Nancy Prentiss Fine China
Nancy Prentiss Fine China is porcelain tableware produced by the American manufacturer Nancy Prentiss.
History & Description
Nancy Prentiss is an American pottery manufacturing company that specialises in fine china dinnerware.
Based in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, the company produces a range of fine china items, including saucers, mugs, teapots, jugs, plates, glassware and cutlery and cooking utensils.
Some of the most well-known lines of Nancy Prentiss fine china include Foxhall, Silver Sonnet, Rosa Mundi, Pastella, Golden Ring and Morland Rose.
Guide for collectors
Instances of Nancy Prentiss fine china are relatively uncommon at national auction houses. However, internet bidding sites, such as eBay, regularly advertise Nancy Prentiss fine china. Prices are invariably determined by the size of the lot. Those that feature the most items of fine china usually fetch the highest prices. In addition, any scratches, cracks or dents can decrease an item’s value considerably.
Although Nancy Prentiss created a large number of different fine china lines, the most valuable and sought after line of Nancy Prentiss fine china is the Skyridge range, which was created in 1962.
Notable auction sales
On May 5th 2008 at O’Gallerie in Portland, Oregon, a ninety-five piece fine china Skyridge set, made by Nancy Prentiss, circa 1962, realised a price of $450.
On January 23rd 2005 at Dargate Auction Galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a fifty-nine piece fine china Skyridge set, made by Nancy Prentiss, circa 1962, realised a price of $275.
On April 5th 2009 at Leonard Auction, Inc. in Addison, Illinois, a forty-nine piece china Skyridge set, made by Nancy Prentiss, circa 1962, realised a price of $150.
On April 2nd 2012, a large fine china Skyridge set, made by Nancy Prentiss, circa 1962, was sold on eBay for a realised price of $345.
On March 9th 2012, a five piece fine china Skyridge set, made by Nancy Prentiss, circa 1962, was sold on eBay for $89.95.
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