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I have a decorative wall plate that is trimmed in 18k gold.

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I have a decorative wall plate that is trimmed in 18k gold. Is it worth anything?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

What is the size across the plate and is it marked on the backside?

~Nora

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
7 3/4 across.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I sent a picture of the backside
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Thank you for the image and dimension.

Your vintage Made in Japan plate with a transferprinted scene of The Last Supper was made as a decorative wall art export ware for Mid-State Products Co. Lynchburg, VA. The gold on it is real, however there is no longer a precious metal melt down value as the cost to extract the gold will exceed the value of the amount extracted. This can carry a high auction estimate of $10 - $20.

Here is a link for you to a comparable example that was offered at auction at that price estimate:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13144539_vintage-gold-leafed-last-supper-decorative-plate

Here is a link for you to one that sold for $20:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-18k-gold-trim-jesus-last-1432588250

~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

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Nora