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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    When I found this five months ago I had it appraised and was happy with the quote to a point. I was watching "Antiques Roadshow" yesterday and saw Lark Mason commenting on two huge Chinese jars that wound up being worth $25,000.00. I found out from a friend that he was reachable through igavel.com. So I asked him if I could send the pictures of this bowl and he said "Sure I'd be glad to look at them" So I sent him the pictures and his comment was..."Looks good to me" in it's current state his estimate was 2000-3000 dollars. If it were unrestored and perfect 5000 and up/ He also said he would be glad to include it in his upcoming auction in April if I wished to sell it. He is a very nice and helpful person. Answering my e-mails very quickly. This was quite a bit more than a previous appraisal of only 900-1500 dollars. -Mike-

    Note: 3/21/14 Having arrived in New York and getting a hands on appraisal, the value has been increased to $2500-$3500 dollars. I was told it was a very nice piece despite the early restoration work. -Mike-

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Good for you Mikelv85!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Congratulations! I do remember it it well!
    3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Congrats... That's fantastic.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you everyone :) I think I'm more in awe of being able to talk to Mr. Mason even if by e-mail than the financial end of it. He was very approachable as you said Phil . Just like he is on " Roadshow". I had so much I wanted to ask him about a few other pieces I have. I didn't want to be too noobie and a pest. I did ask if he'd mind also looking at the " Ox Blood " vase I posted a while back. He said " Sure I'd be happy to" Not such good news there I'm afraid. He said "It's fairly modernish and not of much value". Oops ! guess my "eye" was a bit off that day...lol. A bit embarrassing ,but that's how you learn. -Mike-
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Jay :) It is the thrill of the hunt that is the most fun. The right place, at the right time, it's all so random and when you least expect it. That's what keeps us collector's going. Today could be "the day" ! -Mike-
    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      That's great Mike, congratulations. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. And it's a wonderful bonus to see your sister as well. Enjoy your trip.
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      nice bowl!! i'd like to find one. i think i'll hit the Goodwill today!

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