Soup tureen is probably worth $245 to $265


November 18, 1990|By James G. McCollam | James G. McCollam,Copley News Service

Q: What can you tell me about my antique soup tureen with cover and under plate? It is marked with wreath and crown with "Copeland" inside the wreath.

A: The mark you describe was used by W. T. Copeland & Co. Ltd. in Stoke, England, in the late 19th century. It would probably sell for $245 to $265 in an antique shop.

Q: The attached mark is on the bottom of a teapot that holds about 2 pints. It is decorated with a horse and buggy. There are red bands around the upper and lower part. Can you tell me anything about the vintage, value and origin?

A: This mark was used by the Edwin Bennett Pottery Co. in Baltimore, around the turn of the century. It would probably sell for about $35 to $45.

Q: The initials "C.T." under an eagle is the mark on a vase decorated with a garden scene that includes a beautiful girl with two cherubs. It is 9 inches tall and has two handles. Can you tell me anything about its vintage and value? Do you know who made it?

A: The mark indicates that it was made by the Carl Tielsch company in Altwaaser, Germany, during the late 19th century. It would probably sell for about $165 to $185.

Send your questions about antiques with pic-ture(s), a detailed description, a stamped, self-addressed envelope and $1 per item to James G. McCollam, P.O. Box 1087, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556. All questions will be answered but published pictures tTC cannot be returned. Mr. McCollam is a member of the Antique Appraisers Association of America.

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