English copper and brass pitchers: what to charge?
I am taking some pieces in a few days to a consignment shop that sells antiques, furniture, and home decor. Most pieces they carry are very good quality; the manager has to approve and set prices. They carry items for 3 months only, at which time you have to retrieve them if unsold. Proceeds are a 50-50 split.
I have had this set of 3 copper and brass pitchers for 20 years; they came from the antique store of a friend of my parents, when they were retiring. It was my understanding at the time that they were "really" old, but I don't recall what the definition of that was. Each one is stamped on the bottom, "Made in England."
I have not polished them (I don't know if I should). I have not displayed them for a few years, so I might as well sell them. If they are valuable, though, I don't want to have them be under priced. If the manager decides to price the set, at, say, $ 25, then I wouldn't give these to them. But I don't know what is reasonable for them to charge, that I should be happy with.
Can anyone tell me something about these? Thanks!