The Sunday Mail (Queensland)
STAN PRICKETT FROM PADDINGTON ANTIQUE CENTRE (PADDINGTONANTIQUE CENTRE.COM.AU) ASSESSES THE VALUE OF READERS’ KEEPSAKES COULD you please tell me if this is a teapot and its approximate value? I found it in an op shop and they could not tell what it was. The dimensions are: length (from tip of the spout to handle edge) 25cm, width 12cm and height 18cm. It has no markings and is in perfect condition.
R. Wojcik It is what’s calledalled a Cardogan teapot, madee in China, but earlier versionsons were made inn England. It is s modern and of little value. ALONG with a bunch of other coins kept in a tin can and found in a wall space, I found this in the late 1980s when my father was disassembling a shed in Melbourne. Where is it from, what is its significance, and does it have any value?
Des The m medal was made by Stok Stokes, Melb Melbourne, Austr Australia, celebratingcelebra the allies’ victoryvic in WWII. The medal was given to schoolchildrenschoo in 1945 and it has a valuevalu of about $15.$15 I DO NOT know what this is made of. It is more than 100 years old and has been called a calligraphy brush pot. I would like to know its origin or value.
C. Tooth Your brush pot is Chinese and made of soapstone. Soapstone is a relatively soft rock mostly comprised of talc and used extensively by the Chinese for carving due to its softness. Your pot may be 100 years old but more likely dates to about the 1930s. You didn’t give me a size or condition so it’s impossible to give you an accurate value, but it would be less than $100 if in good condition. Email your question for Stan and a JPEG of the item (between 350kb and 1mb) along with the size, condition and any information to email@example.com