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We have 2 pieces of old pottery. one looks like an incense

Customer Question

We have 2 pieces of old pottery. one looks like an incense pot or small lantern, the other is like a small decanter of sorts. We would just like to get an idea of what they are worth.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the antiques appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: I can send a pic if that helps
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 18 days ago.

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My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. There were no photos of the piece that came with your original inquiry.
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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Did you get them?
Expert:  rarewares replied 18 days ago.

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Expert:  Nora replied 17 days ago.

Hello,

You have a clay Herodian oil light lantern and a jar for oil holding. These likely came from the Holy Land area of the Middle East (Jerusalem). New reproductions sell for an average of $25 - $45 for the set on today's market whereas original ancient lamps can sell fro an average of $200. Determining age without provenance is challenging and would require in person inspection.

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Expert:  Nora replied 15 days ago.

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Still not sure how to get my answers. I am just south of St Augustine in Fla. These pieces came from my husbands grandmother, he is 81. They are supposedly from Turkey.
Expert:  Nora replied 15 days ago.

Hi,

Here is your answer:

Hello,

You have a clay Herodian oil light lantern and a jar for oil holding. These likely came from the Holy Land area of the Middle East (Jerusalem). New reproductions sell for an average of $25 - $45 for the set on today's market whereas original ancient lamps can sell fro an average of $200. Determining age without provenance is challenging and would require in person inspection.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

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