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    19th-Century Chinese Cloisonné Vessel

    Appraised Value:

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

    Appraised on: June 1, 2013

    Appraised in: Detroit, Michigan

    Appraised by: Dessa Goddard

    Category: Asian Arts

    Episode Info: Detroit (#1805)

    Originally Aired: February 3, 2014

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    Form: Vessel
    Material: Cloisonné
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $3,000 - $5,000 (2013)

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    Appraised By:

    Dessa Goddard
    Asian Arts

    Bonhams & Butterfields, SF

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My mother used to tell me that it was a crematory urn, but I think it was so that I wouldn't play with it as a child.

    APPRAISER: This is a 19th century Chinese cloisonné enamel vessel that imitates an original shape that was a burial piece in the 12th, 11th and 10th century B.C. You'd bury it with the deceased, but it would contain food to nurture him in the afterlife. They're quite popular. It's worth about $3,000 to $5,000 at auction.

    GUEST: Oh, wonderful.



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