Oyster plate might sell for $50 to $60


July 05, 1992|By James G. McCollam | James G. McCollam,Copley News Service

Q: Enclosed is a picture of some sort of clam dish. It is about 8 1/2 inches in diameter and marked "Theodore Haviland -- Limoges -- France."

I am interested in knowing how old it is and its approximate value.

A: Your Haviland oyster plate was made in the early 1900s and would probably sell for $50 to $60.

DTC Q: The enclosed mark is on the bottom of a 17-inch ewer. It is decorated with scenes of merry couples dancing and drinking. The borders are made up of a series of green leaves.

A: Your ewer was made by Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach, Germany, during the late 19th century. It would probably sell for $800 to $900.

* "Hake's Guide to Presidential Campaign Collectibles" by Ted Hake (Wallace-Homestead Books, an imprint of the Chilton Book Co.) is an illustrated price guide to clever artifacts used by politicians to beguile voters from 1789 to 1988. There are more than 1,700 items listed, including those relating to George Washington and George Bush.

Letters with picture(s) are welcome and may be answered in the column. We cannot reply personally or return pictures. Address your letters to James G. McCollam, P.O. Box 1087, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556. Mr. McCollam is a member of the Antique Appraisers Association of America.

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