Cordials, ca. 1875

Value (2005) | $4,000 Retail$5,000 Retail

My grandfather collected them when I was a little girl. He died 30 years ago, and I inherited some of them, and I've been collecting them ever since, trying to add to his collection.

And you mentioned that you have 120 of these pieces.

Approximately, yes.

Most of these were made in the 1870s and 1880s. Most of them are Moser or Moser-type. There's a few that are different. But generally speaking, that's the bulk of the 21 that we're seeing here. These are heavily enameled. This one has a bug on it or a dragonfly... enameled flowers... This one has wonderful enameling. And I think what you've accomplished in this collection is quality and color. The color combinations for this type of glass started out, cranberry being the favorite color for a hundred years. And blue would be next.

Yeah, I love the blue.

This one's an amethyst piece. It's extremely difficult to find amethyst. And then it goes on, the greens and on to the ambers. With the collection that you have here, you're in a value range of $4,000 to $5,000. However, with the collection you have at home, even though we can't see it, we can see the quality that is being collected, I would place a value of $20,000 to $30,000.

Oh, my God. Wow.

So tell me about Grandpa.

(tearfully): He was special. Wow. Oh, my goodness. That shocks me. Thank you so much.

Appraisal Details

Seattle, WA
Appraised value (2005)
$4,000 Retail$5,000 Retail
Providence, RI (June 18, 2005)
November 14, 2011: We contacted appraiser Kathleen Bailey for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $4,000 (Decreased)

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