Turquoise ceramic urn? Can anyone help identify this piece & its makers mark? Much Thanks!
Does anyone know anything about this vase?
I am confused by the two different images on the opposite sides.
I know NOTHING about this vase so any info/guesses is very much appreciated.
More pics to follow
Please help me identify this pattern.
I strayed far from my usual and picked up this lovely jar today. It looks like it may have had a lid once. I thought the design and decoration was marvelous, and it's a nice, heavy, sturdy piece. What little I can see in the murky depths leads me to believe that it may have been wheel thrown, and assembled in a couple of sections. Though I know that there is some serious talent out there re. making things look old... this looks, to my untrained eye, to have some genuine wear. I can see where the design (different on both sides) was drawn on in spots, it does have fine crazing, plus glaze flaws. It is 9" high. Oh, please don't tell me it used to have someone's grandma's ashes in it...
I guess I would like to know:
1) What is/was it?
2) Approximate age
3) Keywords I can use to do a little research
4) How long I should cry if I break it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Pics of the two scenes:
OMG, can eBay not leave ANYTHING alone!? Every time I come here, it's different. Had to Google for a link to this category, couldn't figure out how to find it otherwise. ::sigh::
Anyway. I recently purchased a teapot which is out of my usual collecting focus. My research indicates it is "American Belleek", with a mark indicating it was made by Lenox between 1906-1924. I noted that many other teapots with this mark have similar handles and finials, apparently a common design trait. However, I cannot find another one like this. I would like to know if this shape has a name, or belongs to a specific line. The quality is exceptional compared to the Thirties and Forties colorware I usually collect, the only imperfections I can find are a few tiny glaze pops and a glazed over crumb. I was wondering, as most of the other pots I saw are very ornately decorated, if this would have precluded it from being decorated, and designated it as a second, or was it meant to be starkly elegant and simple? I do intend to list this pot to finance my own obsession, so would also be interested in an opinion of what a collector might pay for it (yup, I know book values are worthless!) Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Hope I haven't messed up with these pics, last I knew, eBay auto-resized them if they were too big? Would also appreciate any gentle advice on what for me, is yet another "new format" for these boards.
Here's another mystery mark - Shaw - possible Military teapot? I could use help identifying...