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Offline lashpierce

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Orrefors Thousand Windows
« on: August 20, 2010, 08:11:50 PM »
Last weekend my wife and I purchased a bowl and vase - we are trying to find out insurance value (if any) for same. We have identified that they are of the "Thousand Windows" style.
The engraving on the bottom of the bowl is: "orrefors g 0395-131" it stands 5" high and is 27" wide at the top
The engraving on the vase is: "orrefors GA 1506/36" it stands 7.5" high and is just over 5.5" wide at the top
Thanks for the help and guidance


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Re: Orrefors Thousand Windows
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Re: Orrefors Thousand Windows
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 10:07:05 PM »
I sold a Simon Gate Thousand Windows bowl in perfect condition a little while ago.   I'm not sure what it's 'insurance value' would be, but here is my finished listing on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=230501101478   :)
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The engraving on the bottom of the bowl is: "orrefors g 0395-131" it stands 5" high and is 27" wide at the top

I wonder if these measurements are quite right? 

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Re: Orrefors Thousand Windows
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 06:46:32 AM »
Are you sure the engraving on the bottom of the bowl isn't GA 395-131, which fits in with the Orrefors numbering system? I don't think they ever used the zero at the beginning. I was going to suggest that we would need to see photographs of the pieces before even giving a ballpark figure for a value. However, Cathy's list of links gives you a pretty good idea of the range of values. Value depends upon where you sell it, what collectors see it, and without being entirely facetious, phases of the moon.

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Re: Orrefors Thousand Windows
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 04:23:59 AM »
... and whether the piece is cracked, chipped, nibbled, scratched, scuffed, cloudy or damaged in any other way. Damage will reduce the value hugely.


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Re: Orrefors Thousand Windows
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 06:19:51 AM »
Good morning

The management of Orrefors produced various forms and sizes of the "Thousand Window" designs well  into the
late 1980's and early 1990's.

The large forms were eliminated from production in the late 1980's.

The insurance value can be defined depending on the policy as replacement cost - the value to replace the piece with like kind or quality - or actual cash value- the replacement cost less depreciation.

In either case, the value for your two forms would not be high with so many produced.

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