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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a glass "French overlay" vase from my great aunt. Is

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I have a glass "French overlay" vase from my great aunt. Is there any way to send you a picture to see the value?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

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Your picture came through quite nicely. Thank you.

Please tell me how tall your pitcher is.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months ago.

I have researched your piece.

It is a vintage French overlay opaline art glass pitcher.

My research indicates that your pitcher has an estimated retail value range of $650-1150 depending on size, condition and location.

The range starts with an 8" tall pitcher at $650 to a 14" pitcher at $1150.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites. - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,

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