Silver Mounted Gallé Vase, ca. 1900
Appraised Value: $12,000 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser
GUEST: Well, I found out that it's a piece of French cameo made by Gallè around the turn of the century.
APPRAISER: This is a fire-polished piece. You also have French sterling marks on it.
GUEST: Okay, I see one up there, okay.
APPRAISER: And if you look very, very closely, you can see that this was gilded at one time in a gold gilt, and it's kind of worn off, which over the years, that would happen. I don't feel that that hurts the value. Some people would prefer to have it regilded. For me, I love it the way it is.
GUEST: I like it that way.
APPRAISER: We have a wonderful mark on the bottom, the Gallè mark.
GUEST: Oh, yes.
APPRAISER: And as far as value is concerned, for insurance, I would put this piece at $12,000.
GUEST: I didn't think it was quite that high. I'm thrilled.
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