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C G Quartzex Punch set with handles. Made in Japan, Stardust

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C G Quartzex Punch set with handles. Made in Japan, Stardust pattern. It is this set worth getting appraisal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
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The attached image is not showing. At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you see these pics?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Yes, thank you - I can see the images.
How many cups are with your set?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All 12
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The glasses look to be hand made
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Re you still there?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for your patience.
On today's market, expect to garner a high of $100 - $150 for your vintage Quartzex stardust pattern punch bowl set in original box.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh well, thought I had something rare because they only made this pattern in 1950(is this correct?) And Replacements, LTD have never got any. Is quartzex real crystal?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Crystal has a minimum of 24% lead content whereas glass does not have lead in its mixture.
Does the original box mention lead content? If not, it is cut glass and not crystal.
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