On "Antiques Roadshow," two took a stroll down memory lane when two sisters brought in their mother's lamp that was purchased in the1960s for $125. And while they had a feeling the lamp could be worth a lot, they had no idea just how much.
"This lamp is worth between $80,000 and $125,000 dollars," the appraiser announced. "Congratulations!" The sisters both broke into tears and hugged -- they were shocked.
We figured it would be worth a lot of money considering it was worth around $200 back in 1905, which was a lot of money back then.
We then got an update that the lamp is now worth between $250,000 and $300,000 dollars! The gorgeous glass lamp was made at a studio that was operated by the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company. The lamp dates from 1905 and has the "rose helmet" shade design. The arc and leaf base gives it an art nouveau style. The appraiser points out that this particular lamp has a very unusual design, which is part of the reason for its high value today.
While original Tiffany lamps cost more than a mortgage, beautiful replicas can be purchased for under $200 on Amazon.com. You can also find similar Tiffany style lamps on Overstock.com in the same price range.
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