made in New York state, probably about 1910. It's hand-hammered copper. And the decoration is almost like a tree bark.

    GUEST: Yeah, I like that.

    APPRAISER: And these little squares up here, probably like silver-colored in the beginning. Any sense of what value is?

    GUEST: 25 bucks, something like that? $25? Yeah, I have no clue.

    APPRAISER: (laughing) More, more. This form sells at auction, a number have come up, and they vary in price a little bit. It depends on the market. But they have come up anywhere between $2,500 and about $6,000.

    GUEST: (laughing) Oh, no.

    APPRAISER: So you definitely got a great deal. Good eye for a dollar.

    GUEST: Oh, my God.



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