do you know what this is

darkjesus36July 22, 2012

i am not sure but i bought this at a garage sale and thought it was cool and antique,so if you have any idea what it is please let me know.it is a small copper vase with the luchon coat of arms and two four leaf clovers on it. look close and see the detail in this piece.

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chibimimi

Luchon in France is a spa with thermal baths. This could have been either something to use in the baths or a souvenir. The water fountain on the crest would tie in with this ... but the shamrocks have me stumped!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 6:52PM
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lindac

It's a souvenir of someone's trip to France.....how big is it what does the bottom look like.
Doesn't look "antique" to me at all....just sort of vintage.

Maybe you could romance it and say it was a litle thing Lance Armstrong picked up when he did his first Tour de France.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 6:53PM
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calliope

Those aren't shamrocks but clover, seen in vast expanses of this area. Forage for herds.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:45PM
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sunnyca_gw

4 leaf clover too, for good luck! Clover where I'm from was 3 leaved but we often found 1 with 4 leaves & pressed it in a book & when "dry" displayed it in our rooms or on corner of pic frame inside with the photo of someone we liked.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 9:12PM
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darkjesus36

here is another pic of the copper vase so tell me what you think now.it is about 4 1/4 inches or so tall with about 3 or so in width around base and about 1 1/4 inch opening at top.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 12:51AM
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lindac

What does the bottom look like? any sign it was ever part of something else?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:56AM
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calliope

I think Linda pegged it accurately straight off the bat. It's simply a souvenir, maybe vintage, not antique and of very modest value.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 11:13AM
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darkjesus36

yes it was part of a set of some kind and her daughter had the other pieces she thinks.the bottom has no stamps or marks of any kind.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 2:59AM
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