2014-10-02 / Around Town

For What It’s Worth


A young woman recently brought in a large vase she described as “ugly.” She was going to have a yard sale and wanted to know if this “thing” had any value. It had belonged to her grandmother. A quick look at the mark identified the porcelain covered urn as an English Chamberlain Worcester piece, circa 1786-1810. Though the cover was broken and restored and several applied flowers were missing, it is valued between $850 and $1,250. She decided to keep the urn and not put it into her yard sale: a good move! — Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques A young woman recently brought in a large vase she described as “ugly.” She was going to have a yard sale and wanted to know if this “thing” had any value. It had belonged to her grandmother. A quick look at the mark identified the porcelain covered urn as an English Chamberlain Worcester piece, circa 1786-1810. Though the cover was broken and restored and several applied flowers were missing, it is valued between $850 and $1,250. She decided to keep the urn and not put it into her yard sale: a good move! — Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?”

Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.

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