Appraisals

Need an Online Appraisal? Ask an Appraisal Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Appraisals
This answer was rated:

Diana F I just went to the salvage store. They have the

Diana F I just went to...
Diana F
I just went to the salvage store.
They have the pictures Capodimante come in that hour.
You can see the eBay picture next to it. They could not find one that large.
So the show a smaller Capofimante for $195 on eBay and are asking $150 for this one.
I offered $100 but it was just put out.
I could not even lift it.
It has one major flower on the side broken off.
In your opinion, should I invest in it?
Mike Fisers
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Appraisals Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
1/15/2018
Josie-Mod
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 5
Verified
Hello,
I'm Josie, a moderator for this topic.
I sent your requested Expert a message to follow up with you here, when she is back online.
Ask Your Own Appraisals Question
Diana F.
Diana F., Antiques Expert
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 8,564
Experience: Bachelor of Arts Degree (summa cum laude); 10+ years exp.
Verified

Hi Mike.

I hope you're doing well. I'm sorry I'm just responding to this. For some reason I never saw it. I'll be glad to take a look.

~Diana

Ask Your Own Appraisals Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I could not resist.
I went out and purchase 20+ lbs. of porcelain.
I will send you more information after the evening News.
Mike Fisers

LOL. That's a huge bouquet of porcelain flowers.

.

Most of those date to about the 1940s/1950s and they are very collectible. When they're that large, they're usually used as a center piece or as a room focal point.

.

Even with a flower missing, it'll still be worth about double what they're asking. It's large. The coloring and detailing looks fantastic. Capodimonte marked pieces are always an eye grabber. I've seen baskets smaller than that with cracks and crazing go for nearly $250. I don't think the loss of one flower (even major) will be too bad. So, for one that size, it should be $325 to $350. Mint, I would have said about $450 to close to $500.

.

I can't wait to see what else you might have found.

.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

.

.

I hope this has been helpful to you. I do my best to offer you the most current values and information using the latest guides and recorded sales.
.

Please keep in mind I am only credited for my answer if you rate me positively. If you feel the need to use a lower rating which adds a negative mark to my profile or if you have any further questions about your item please feel free to reply to me and tell me what else I can do for you..

.

If you're on a mobile device, please make sure to scroll to the top and click on the box that says finish rating! A box with stars in it should open and you can rate me there.

.

If you have any trouble doing that, please let me know.

.

If you would like to use me on any further questions. Requesting me expires in just a short time. If you put my name (DianaF) in the question, that will make sure it gets to me.
.
I look forward to working with you again.
.
I hope you have a great night.
~Diana

Ask Your Own Appraisals Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I wanted to send you some additional information about the 20+ lbs. of Porcelain.
It is so heavy that I had to have someone load it into my car. I don't know if I mentioned that I have had a torn Rotator Cuff for 5 months now and have surgery scheduled February 20. I now add Doctors to my list of hated professionals.I am adding more pictures for you to see the actual item.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I believe the third picture has the missing flower. Tt is on the right side and is not evident.
Please take another look at this with the dimensions.Thanks
Mike
IMG_6872[1].JPGIMG_687...JPGIMG_6912[1].JPGIMG_691...JPGIMG_6919[1].JPGIMG_691...JPGIMG_6924[1].JPGIMG_692...JPG
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Incidentally, today while I was entering the cost of the Brass Hurricanes into my ledger, the phone made the cash register sound to announce that they sold for $110. What a coincidence? An omen?
You were spot on.
Thanks, *****

Oh no. Have you been in terrible pain? I hope the surgery goes well. My brother had the same surgery about 2 years ago and his recovery went pretty well. I wish you a speedy recovery. I hope you were able to get that heavy thing out of your car.

.

That's awesome about the hurricanes. That was a quick turnaround too. Congrats! I love hearing news like that.

.

That's definitely a legitimate Capodimonte mark. It's newer and still being used in some variations, but that's one of their authentic backstamps. That's a bit larger than I was even thinking. It looks like it's about 14 or 15" tall at it's highest point.

.
It's what they call a centerpiece. It looks like it's in basket that almost mimics a wicker look. That's a little different. Most are arranged in pedestal vases and pots. The woven, wicker style is a little less common. The flowers almost look like an arrangement of hibiscus flowers.

.

The missing flower isn't noticeable at all to me. I had trouble noticing anything and I was actually looking for it. I don't think having a missing one is going to cause you any problems. If it stands out any, you can always try filing it down to make any remnants less noticeable.

.

Honestly, it's worth about $450 to $550, but I think $300 to $350 will be your range for selling online. You might get more if you try to sell it local, but online I'm not sure you can get much more out of it. I think shipping cost might be factor for some buyers. Small weight and small shipping cost isn't usually much of a factor, but when you start getting up there, most buyers will take that into consideration for how much they're willing to spend.

.

It's definitely a great find.

Let me know if you have any questions (and try not to carry that heaving thing around too much). =)

~Diana

Diana F.
Diana F., Antiques Expert
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 8,564
Experience: Bachelor of Arts Degree (summa cum laude); 10+ years exp.
Verified
Diana F. and 87 other Appraisals Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Diana F. Your Own Question
Diana F.
Diana F.
Diana F., Antiques Expert
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 8,564
8,564 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Bachelor of Arts Degree (summa cum laude); 10+ years exp.

