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Old 10-12-2016, 12:49 PM
DBusser DBusser is offline
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Default Sand molded footed cauldron pot with lid more info

have been told it was "sand molded", current owner paid $100 over 20 years ago, I am trying to find a fair value for it. currently she is asking $250 I have several photos any help with any thoughts on this item would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance sorry not sure why photo flipped others didnt I will try to correct
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:13 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Sand molded footed cauldron pot with lid more info

All cast iron hollowware is created using sand molds, so don't let the seller make that out to be something special. The design characteristics and forged handle certainly place it well over 100 years old. But the pitting on the lid is damage and takes away from value. If it had markings to identify the maker, that would contribute to value, but even if so, $250 would be unrealistic. Consider also that 20 years ago eBay was just getting started, so the chance of finding such a piece if you wanted one would have been far smaller than today. My guess is the seller probably isn't going to come down to a price more in line with what such a piece should be able to be had for these days, which is closer to what she originally paid.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:19 AM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Default Re: Sand molded footed cauldron pot with lid more info

Yup, folks, I have several pieces of CI I know I paid unrealistic prices for--convincing that lady she won't get her $100 back is not going to be likely.
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