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QUESTION: I found this bundt/turk's head pan in my grandmother's things.  Her family was from Pottsville Pa prior to 1900.  Can you date and value this item?

ANSWER: Kathie,

Looks like a very nice piece to me.  In order to date it, I would need to know if there is any "crazing" in the clear overglaze.  You can usually see it if you look at the sides closely from an angle.  Let me know what you find.

Dennis

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QUESTION: Actually, I did find crazing with a magnifying glass on the inside near the top, but very faint.

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Kathie,

Clear crazing is usually a sign of age...most of the time...but not always.  It really would be hard for me to date the piece without seeing it in person and that's where I don't think I can estimate age/value without looking at it.

I would suggest bringing it to a local antiques dealer and have them assess it and then email me back with their response.  Maybe I could fill in between the lines.

Dennis

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Dennis Wolbach

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I endeavor to answer all questions relating to the "identification" of American Art Pottery from the period of roughly 1880 through 1920. I specialize in the area of arts & crafts period pottery but do not limit myself specifically to that time period.

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I have 20+ years experience buying, selling and identifying American Art Pottery both on the web, to private clientele and in a brick and mortar shop in Massachusetts.

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