Walnut console is a choice heirloom

Q: I would appreciate any information you can provide about this hand-carved, solid-walnut table. It has been handed down in our family from one generation to another.

A: This Victorian console table was made in the late 1800s and would probably sell for $600 to $700 in good condition. It is an exceptionally choice antique.


Q: What can you tell me about a six-piece dresser set bearing the enclosed mark? It consists of a tray, two perfume bottles, a box and a hair receiver. Each piece is decorated with pink and yellow roses and purple violets.

A: This set was made in Selb, Germany, by Heinrich & Co. It would probably sell for $225 to $235.


Q: I recently purchased a bisque figurine at a yard sale. It is a girl holding a fruit basket with a goose and flowers at her feet. It is about 6 inches tall and has the monogram "NC" on the bottom. Could you please tell me its worth?

A: This mark was used by Camille Naudot & Co. in Paris between 1904 and 1919. It would probably sell for about $75 to $85.

Q: I have a 93-piece dinner set from Wako Toki Kaisha Ltd. in Japan. Each piece is marked "M.Z., Altrolau, CMA, Czechoslovakia."

I would like to know how much they are worth and where I can purchase missing pieces.

A: This may have been bought in Japan, but it was made by Moritrz Zdekauer & Co. in Altrohlau, Czechoslovakia, between 1918 and 1938. It would probably sell for $800 to $900 complete with no pieces missing.

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Q: The mark on my china is a crown over the words "Victoria China -- Czechoslovakia." We have asked many dealers and no one has been able to help us. Can you tell us something about it?

A: Your china was made by the Victoria Porzellanfabrik in Stara Role, Czechoslovakia, between 1918 and 1938. The company was founded in 1883 and went out of business in 1945.


It is fine-quality china and you may be able to find matching


Q: I have a cake and ice cream set consisting of an oblong cake plate and six small bowls. They are decorated with a floral design; on the back of each piece is "Hand Painted -- Nippon."

I would appreciate any help you can give on this set.

A: Your dessert set was made in Japan between 1900 and 1920.

It would probably sell for about $125 to $135.


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