Roycroft “American Beauty” Vase, c. 1910

Value (2012) | $1,000 Auction

I inherited it from my mom and dad.

You remember it as a kid growing up?

I noticed it about... when I got about 12 years old, I noticed it.

And you don't know what it is?

A lamp?

Well, it is a lamp. It didn't start out life as a lamp. It's really a vase. It's called the American Beauty vase. And it was made by the Roycroft Group. And this is one of their really best works.


The thing about yours is it has its condition issue, starting off with being turned into a lamp. So somewhere along the way, they drilled through it.


And also at some point, somebody put water in it, so you have corrosion. Very much like on the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.


That's made out of copper, and over the years, it's weathered into that wonderful green. Well, you have that wonderful green here, but that's the last thing you want on a piece of copper. In this condition, as it is, at auction it's probably worth around $1,000.

Appreciate it very much.

Appraisal Details

Lillian Nassau LLC
New York, NY
Appraised value (2012)
$1,000 Auction
Myrtle Beach, SC (June 23, 2012)
20th Century
Copper, Metal

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