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Bradley Hubbard Lamp, Chinese Famille Rose, Herend porcelains

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August 10th, 2016
Left: Bradley Hubbard Arts and Craft Mission-style iron oil lamp; right: Herend porcelain

Left: Bradley Hubbard Arts and Craft Mission-style iron oil lamp; right: Herend porcelain

Q: This lamp was found in the attic of my in-laws’ house in Indiana approximately 72 years ago. We do not know how long it was up there. Sadly, they had it electrified. We assume the middle smaller section was for the oil...still see the wick. We have never had this appraised and wondered if you had an approximate age and value. 

—Monica 

A: This is a lovely example of a Bradley Hubbard Arts and Craft Mission-style iron oil lamp. The shades are made of green slag glass, also called “end of the day” glass because it was the leftover glass melted into one tureen. Electrified is good in that it is not only attractive but serviceable. In my auction, it would be estimated at $500 to $1,500.   

Q: I have a Famille Rose cache pot that my family says dates back to the late nineteenth century. The decoration is mostly floral in nature. Can you give the value of the piece?  

—Thomas

A: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Chinese Famille Rose is one of the more popular patterns with today’s auction buyers. Depending on condition, I would say it could be valued at $300 to $1,000. If you would send a better picture, I could be more specific.

Q: As you see in the picture, I have a large assortment of Herend porcelains that were gifts to me and my family over the years. I am downsizing and will not have a need for it.  Can you tell me the best way to sell the pieces and what I might realize in value?   

—Gordon

A: In a time where porcelains are a depressed market, Herend china made in Hungary is very desirable by the buyer today. For decoration or for use as dinnerware, the Hungarian china is highly sought after. The value ranges because of size or versatility. A dinner plate may range from $75 to $150; whereas, a soup tureen with an under plate will bring $1,500 to $2,500.  

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