Roycroft Copper Vase, ca. 1910

Value (2013) | $2,500 Auction$6,000 Auction
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GUEST:
I don't know much about it. I bought it at an auction for a dollar. I like the style. I think it's Art Deco maybe or 1930s.

APPRAISER:
A dollar's a good deal.

GUEST:
Yeah, I thought so.

APPRAISER:
Well, you probably notice the mark on the bottom here.

GUEST:
Yes, I didn't know what it meant.

APPRAISER:
It's Roycroft. So it is Arts and Crafts movement, made in New York state, probably about 1910. It's hand-hammered copper. And the decoration is almost like a tree bark.

GUEST:
Yeah, I like that.

APPRAISER:
And these little squares up here, probably like silver-colored in the beginning. Any sense of what value is?

GUEST:
25 bucks, something like that? $25? Yeah, I have no clue.

APPRAISER:
(laughing) More, more. This form sells at auction, a number have come up, and they vary in price a little bit. It depends on the market. But they have come up anywhere between $2,500 and about $6,000.

GUEST:
(laughing) Oh, no.

APPRAISER:
So you definitely got a great deal. Good eye for a dollar.

GUEST:
Oh, my God.

Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Skinner, Inc.
Boston, MA
Appraised value (2013)
$2,500 Auction$6,000 Auction
Event
Rapid City, SD (July 14, 2012)
Form
Vase
Material
Copper

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