|Title:||Silver Plated Pewter Vase|
|Description:||Kayserzinn pewter vase number 4093|
|Condition:||Excellent general condition. There is a small separation in the base.|
|Provenance:||This item was a wedding present of my Swedish grand parents 5th April 1909|
|Appraised By:||Joan Whatton|
|History Of The Item:||Hello, this is Joan Whatton. Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for a reply. I have closely examined the information you have submitted. Thank you for the images and descriptive information. My findings are based on this information. In 1862, the Dusseldorf based Kayser family, already in the tin industry, opened a new foundry in the Brochurn district of Krefeld. The Krefeld foundry run by John Kayser & Sohn A.G. - Kayserzinn was devoted to more production, whereby the designs originated from the Cologne studio of Englebert Kayser. The decor Kayser designed were inspired by both floral French Art Nouveau and by linear Jugenstil. It was the Kayser company's aim to make artistically designed, contemporary Jugenstil objects of daily use such as candlesticks, ashtrays, lamps, beakers and vases, and tea and coffee sets accessible to a broad selection of the public. The artistic significance of Kayserzinn died with the death of Englebert Kayser in 1911. Kayserzinn or Kayser pewter is a special lead-free alloy of tin and silver distinguishable by its lasting gleam. Kayserzinn objects in pewter are numbered from the (fictitious) number "4000" onwards and marked with the word "Kayserzinn" All objects were marked this way, either in a circular or oval frame, or horizontally. The model number "4000" was introduced in 1894-1895, and the last number "4999" was produced in 1925. After 1904, there was an economic decline, and after 1906, the staff of the Cologne design studio was reduced and also the pewter production.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Museum pieces exist on the needs of the particular museum as seen by the person in the silver collection department. There are museum pieces stored for a great many years without ever being seen by the public.|
|Research Sources:||www.prices4antiques.com www.artfact.com www.christies.com www.antiques.it/silver www.deconet.com www.southebys.com|
|Appraiser Comments:||The "18" could be the number of vases that were made. The vase has the French Art Nouveau flourish and appears to have been polished; the vase does not have the aged patina of pewter from 1909; the vase is far too shiny, aged Katyserzinn has a mellow glow with the obious look of pewter, not silver. The mark in the photo is a circle with "18", an illegible mark and the "4093", but does not have "Kayserzinn". C.G. Hallberg was not an importer or a retailer, but a Swedish master of sculpting silver, and I believe that Hallberg was the maker of the vase. I also believe that the vase is sterling silver .830 silver purity. Hallberg's style and design is evident in the Art Nouveau design on the vase. The sterling silver vase is one of Hallberg's earliest works (early 20th century). The value for a vase of this type made by Hallberg would be valued between $3700.00 and $4500.00 in today's auction market. The valuation of the vase is based on the criteria of rarity, quality and demand. C.G. Hallberg silver is highly in demand and also valued highly at auction; it is the people who continually set the price driven by the above criteria of the object(s) at an auction. The market comparison approach to value was used which estimates value by comparison with properties sold in the relevant market, with adjustments made for all differences that affect value, such as differences in characteristics of value, in market layer, and in time. The values listed below may vary depending on how and where it is marketed. Kindest regards, Joan Whatton American Society of Appraisers Jondre` Appraisal Services, LLC|
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