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Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Posted by basiit (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 28, 12 at 17:44

Found this metal vase when i was cleaning out my 98 year old Grandmas attic, unfortunately she has stage 7 dementia and there is no hope of her telling me where the vase came from! nor is there anyone in the family i can ask as they have never seen it before.

It could quite possibly be nothing but it would be nice to know.

Pictures here:
http://i47.tinypic.com/dnd46h.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/5d7bev.jpg

possible cross mark on bottem?

http://i50.tinypic.com/19krid.jpg

It weighs approx about 1KG


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Looks like turned brass to me. It's nice.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brass vase/urn


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Just my opinion, but it looks like urns used for cremated remains, or urns used on headstones, to hold flowers. Many of those pieces disappeared from cemeteries when thieves started taking them to scrapyards. Maybe it was removed from a grave site for safe-keeping. I hope that suggestion isn't offensive.


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

I don't think it's a funerary urn....they had a different sort of top usually.
What does the bottom look like? There appears to be a dent on one side? What's that? how big it is....how thick? Is it spun or cast?
It's not new that's for sure!
Linda C


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Reminds me of my grandfather's spittoon.


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

LOL! He must have had good aim, colleen!


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Guess he did...


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

The kids in the class I taught used soda cans as spittoons. They did have to get pretty close. Maybe they weren't supposed to be chewing in class and that's why the subtle cans...


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RE: Old metal vase? Possibly antique? what does this mark mean?

Not configured like a spittoon....
As I said....he would need very good aim!

Here is a link that might be useful: Spittoon.


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