How do you identify an antique pottery vase?
The first thing you should do is flip your vase over and check the bottom for any sort of markings. For clay studio vases, a name and date is often incised into the clay. For porcelain vases, there is often a maker’s mark stamp on the bottom.
How can I find out how much a vase is worth?
Get an Appraisal
You can also take your vase to a reputable antiques dealer, although seeking a certified appraiser’s valuation ensures no conflict of interest exists – an appraiser cannot offer to buy an item he or she appraised, unlike an antiques dealer.
Which vases are worth money?
Sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver, can be extremely valuable. A silver-colored antique vase may be worth about $50, while a sterling silver vase can be worth thousands. For example, a Tiffany sterling vase in the Audubon pattern sold for about $1,800.