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April 9, 2019 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A rare Tiffany ‘Pond Lily’ lampshade was taken to a free valuation event held at retirement home Gifford Lea in Tattenhall near Chester. The valuation was hosted by celebrity antique experts, Timothy Midhurst and Christian Trevanion.

A Tattenhall resident, who has not been named, took along a lampshade that belonged to her late uncle. She had no idea that it was made by Tiffany. If the lampshade is proved to be genuine, it’s value could be around £500,000. A similar style lamp was sold in New York for $3.37 million in 2018.

Christian Trevanion said:

“The lampshade is an incredible find. If it is a genuine Tiffany ‘Pond Lily’ item, it could be worth up to £500,000. These lampshades are extremely rare and sought after.”

James Cobb, the director of Inspired Villages that owns Gifford Lea, said that the atmosphere was electric when the lampshade was valued.

The valuation was held at Gilford Lea as part of a series of valuations called the “Grand Antiques Tour” which holds valuations in different locations in Britain. If a valuation event comes to a Lancashire location, there is a chance that an old heirloom could be worth a lot, but it is rare to find items worth £500,000.

Fortunately, you don’t have to pay a fortune for quality antiques. Visit Lancashire antique dealers where you will find antique sofas, lamps, tables and more that are on sale for considerably less than half a million pounds.

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