Arts & Crafts Art Pottery

Value (2013) | $45,000 Auction$50,000 Auction

You found these at different places, different times. This one was at a yard sale?

No, this one was at a yard sale. That was a dollar. This was at an auction for $30.

And this one?

Auction for $37.

Let me tell you what you have here. Early piece of high-glaze Newcomb-- real early. Surface-decorated, multi-colored, the best kind of high-glaze Newcomb you can find. Except for this one. This one didn't fire perfectly. They only made these for about a year, a year and a half. They're sang de boeuf for "blood of ox." They're red. It was an experimental line. You have to look in a museum in New Orleans to see some more of these. And then this is a piece of Marblehead. These are from New Orleans, this is from New England from Marblehead, Massachusetts. But a really exceptional multi-colored, decorated piece. In terms of value, even with the cracks, this is worth about $15,000.

Oh, my! (laughs)

This one didn't fire properly-- I have goose bumps on my cheek-- this one didn't fire properly, still worth about $15,000.

Oh, I thought the shape was unusual.

Well, it's a three-handled loving cup. It's a wedding... it's a tyge, it's called, a three-handled tyge. And this guy here, in perfect condition, as of recently worth more than ever before: between $15,000 and $20,000.

Oh, you... that made my year!

And I'm not kidding. There's about $45,000 to $50,000 in pots right here.

I can't believe that.

Appraisal Details

Rago Arts & Auction Center
Lambertville, NJ
Update (2013)
$45,000 Auction$50,000 Auction
Appraised value (1999)
$45,000 Auction$50,000 Auction
Baltimore, MD (June 19, 1999)

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