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Nora, I purchased this set of vintage lamps for $40. Could

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Nora, I purchased this set of vintage lamps for $40. Could you help value the set? Thank you for all your past help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the request here.

Please allow me some time to look these images over for you.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Note: The lamps are a yellowish frosted glass.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your patience, I have been traveling for the holidays.

You have a pair of vintage "Bristol Glass" lamps. Bristol is a type of glass that originated in the 18th century in England. Your pair was possibly made in Bohemia, or Germany in the early 20th century as vases and then they were re-purposed as lamps in the mid 20th century to fit in with Hollywood Regency decor. On today's market, these can sell for at least double what you paid and you could garner $80 - $120 for the pair.

Here is a link for you to a comparable pair that sold for $94.50:


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


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