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Q&A on Collecting: Grandfather clock is cause for celebration

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value of their antiques.
BY Anne McCollam Published: December 3, 2012

I have no information on its history, and I hope you can tell me its age, who made it and if it has any value.

A: Dux Porcelain Manufactory made your vase. They were in Dux, Bohemia, which is now Duchcov in the Czech Republic. This mark was used from 1900 to 1918. The firm was founded by E. Eichler in 1860, and it is still in operation. “Eichel” means acorn in German, which explains the use of an acorn in the mark.

Your circa 1900 vase would probably be worth $1,000 to $1,200.

Address questions to Anne McCollam, P. O. Box 247, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Items of a general interest will be answered in this column. Because of the volume of inquiries, she cannot answer individual letters.