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What can you tell us about Plated Amberina? We were told

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What can you tell us about Plated Amberina? We were told that a vase we purchased some time ago is Plated Ambernia, and very valuable. It is about 11 inches tall, with a ball shaped base, and slender neck that flares at the top.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Can you send a picture?
Plated amberina was patented June 15, 1886, by Joseph Locke and made by the New England Glass Company. It is similar in color to amberina, but is characterized by a cream colored or chartreuse lining (never white) and small ridges or ribs on the outside. The color of Plated Amberina varies from yellow to ruby.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We purchase the piece described a number of years ago, and could not find out what it was for a long time. I finally saw it in a Rare Art Glass Auction Catalog, and was amazed what the values were.We ended up having them sell it for us, and received $25,000.00 for it. Not bad when we only paid $20.00 for it at an Estate Sale. How rare is it on the East Coast? We watch for it all the time here on the West Coast, but most dealers out here don't even know what it is.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Are you just wanting to know how rare it is on the East Coast? I am a little confused about what you are needing. We do online appraisals.
Glenda