Tiffin Glass candy dish

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Michelle Knows Antiques is a great way to find the value of your antiques. Submit your antique for appraisal on our easy to use form. Here is a recent appraisal from Michelle’s column in Discover Vintage America:

Q: I have a round, black opaque glass (not the dark amethyst) compote with lid. The lid and the bottom are surrounded with a silver rim. There is also inlaid silver on the entire outside of the compote. It shows two sailboats with waves and birds, there are crosses on the main sails. It is approximately 8 3/4 inches high. I would appreciate anything you could tell me about this. Thank you

A: Your lidded candy dish looks like it was made by Tiffin Glass Co., they would make the glass portion of the item and then there were several companies who would do the silver overlay. Rockwell Silver Co. did quite a few pieces with a Spanish Galleon and they are called the “Santa Maria” pattern. Without marks to tell us for certain who made the piece it is difficult to say for sure who did what but the style of the candy dish and the quality of the silver overlay lead me to these two companies. Your piece dates to the 1930s-1940s.

The value for your lidded candy dish is $80-$100.

 note – All prices given are for sale in a private sale, antique shop or other resale outlet. Price is also dependent upon the geographic area in which you are selling. Auction value, selling to a dealer or pawn shop prices are about ½ or less of resale value.

Written by Michelle Staley

Michelle Staley has over 35 years of experience as an antique collector, picker and dealer. She has done hundreds of insurance and IRS appraisals in addition to just satisfying another collector or dealer’s curiosity concerning what an item is, does or its worth. Other experience includes her work as a forensics consultant and in archeological identification and dating.

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