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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a 12 piece setting (Dinner plates, Sandwich plates,

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I have a 12 piece setting (Dinner plates, Sandwich plates, salad plates, cup and saucers with 2 gravy boats, 2 butter dishes, tea pot, 2 large serving dishes, 2 medium serving dishes, 2 oval serving bowls, sugar and creamer. It is Titan Ware, Hand Painted, R. 459174 It's stamped with the Royal Ivory England est. 1657 stamp
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** forward to hearing. I do not have interest in selling it. It's been in the family for a few generations and was just passed to mine. It will be my kids some day. Just wondering the value. It fits right in with our 1880's Victorian.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

The Titian Ware Series was produced by Wm Adams & Sons who were business ca1900 - 1940 in Staffordshire, UK.

Your pattern was first registered in 1900-1909 (R 459174).

My research and calculations indicate that your hand painted set has a retail vintage asking price of $2260-2360 assuming good condition.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?
Kind regards,

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