Junk or Gem: Mexican Vase 8-24-15


ATTENTION TO THE GAME. IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER JUNK OR GEM… AND THIS WEEK’S ITEM TAKES US SOUTH AND ACROSS THE BORDER. MEREDITH BARACK JOINS ME NOW WITH MORE ON A VIBRANT VASE… CHRISTINE… WE’VE FEATURED A NUMBER OF ITEMS FROM EUROPE ON JUNK OR GEM… BUT WE’VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING FROM MEXICO. THE VASE YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE IS CERTAINLY A WORK OF ART.. BUT WILL IT’S EYE-CATCHING APPEARANCE BE ENOUGH TO CONSIDER IT A GEM? 21.09 THIS IS A MEXICAN VASE. AND I GOT IT A ST. VINCENT IN LAKE MILLS WISCONSIN. CHERYL MEYER-SMITH SAYS SHE ONLY PAID TWENTY DOLLARS OR SO FOR IT. 21.25 I JUST LOVED IT AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD FIT INTO OUR LIVINGROOM BUT IT JUST DOESN’T. SO THEN WE JUST DECIDED TO BRING IT IN HERE AND SEE WHAT RICK THOUGHT ABOUT IT. RICARDO PAOLI OF RICK’S OLDE GOLD SAYS THE VASE IS CERTAINLY FROM MEXICO. 23.36R IT WAS MADE IN THE 1950’S. IT’S CERAMIC. THERE’S QUITE AN INTERESTING HISTORY ABOUT THESE VASES…THE EARLY MEXICAN VASES WERE MADE TO FOR TOTING WATER OBVIOUSLY. BUT THIS VASE WASN’T USED TO CARRY WATER… 24.55 THIS IS 1950’S IT WAS MADE JUST FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES. AND IF YOU NOTICED THE BEAUTY OF THE CHICKEN THAT’S ON THERE. OR A PEACOCK IN CHERYL’S OPINION… 25.25 R: THIS PAINTING ON A PIECE OF CANVAS IS A $500 PAINTING. C: IT IS BEAUTIFUL. THE HAND-PAINTED PIECE LIKELY TOOK ABOUT 12 HOURS TOTAL TO CREATE. 28.00 ENITRE FAMILIES. GENERATIONS AFTER GENERATIONS MAKE THESE. SO IT IS A SPECIAL VASE. BUT NOT THAT SPECIAL. 28.08 AND IT JUST DOESN’T HAVE A HUGE VALUE NOW CHERYL. THEY DON’T SELL VERY MUCH BECAUSE THERE’S SO MANY OF THEM AND THEY’RE MADE FOR THE TOURIST INDUSTRIES. HAHAHA. C: OH I DON’T THINK IT’S JUNK. R; I WON’T SAY THAT BUT IT IS ONLY WORTH ABOUT $75. WHILE NOT NECESSARILY A GEM, IT’S STILL A MASTERPIECE IN CHERYL’S EYES. 31.24 I THINK I’M GOING TO HOLD ONTO IT FOR A WHILE. ENJOY IT, YES. NOW THAT I KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, IT’S SPECIAL. SUCH A FUN VASE, BUT LIKE RICK SAID THE MASS PRODUCTION OF THESE IS VASES IS WHAT REALLY DRIVES THE VALUE R; I WON’T SAY THAT BUT IT IS ONLY WORTH ABOUT $75. WHILE NOT NECESSARILY A GEM, IT’S STILL A MASTERPIECE IN CHERYL’S EYES. 31.24 I THINK I’M GOING TO HOLD ONTO IT FOR A WHILE. ENJOY IT, YES. NOW THAT I KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, IT’S SPECIAL. SUCH A FUN VASE, BUT LIKE RICK SAID THE MASS PRODUCTION OF THESE IS VASES IS WHAT REALLY DRIVES THE VALUE OF THEM DOWN… IT’S 5:35…TIME FOR WEATHER ON THE FIVE”S. METEOROLOGIST CHARLIE SHORTINO HAS YOUR FORECAST…. HEY CHARLIE… MONDAY INCREASING CLOUDS, WITH A HIGH NEAR 68.

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