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I inherited this beautiful W Berndt Kunstglas vase. It’s in perfect condition. Can you give me some information on it and a value?
Ingrid Aron of Kalk Bay Antiques Centre says, “This is a lovely piece. It’s turn of the 19th to early 20th century or thereabouts and obviously German. Usually items like these were made from hand-cut crystal with painted overlays and gilding and featured classic Germanic or Teutonic mythological subjects.” She values it at around R4 500.
Paul Mills of Antiquarian Auctions says this Bible was published by T. Nelson and Sons in 1869 and bound in wood using a technique called Mauchline Ware. “Mauchline is a town in Scotland where the printing of transfers or stencils onto wood, and then heavily varnished, was developed in the 1830s and was mainly used on small boxes and other trinkets. Books with Mauchline Ware boards were also produced and Bibles were popular. This one is typical of the genre. There’s considerable collecting interest in Mauchline, but the prices are modest, usually about R1 000 – R2 000, depending on the condition. This one might be worth R1 000 – R1 500.”
According to Charles Kerr of Charles Kerr Antiques, dealer in Georgian and Victorian furniture, “This Victorian mahogany dressing table mirror dates from around 1870. It would normally have sat upon a chest of drawers or a table. The lovely scrolling carving and the interesting break-front shape makes it slightly better than the usual run-ofthe-mill mirrors produced prolifically during the last half of the 19th century. I’d say it’s worth about R3 500.”
Can you please tell us more about this Holy Bible dating from 1869 and if it has any value? It has a wooden cover and coloured, plated maps.Christine and Jacques Jonker EXPERT TIP “BIBLES USUALLY HAVE NO COMMERCIAL WORTH. THE VALUE OF THIS ONE LIES IN THE MAUCHLINE BINDING,” SAYS PAUL MILLSTHANKS TO OUR SPECIALISTS Ingrid Aron Kalk Bay Antiques Centre 021 788 8882Charles Kerr Charles Kerr Antiques 083 327 7769 or [email protected] Paul Mills Antiquarian Auctions antiquarianauctions.com I bought this beautifully carved dressing table mirror on auction.It’s 75cm high and the base is 60cm wide. It has all its original hinges and screws and a space for jewellery or makeup. I’ d like to know the vintage and if it has any value.Eslia Gillen Knott