Lacquered coaster set

Nov 24, 2018. 21:57 UTC
Lacquered Coaster Set
United States of America

Acquired from

For sale

This set includes a small bowl with lid and 6 coasters. Lacquered wood and gold leaf. Made in Japan Bowl 2.5" x 4" Coasters: 3 1/8" diameter


Purchased from antique dealer in San Fransisco, CA

Answered within about 1 hour
Nov 24, 23:12 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$30 - $50 USD

Insurance Value

$80 USD
What does this mean?

Good evening, Annie,
Thank you for submitting photographs for appraisal at Mearto.
This bowl and coaster set was made in occupied Japan after World War II (as denoted by the word JAPAN) with parcel gilding on red lacquer. They were made for the export market and items like these can be found fairly frequently on the market. The condition seems to be fairly good, but too much use may wear away the lacquer, eventually devaluing them, so, for the most part, have a decorative value.
I hope this information is useful to you. Please let us know if you have additional questions, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Annie may Nov 27, 20:04 UTC

The items I have been inquiring about are not for sale.
The owner seeks only to have them appraised for insurance reasons. Should the items be insured for more that the auction price appraisals?

Delia Nov 30, 12:55 UTC

Good morning, Annie,
Generally speaking, insurance values are usually higher than auction values.
Many of our appraisers are certified, but our appraisals are not certified for insurance. All of our appraisers can do this, but the cost is a little more.
Let me know if this is still something you'd like and I can give you a quote for the insurance appraisal and put you in touch with a certified appraiser.
Many thanks!

Corey Dec 06, 10:40 UTC

The insurance appraisal for this item is $80.

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