Diana F. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser

3,159 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs. Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

1,579 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Robert S.

Robert S.

Appraiser

816 satisfied customers

20+ years of experience in appraisals.

twinb1201

twinb1201

Appraiser & Author

597 satisfied customers

28 years of appraisal experience. Author of 3 books on collecting; President of Association of Online Appraisers.

Frank

Frank

Appraiser

577 satisfied customers

Expert in gold, silver, jewelry and American antiquities.

Wayne

Wayne

Appraiser

475 satisfied customers

Appraiser

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antique Expert

361 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

< Previous | Next >

Related Appraisals Questions
C i have a Blagg picture had for many. My wife bought for me
Hi my name is***** i have a Cameron Blagg picture had for many … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
1,579 satisfied customers
Diana F. My account was messed up. This is our ending stuff
Diana F. My account was messed up. This is our ending stuff from March. Please let me know if we are reconnected. Mike ****** Antiques Appraiser… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Antiques Expert
8,564 satisfied customers
Ask Glenda, I have another item I wonder if you can help me
Ask Glenda, I have another item I wonder if you can help me with and I didn't have time to copy the questions/answers before rating when it dissappeared.… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
College
3,159 satisfied customers
I sent u some" new" paintings, fronts and backs and
Dear ***** I sent u some " new " paintings , fronts and backs and dimensions. I await your reply Allthebest Sarah… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
Appraiser
BA
816 satisfied customers
Swan toothpick photos. (Also, I sent a message asking if you
For Doris Only. Swan toothpick photos. (Also, I sent a message asking if you do dolls. I have a 1991 francine cee. If so, tomorrow I'll take photos and send. )… read more
Doris
Doris
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
2,801 satisfied customers
I have a 5”x7.5” watercolor on watercolor paper that I
This is forCustomer I have a 5”x7.5” watercolor on watercolor paper that I purchased in 1973 from the artist, ***** ***** fir $20. What is value of this piece?… read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
576 satisfied customers
I would like to know what kind of lamp shade this is. It's
I would like to know what kind of lamp shade this is. It's very large and very well made.Interested mostly in it's value… read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
576 satisfied customers
Alfredo Sciarrotta's signature sterling silver leaf bowl
Alfredo Sciarrotta's signature sterling silver leaf bowl produced for and retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Co. Measures 7 X 3 ¼ inches. Weighs 3.20 ounces. That's all I know about it. I would rate … read more
Doris
Doris
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
2,801 satisfied customers
Could you please give me some idea of value on this statue.
Hi, could you please give me some idea of value on this statue. From the labeling it says its St. Martha. There are also markings on the base in the back of the statue which are very hard to make out.… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Antiques Expert
8,564 satisfied customers
I have a piece marked Limoges Coronet France with an
I have a piece marked Limoges Coronet France with an additional mark not all clear. … read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
576 satisfied customers
F. only. I have a cut crystal divided dish or platter which
For Diana F. only. I have a cut crystal divided dish or platter which measures 11 and 7/8 in in diameter approximately. I can't find it and I'm interested in knowing all I can about it. It's maker, th… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Antiques Expert
8,564 satisfied customers
I have 2 waterclolors by Bilyeau purchased at Merrill Chase
I have 2 waterclolors by Bilyeau purchased at Merrill Chase in the 70's. Number 554553 and 554251 Autumn Fields. Both have Certificate of Authenticity. Can you tell me their value? Thank you … read more
jennem22
jennem22
Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
57 satisfied customers
CHAFING DISH. Description plus photos attached. I just
For Doris only. CHAFING DISH. Description plus photos attached. I just swiped with a cloth and some Goddard's, but needs a good polishing. Skinner answered about the pitcher and asked for photos, so I… read more
Doris
Doris
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
2,801 satisfied customers
Hope you're doing well. A friend has a Buddha (bronze
Hi Robert,Hope you're doing well.A friend has a Buddha (bronze possibly and gilded) that measures about 12 inches high. He sent me a few photos and asked if I'd be interested in purchasing it from him… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
Appraiser
BA
816 satisfied customers
I have a 1965 original painting/ etching of warrington
I have a 1965 original painting/ etching of warrington colescott called cafe hour and it's 10/10. How much do you think it's worth … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
College
3,159 satisfied customers
Ms. Diana F.: I am back with a few more items that will just
Good afternoon Ms. Diana F.: I am back with a few more items that will just make your day...LOL! Today is chandelier day with one non-chandelier. The first chandelier is a 5 arm wooden beaded one. I t… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Antiques Expert
8,564 satisfied customers
I have a commemorative edition barbie to celebrate the
hi, i have a commemorative edition barbie to celebrate the handover of … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
1,579 satisfied customers
I have an old notebook with Farah Fawcett on it, is it of
I have an old notebook with Farah Fawcett on it, is it of any value, I will send you a picture.… read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
576 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x