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I have various pieces of West Germany pottery, and copper tins

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I have various pieces of West Germany pottery, and copper tins from the 1700's. I'm trying to figure out how much they are worth.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have additional pictures
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Pic #3
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Watering can
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Small tins
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~ My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question, however I only assess one item per question here. At your convenience, please choose one item and let me know. Sincerely,Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5 inches tall
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you give me an estimate on this piece?
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Yes, certainly. Please provide a photo of the underside and one that shows the handle and its construction. Thank you,Nora
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Thank you for the images. Please allow me some time to look these over for you. ~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi~ Thank you for your patience. This is a fine 19th century completely hand forged fire starter cauldron bucket with dovetailed connections or a fireplace ash pot - depending on whether the object is water tight or not. Whether a hearth ash pot or firestarter this would have originally come with a lid. If a firestart, the lid would have a notch in it and come with a pumice stone on wand. As a frustrater it would hold a flammable liquid which would be absorbed into the stone and used for lighting the fire. Generally firestarters and ash buckets garner about $20 a piece at auction on today’s market. Since yours is completely hand forged, even without the lid and pumice baton, expect to garner $50 - $75 for this at auction on today’s market. Please note that experts here are not employees of, experts are verified users who are only paid when you leave a favorable rating. If you are having trouble finding the rating button, please let me know! Your question will NOT close after you leave rating. Sincerely,Nora