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lagerlout1

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iconnumber posted 03-05-2003 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lagerlout1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,

I promised I would post a reply when an appraisal from Christie's came back on the piece below:

Here's what she had to say:

    "Thank you for your email and photos of your silver vase. The hallmarks on the vase stumped me for awhile, but I believe they must be from Hanau, Germany, late 19th/early 20th century. This town specialized in making silver in historical-revival styles. The market for such a piece would be mostly for its decorative value...as such, I believe your vase would fetch under $1,000 (which unfortunately falls beneath our consignment minimum for sale at Christie's)."

Well...it looks as if labarbedor was correct in guessing it was German.

See: French Silver needs ID

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doobees

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iconnumber posted 03-06-2003 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doobees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very interesting! Thanks for the update.

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