Finding Antique Vases Values
Of all the categories of antiques, vases values often have the widest range. While ancient vases from Greek and Roman civilizations may sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, a McCoy Pottery vase from the Depression era could sell for less than fifty dollars. If you have wondered about your antique vases values and how they are determined the following slideshow should be helpful.This Depression-era aqua pottery double handled vase has a bird carving on the side. The vine handles make it look very much like McCoy. The value will vary depending on the maker but this could easily bring $100 if it were a McCoy.
Faience gets its name from a glazing technique which uses tin to glaze earthenware. A well known example of this is Quimperware. It is generally very colorful and has intricate designs of stylized plants and animals. It is an expensive collectible and faience vases values can easily exceed $400.This vase was made in the 1880s, about a decade after the interest in faience was renewed.
Classic 1890s Late Victorian
This vase of the late Victorian period shows the fascination that Victorians had with ancient civilizations. The gold leaf designs are in excellent condition and the painted figure is bright. There are no apparent chips. This is a beautiful vase in great condition that would sell for quite a bit more than a plain vase of the same era. However, this type of vase can have a price range from $25 up to thousands of dollars. Look for makers marks to identify the vase because this is where the price difference will be.
Art Noveau - Deco Transitional
This pink and black combination has some classic elements of the early 1920s. It seems to be a transition piece; a little different from Art Noveau but not quite all the way into Art Deco.It has all of it's hanging decorations intact which will mean it is more valuable that another that had parts missing. When you are contemplating a purchase of an antique item that has a lot of detail check carefully for repairs, missing parts, and worn areas.
The cost of one of these transitional vases will vary but expect to pay top dollar for the best examples.
Hobnail Milk Glass
Nearly everyone loves the country casual look of hobnail milk glass. These vases were made well into the 1950s and often were part of a bigger dresser set.For the most valuable pieces look for items that have no chips, and are unusual in some way. As a general rule you can pick these vases up at garage sales for less than $5.
1920s Haeger Vase
This Haeger vase is a classic Haeger design from the Arts and Crafts era. Haeger Pottery has been in business for 100 years but the pottery is still very affordable and can often be found in the $10 to $50 range.
This 1880s urn is a gorgeous example of Victorian decor. Bohemian china came from what is now Czechoslovakia and was prized for its beauty and detail.These vases often come in pairs and it is not unusual for a pair of Bohemian china vases to sell for over $500.