Reply to: serving Bowl and platter
What you have is what's generically called "California Pottery" most of it dates from during World War two to the early 1960's. This pair would go for about $50.00 retail.
Reply to: desk
Based on what I can see this is an Asian reproduction of an English Georgian style desk. Similar desks are still in production. We'd retail one like this in the $500-800.00 range.
Reply to: antique copper bathtub
These are generally imports from Europe and date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, not a huge demand for the zinc examples, about $800.00 at auction.
Reply to: Crystal
Can't tell from the image if it pressed glass or cut glass. If there are any mold lines it's pressed, all the better cut glass pieces by noted makers will have some sort of marking, generally etched on the bottom.
Reply to: Unknown Barget Glass wide center glass Cabinet
It dates from the 1930's, a great many of these were imported in container loads by antique dealers in the 1980's to mid 90's. We retail comaparable examples in the 400-550 range, but they often go at auction for less than $200.00.
Reply to: serving Bowl and platter
Does anyone know anything on this serving bowl & platter
Reply to: floral still art
good condition would like an appraisal thank you
Reply to: Signed Aug Moreau Lamp
Are these lamps a series produced or unique pieces?
Reply to: World War 2 Turkish schnauzer sniper rifle
Taken from another website.
"Turkish Models 1903/1938 rifles were not actually a model of a rifle, but really a standard for rifles to be arsenal reworked. Many different rifles can be called the Turkish Model 1938. This would include but is not limited to the GEW 98, Cz 98/22, Turkish Model 1903 and the Model 1893. For the sake of this section we are focusing on the 1903/1938 rifle pictured above. These are readily available today from many sources for prices ranging from under $50 to just over $100. The quality is varied from poor to reasonably acceptable and accuracy falls into the same range of categories. The original 1903 rifle was chambered in the 7.65x53mm caliber but were later rechambered to 7.95x57mm (8mm Mauser). The 1938 standard caliber was 8mm Mauser."
Reply to: Pocket Watch
It does have value but I would take Lovejoy's statement of a base value for any 18k watch of $2200 with a big grain of salt. I have bought and sold a decent ammount of antique gold pocket watches and there are numerous factors that determine value. I will also say 18k watches in better condition, running, sell at no reserve for well under $2200 all the time (at auction). First of all, condition and makers play a huge role. Most generic swiss watches such as this one are very common and sell for maybe a hundred or a few hundred dollars at best over their scrap values. If you have a patek phillipe, audemars etc. values go up tremendously and have little to do with metal values. The movements of largely produced swiss watches simply aren't the quality collectors with big money are looking for, a dime a dozen so to speak. With the key missing and not knowing if it runs, and considering the fair at best condition of the timepiece (scratches, monogram on back, case wear), it isn't something a collector would typically pay much attention to. You can figure with most swiss open faced watches that the case will weigh 15-30% of the total weight of the watch. Assuming this watch weighs around 120 grams, that would be 18-36 grams of 18kt gold, I'll also calculate it out at 50 grams, this would be a very very unusually heavy case and is not typical but will give a more broad view of potential value from worst to best case scenario. 18kt gold is .750 pure, and precious metals are weighed in troy as opposed to standard ounces, troy oz are 31.1 grams to the oz. Gold is currently $1253 a troy ounce. That would be $939.50~ per troy ounce of 18kt gold, or $30.21 per gram.
At 18 grams for the case the watch would be $543.80~ in metal
At 36 grams the case would be $1087.60~
At 50 grams the case would be $1510.50~
I would add maybe $25-$50 for the movement. On a good day you will get around scrap+movement value, but auctions, especially with lower quality gold timepieces listed at no reserve, typically result in the watches selling under even their metal values as it is primarily scrappers competing for them and they ultimately want to make a profit off the metal and don't care about the movement. You also then have to consider 10%-30% fees of the gross sale value depending on what auction or consignment venue you go with.
Ultimately and realistically I think this watch probably has a case around 36 grams, it looks to be of fairly decent thickness in regards to swiss standards, and would sell around $800-$1250 at auction, depending on how good of a day it is.
I don't mean to be a downer but there are much better watches available for $2200, I just don't see it here. There are small 18kt watches that sell for $300-$400, and high quality ones that can go for as much as $10,000; I would not ever use the $2200 baseline as a reasonable assessment of any old 18kt pocket watch.