Brentwood, CA in Northern California
Please refer me to some local appraisers.
Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your Belleek china.
Thanks for the great photo. What a beautiful collection!
I can give you an appraisal valuation right here if you'd like, but separated into three questions, if that's okay with you, as this is going to take a little research.
I've added numbers to your photo to show how I'll group them.
I'll also need to see the backstamps. Can you please turn them all over and take another overview of all the pieces. If it's as sharp as your excellent first photo, I'll have no trouble zooming in to see which mark they each have.
Many thanks and wait to hear,
I have attached 3 pictures of the backstamps, one from each of the 3 groups. I hope that is what you were asking for!
Thanks for the great photos of the backstamps.
Actually all I need to begin with is a photo of the undersides of each piece marked (1) -that way I can tell which mark goes with which piece.
Ignore the (2)'s and the (3)'s, for the time being, we'll do them later.
To make it quicker and easier for you, set up a group shot of all of the (1)'s together upside-down. I'll be able to identify the marks even though they may look small to you in the photo. I'll zoom in and enlarge them. Your photos are sharp enough for me to be able to do that.
Hope this makes sense.
Here you go...
Thanks so much, that's just what I needed to see.
There's actually a fifth piece, the teapot, listed as part of (1) which you omitted. No problem, I'll assume it has the same mark as the others, and appraise accordingly (no photo needed unless it has a different mark).
Each of these pieces is marked with what's called the Belleek "3rd Green Mark" which means they date to the period 1965 - 1981 and as such are classified as "vintage Belleek" (as distinct from 'antique Belleek' and 'contemporary Belleek') for the purposes of valuation.
The following are the values you'd expect to get if you were to sell at a good antique auction house, or on an online auction site such as eBay, etc
(a) Coffee pot, "Limpet" embossed form (note the limpet shell on the elbow of the spout), lustre glazed with coral handle & finial in "cobb lustre" glaze. 3rd green mark (1965 - 1981).
Auction value: $60 - $125.
Retail/replacement/insurance value: $250.
(b) Milk pitcher, "Limpet" embossed form. Carinated shape, coral handle, lustre glaze. 3rd Green mark (1965 - 1981).
Auction value: $30 - $60.
Retail/replacement/insurance value: $120.
(c) Creamer & Sugar, "Neptune" embossed form, each with a pair of periwinkle shell feet. 3rd Green mark (1965 - 1981).
Auction value: $25 - $50 (for the pair)
Retail/replacement/insurance value: $100.
(d) Teapot, "Tridacna" (clam shell) embossed form . Coral handle with bifurcated top terminal and coral finial on cover. 3rd Green mark (1965 - 1981).
Auction value: $80 - $150.
Retail/replacement/insurance value: $300.
Hope this helps!
If you are happy with this so far, please go ahead and close this out by rating my answer (with the smiley faces or the 'accept' button) and initiate another question with: "For Robert S. appraisal of Belleek part (2)" in the subject line (or words to that effect) and attach a photo of all the bottoms of those marked (2) and we'll go from there.