Sample Appraisal: Meissen Dressing Table Box Set

Sample Appraisal: Meissen Dressing Table Box Set

Appraisal ID: 11202
Appraised On: Aug 08,
2006
Market Value: $225.00
Replacement Value: $300.00

APPRAISER COMMENTS:

Early 20th century Meissen dressing table box set with flowering
vines.

In 1708, Johann Frederick Bottger accidentally discovered how to make
hard paste porcelain. Of course, this was already known to Chinese for
many centuries. In 1710, the Royal Saxon Porcelain Works was established
in Meissen, Saxony (Germany), under the supervision of J. F.
Bottger. The company, later know as Meissen Porcelain Works, did
everything possible to keep their manufacturing process a secret,
however, other factories soon started copying the Meissen process. In
1731, in order to distinguish their products, Meissen began using their
well known “Crossed Swords” mark. These days, their works are some of
the most sought after and most
expensive ceramics antiques out there. Also called “Dresden Ware,” since
their earliest manufacturing was done in nearby Dresden, Meissen is
most well known for their famous porcelain figurines. They have also
produced tea sets, plates, vases and other similar items.
Item/Title: PIN CONTAINER??
Date/Period of Manufacture: NOT SURE, HAS
BEEN IN OUR FAMILY SINCE 1947 THEREABOUTS
Condition: EXCELLENT
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: NOT SURE PHOTO
SHOWS MAKER’SMARK ON BOTTOM
Dimensions (HxWxD): 4” LONG, 2′ HIGH, 3’WIDE
Inscription: MAKER’S MARK ON BOTTOM
History/Provenance: MOTHER PURCHASED IN EUROPE
(GERMANY?) AFTER THE WAR WHILE SHE WAS STATIONED THERE AT THE AMERICAN
EMBASSY
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required to replace the property in question with another of similar
age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance and condition, within a
reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.

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