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potters were busy turning out a plethora of transferprint chintz patterns -- they produced tea sets, coffee services, accessory pieces and complete dinner sets. American collectors were swept away with the charming patterns, thus causing prices to rise, not only in the U.S. but also globally. Chintz china has been reproduced. Some manufacturers include a date with their mark. Since not all provide a date, a collector has to use caution when buying. Your circa 1920 cup and saucer set would probably be worth $75 to $125.

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My grandmother gave me the pictured piece of pottery in 1954. I know it is old because it has been in our family since the late 1800s. Impressed on the bottom in a semicircle are the names: “Louwelsa -- Weller -- 626.” The color is a beautiful, shiny cobalt blue glaze that lightens near the clock and flowers. Standing 13 inches tall, the clock keeps good time when wound, and the overall condition is perfect. Could Louwelsa be the name of the piece? What’s its approximate value? Any other information you can provide on this unique piece will be appreciated.

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