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Q&A on Collecting: Porcelain dishes are 'berry' nice

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value and history of their antiques.
BY Anne McCollam, For The Oklahoman Published: February 11, 2013
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Your berry bowl set was made around 1900 and would probably be worth $125 to $150.

Q: I have never seen any appraisals of clothing in your column, but if you can, I would like to know about the black cashmere cardigan sweater I received for Christmas 1959. It has beading around the neck and halfway down the front. I have enclosed a copy of the original label that is still in the sweater. I have never worn it, so it is in mint condition. I hope you can tell if my sweater has any value.

A: Elsa Schiaparelli was born in Italy in 1890. She became one of the world's most famous fashion designers in the 20th century. French designer, Coco Chanel, was one of her competitors. Many of Schiaparelli's designs were inspired by surrealistic artists, including Salvador Dali, Man Ray and Giacometti.

She created both clothing and jewelry and had several perfume lines. Schiaparelli had fashion houses in Paris and New York. She died in 1973.

Her vintage sweaters are popular, and yours would probably fetch anywhere from $125 to $350.

Address your 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.

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