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A Raku Vessel by Kate and Willie Jacobson

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Kate and Willie Jacobson
“Round Vessel”
In 2009 it was appraised for $1300.

A Raku Vessel by Kate and Willie Jacobson


This is a professional appraisal report for provided upon request. It contains a detailed description and evaluation of your . This document also includes information about how to sell your item and about the valuation method we’ve used. Keep in mind that the appraisal value is only applicable to this particular unit and should NOT be understood as a general valuation of . It is very important to understand this, as values can range from 100 to 100K depending on subtle details.

This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the you own, whether it is furniture, china, glassware, or other types of antique or collectible items. The information provided will help you to understand your piece and its value. It also provides an appraisal value in US dollars, as well as how to sell it. This report is not intended to encourage you to sell your antique; rather it aims to provide information on your antique’s value so that you know what steps to take if you do wish to sell.

Description and history of

This is a circa late 20th Century

Kate and Willie Jacobson
“Round Vessel”


This is a Raku Japanese vase made by Kate and Willie Jacobson. You can see a similar Raku vase in the picture below:

Raku ceramic vessels are beautiful and unique pieces of art. Raku is a Japanese word that means “enjoyment” or “ease.” Raku ceramics are handmade using a special clay that is fired at a lower temperature than other types of pottery. This firing process allows theRaku clay to retain its original color, making each piece truly one-of-a-kind. Raku vessels are typically small in size, making them perfect for use as vases or bowls. The beauty of Raku ceramic vessels lies in their simplicity; each piece is an elegant work of art that is meant to be enjoyed. Thanks to their unique appearance, Raku ceramic vessels make a great addition to any home.


The provenance is perfectly proven; the artist’s name has been identified, and there is no doubt they are the artists of this piece.

Over 40 years have passed since Kate and Will Jacobson first worked together as artists. Our outdoor studio in Hawaii is surrounded by a profusion of tropical flora on a one-lane country road. We have a beautiful view of the ocean, and our artwork reflects the contrast between a serene, natural setting and the dramatic imagery of surf, lava, and starry skies.

The idea of residing at the Pacific Rim’s geographic center serves as the inspiration for our current work. Hawaii is a highly natural island with trembling blue vistas, lava rivers that move gently, and night skies filled with stars. The ferocious might and delicate fragility of life are constantly recognized and revered. You can see a peek of our world filled with wonder and awe when you look at our work. We aim to spread awareness of the beauty and power of the ocean that surrounds, nurtures, and unites us all as well as to celebrate it in light of mounting evidence of how climate change may affect island cultures.

We are widely acknowledged as developing Naked Raku first. This method of burning brings out the natural, unvarnished beauty of clay. Mica Infusion, another cutting-edge technique we are renowned for, uses colorful mica and terra sigilatta to produce the glistening brilliance of our surfaces. Our work has received various honors, been featured in international exhibitions, and it is held in a variety of corporate, individual, and public collections.


The age of the vase is circa the late 20th century.


Raku Japanese Ceremonial Vase in typical Raku style.

Appraisal Value ($)


Appraisal Report made by:

Andrés Gómez

BSc, MSc, Expert Art Appraiser

10+ years of experience in online antique and collectible appraisals.
100k+ Customers Served.
Antique Store Owner.
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How to sell it

Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. Selling can take a lot of time. Be patient, but also make sure that the price you are asking for is the right one for your pieces of art. Consider the following tips on how to sell antiques and collectibles online: These tips will help maximize the price of your antique or collectible.

I would recommend selling it online. There are many ways to do this. For instance, Post an ad on Craigslist. Use eBay to sell antiques online. Post a listing on the Etsy marketplace. Sell with direct messages using Instagram. You can create a website using Squarespace or WordPress. Use Shopify to sell via a website, POS and social channels. List your items on, Facebook Marketplaces, or Amazon Marketplaces. If you don’t have time, I would recommend starting with Facebook, Etsy, and Amazon.

The key to selling antiques online is to let potential customers know that you know what you are talking about. It’s much more difficult to sell something when the potential buyer can’t be sure it’s authentic. Sellers should use a well thought out descriptive guide like this one. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through classified ads. If a buyer asks for more information, giving them some valuable facts well ahead of time will get you more sales because your reputation will increase and real customers are the ones who ask for more details.

In order to sell your antiques online, you will need to create a profile on the relevant forum (Etsy, Amazon, and FB). Make sure you add a high-resolution image of the product (include at least 3 detailed photos) and add some text. The text should be informative and straight to the point; nothing fancy or fluffy.

Asking price is a big factor in selling your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chipped paint), you are unlikely to get many bids. If the asking price is too low, it will cost you money for repairs, shipping, and insurance. As a general rule, I would recommend setting an asking price that is 80% of the value of this report, so you will make the listing attractive from the beginning.

About the valuation method

This is a detailed report of the value of your piece. To determine the value, the appraiser has considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer.

That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.

To get an accurate valuation of your antique piece, I considered the following: description, condition, and possible precious metal content. History, age, provenance, and the importance it has played in history are also considered. A crucial interest is a collector’s willingness to buy this piece. While some antiques are really collectible, others are really difficult to sell, and hence their value decreases.

Antiques can be a good investment. A piece’s year of manufacture, condition, rarity, and history can all influence an antique’s value.Antiques, when bought wisely and carefully, can provide many good years, even decades, of enjoyment before their value appreciates significantly. Antique furniture, paintings, prints, and maps are not only useful works of art but also tangible assets. Their value in the market increases every year, making them great long-term investments for people who want to diversify their assets.

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