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    20th-Century Gallé Cameo Glass Vase

    Appraised Value:

    $3,000 - $5,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 21, 2012

    Appraised in: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Appraised by: David McCarron

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Cincinnati (#1712)

    Originally Aired: April 15, 2013

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    Form: Vase
    Material: Glass
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $3,000 - $5,000 (2013)

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    Appraised By:

    David McCarron
    Asian Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Senior Appraiser-Fine & Decorative Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My mother bought it in the mid-'70s in north central Indiana. After she passed away, nobody wanted it, and so we ended up with it. And looking at it, we discovered the Gallé signature on it.

    APPRAISER: Okay, it's a fire-polished piece, which is the cameo is cut and then there is polish with heat after that. It's nicely done with a green color. Here is the signature here, Gallé. And of course Emile Gallé was a premier glassmaker, and previously had been known as a premier jeweler and was one of the people that created the standard for French art glass, especially cameo glass. Any idea of value?

    GUEST: None at all.

    APPRAISER: Okay. This is a nice big piece, nice palette, nice interior color. I would say probably $3,000 to $5,000 at auction.

    GUEST: Wonderful.

    APPRAISER: At auction, yeah.

    GUEST: Wonderful.

    APPRAISER: Okay?

    GUEST: Very good.

    APPRAISER: Thank you for bringing it in. It's always a pleasure to see very nice glass.

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