How much is my German Tea set worth?

Hello from Martha Johnson.

This is a very pretty little tea set – 17 pieces (including two lids), 6
cups/saucers (the cups measure 3″ across), a creamer, a lidded sugar
and the pot, also lidded.  There are no chips or cracks.  The bottom of
each piece reads ‘Bavaria, Waldershof, Germany and has a little crown.

AW says: That is an adorable tea set, and it has several things going for it, one is that it’s in an attractive floral print that will appeal to a lot of people. Second, it’s a complete service, and third, it’s in excellent condition.

Circa pre-WWII

Retail value: $150-$200

Wholesale: $50-$95


  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • tea set
  • tea service

What’s it Worth? Appraisal for Dresden Figurine

dresden figuredresden china

 Cornel asks: What can you tell me about this figurine?

AW says: This is a Dresden figurine mid 20th century.

Retail value:

(top price)

Wholesale value:$200
(The mid range price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $125
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Dresden porcelain, Meissen,

Care and storage tips: Don’t expose fine porcelain to extreme temperatures.

How much is this Occupied Japan dinner set worth?


I went to your website and purchased an appraisal.    Attached is a photo of the china set I’d like appraised.   It was my parents’ formal dinner service, purchased in the late ’40s.   There are 12 place settings of the standard pieces.   On the pack of each piece, it is marked “Made in Occupied Japan”.


AW says: That’s a beautiful set Dan. As you may know, at the end of WWII  until 1952, Japan was occupied by the US and it’s allied forces.  During this time, anything manufactured for export would likely be stamped: “Made in Occupied Japan” Dinner sets and pieces are fairly common, and among the most sought after pieces are figurines and novelty items. That said, a dinner service for twelve is a fine thing to have. 

The paint around the edges is often referred to as “gold gilt” and the set is very likely to be hand painted.

Retail price for the set: $350-$425 (Getting a good retail price these days can be difficult for a large china set, and many times people piece out sets and sell the individual pieces on eBay to achieve a better total)

Wholesale: $95 – $150


  • Occupied Japan
  • Dinner service
  • hand painted china