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Steven-R, Retired Major, US Army
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I have a pair of brass? vases bought in India over 40 years

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I have a pair of brass? vases bought in India over 40 years ago with India 562 ingraved on the bottom. are tey worth anything or just a tourist item
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
they have engravings with stems and leasves on them
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help. As a general rule, cast brass pieces from India have very little secondary market value, sorry--most are mass produced and better quality items will be marked with not only "India," but the actual foundry or maker.
I can assist with value if you could kindly advise the dimensions.
With kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thankyou for your response. I will just continue to set them by the fireplace.
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
I understand...most of the larger ones (bigger than 20" tall) retail for under $80 each today--if they are over 20" tall, which is considered the best grades, up to about 30" they can retail for $125 each if in solid condition. Most of them were lacquer coated so they remain pretty bright...
I do wish I could have given you a bit better news, and hope you understand.
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