Steuben Jade & Alabaster Glass Vase

Value (2009) | $300 None

GUEST:
I brought in a vase that we keep on our buffet. It was my husband's grandmother's, and it's just a vase that I always liked, and I don't know anything about it.

APPRAISER:
Well, this is Steuben. It's a classic Steuben form, a beautiful vase, a great color. This is green jade with alabaster handles. And we have here a polished pontil that's very typical of Steuben's work. Steuben, of course, was only the highest quality glass. And to me, that is just an extraordinary vase. One little problem here-- we have a crack in the handle.

GUEST:
I know.

APPRAISER:
This could have happened in the cooling process. But also people tend to pick things up by handles. Glass of this sort, with these delicate handles, very bad idea. If it were perfect, retail value would probably be around $1,500. That crack, unfortunately, is going to hurt the value quite a bit. This would probably be around $300.

GUEST:
Okay, well, thank you.

APPRAISER:
But still a beautiful vase.

GUEST:
Yeah, we love it.

Appraisal Details

Appraised value (2009)
$300 None
Event
Atlantic City, NJ (June 06, 2009)
Category
Glass

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