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Posted 4 years ago

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I was given this piece by a family friend about 24yrs ago and I do not know anything about it. It is signed. If anyone has any information that would be great. Thanks

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  1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 4 years ago

    As you can see from the presentation box, your piece is made by Steuben Glass company. It is a 1970's piece designed by the late James Houston , a Master Designer at Steuben Glass. The piece is called Heart and Key.

    I found it on worthpoint -- if you sign up with them, you can see the value they put on it -- which may be different from what is written here.

    I quote the ebay seller who listed it (which is where Worthpoint got the info) -- "According to the experts at STEUBEN GLASS, NEW YORK , This piece would have a value of $2,500 as of 2004. This was a verbal appraisal from Steuben, not written. They also said with Mr Houston having passed on that the value goes up but do not have a apraisal March 2007"

    See the above info here: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1970s-steuben-heart-and-key-by-the-late-james

    These are suggested prices from the Steuben people -- that would be similar to insurance or replacement value. You may not be able to get that price for it if you try to sell it yourself. Good luck.

    -- current version available on Steuben.com for $3500 -- http://steuben.com/acb/product2.cfm?section=6&subsection=0&group=90&product=814
  2. Naphhof, 4 years ago
    The gold on the heart alone is worth over $400 at today's prices. I don't know how much the key weighs since I am missing mine - some moron probably sold it to a scrapper.

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