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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner, Appraisals Corporation
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Doris - This Majolica Pitcher stands 6-1/2" tall and is

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Hi Doris - This Majolica Pitcher stands 6-1/2" tall and is 5-1/2" from the edge of the handle to the lip. Can you provide some information?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Once again, thank you for requesting me.

Thank you also for the information and photos.

I plan to return soon.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

This English - made Majolica jug/pitcher was made ca 1890s. The stylized decoration merges grays, browns and greens.

My research of current values indicates that your pitcher would have an estimated retail value of $160-180 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.

Again,

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated 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.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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