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Victorian Lamps143 of 265Antique green urn shape Lamp roses and goldFairy Lamp - French Lithophane
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    Posted 7 years ago

    bobbyrohr88
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    Just a few nice pieces... Have many more! Got these all from a garage sale here in western Kansas. My lamps are the reason I'll never have kids... Haha!

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    1. odetta odetta, 7 years ago
      Hi just wondering how to tell porcelain from ceramic and would lamp makers use real gold on ceramic?

      thanks
      Odetta
    2. bobbyrohr88 bobbyrohr88, 7 years ago
      All porcelain is ceramic, but not all ceramic is porcelain. Ceramic is just a term for molded and cast clay. Most cheap ceramics use a high grit clay, and won't finish as fine as porcelain, which is a SUPER LOW grit clay. The easiest way to tell the difference is to tap it with a ring. Porcelain sounds like 'ting ting ting' while most cheap ceramics sound like 'dunk dunk dunk'.
    3. odetta odetta, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
    4. yvonnedd, 6 years ago
      How do you know what the lamps are really worth? I have 4 myself that I bought years ago at garage sales and am about to downsize so need to sell them. Any suggestions as to where to find prices? Thanks
    5. bobbyrohr88 bobbyrohr88, 6 years ago
      To determine the value of a lamp such as these, one would need to first figure out the maker. Look for hallmarks, signatures, or some other distinguishing feature. These can both be painted on OR cast into the actual piece. Once you find this, I'd recommend a simple, broad Google search of a description of the hallmark followed by "urn lamp". Once you find your lamp or one similar, use what information you can and search for sold or for sale lamps of the same caliber. Be forewarned though, it's a very soft market right now. Lots of people are asking $1-2-300 for them, but the ones that are selling are usually bringing $10-$50 right now.
      (If you can't find any makers markings, I use this simple yet often effective method: Very broad Google search like "Blue Victorian urn lamp birds flowers" and start scrolling through images.)
    6. Yurtle Yurtle, 5 years ago
      Wow. Thanks for the detailed info Bobby rohr. :)

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