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    Iroquois Tea Cozy, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $2,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 18, 2012

    Appraised in: Seattle, Washington

    Appraised by: Bruce Shackelford

    Category: Tribal Arts

    Episode Info: Seattle (#1716)

    Originally Aired: May 13, 2013

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    Form: Cover
    Material: Beads
    Period / Style: 19th Century, 20th Century
    Value Range: $2,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:15)

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    Appraised By:

    Bruce Shackelford
    Tribal Arts

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: I saw it at an antique store in Paradise, California. I loved the colors and the beadwork, but I didn't really know much about it.

    APPRAISER: What is it?

    GUEST: Well, the tag said it was a tea cozy, but it's pretty big. It's a big teapot.

    APPRAISER: It's a tea cozy, and it fit over a big teapot, the biggest one I've ever seen. This is from the eastern side of the Great Lakes, probably made between 1880 and 1910. They did copies of European things, and if you look on this, there are thistles all over it, Scottish thistles, and these had become known as Indian whimsies. The beadwork is sometimes called clump beadwork or cluster beadwork, because it's beaded on top of itself, so it creates a dimension. And this has got to be the most spectacular piece of beadwork from the Great Lakes I have ever seen in my life. I mean, this is just over the top, and the fact that it's a European form, they knew who their market was. What did you pay for it?

    GUEST: $65.

    APPRAISER: Oh, man, $65? Are you kidding me? Well, it's worth about two grand.

    GUEST: Wow.





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