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I have a Pitcher and Bowl Set that has A Dresden Stone China…

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I have a Pitcher and Bowl Set that has A Dresden Stone China 1894 Makers Mark on bottom. I’d like more information about these pieces.

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It’s large, the pitcher is approximately 12 inches high, it’s white and and has a sand colored rim. The bowl is approximately 16 inches and is white also.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 month ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 month ago

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the set.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have added the photos but can’t send them?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Did you see the photos?
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Are you still there?
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 month ago

I do not take the extra charge live phone calls. I prefer to answer in writing.

Yes. I received your excellent photos.

This is a chamber set to be used in a hotel room as a wash bowl and pitcher at a time before each room had it own bathroom.

The mark is that of the Dresden Pottery Co and The Potter's Co-op of East Liverpool, Ohio. It dates ca 1900.

The estimated retail value is $130-160.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 month ago

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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,
Doris

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