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Unique italian vase

Posted by uniquevase (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 1, 14 at 17:56

Hi, I have a very unique looking Italian vase. It has handmade pottery fruit and leaves added to the outside so it protrudes out from the vase. Took it to an antique dealer and they had never seen one before. We also could not find this or the markings on the bottom in our antique pottery books. Measures 9 inches tall. 1933 or 1935 is written along the edge of the base. There are other markings on the bottom. Please let me know if you'd like to see additional pictures. If anyone has seen this work before and knows a little bit about it please tell me about it. It is a very mysterious and interesting piece to me.

Thank you very much!

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RE: Unique italian vase

It seems to be a Majolica vase. Does it have markings on the bottom? Do you have any idea of age? I may be wrong, so look up Majolica vase with raised fruit online. You can also read information about Majolica.

Here is a link that might be useful: Majolica

RE: Unique italian vase

When I asked about the age, I wondered if it has been in your family for a long time, or was a recent acquisition. The 1935 may also be a pattern number instead of the year. Here is some more information for you on Majolica. If the 1935 mark is truly representing the year it was made, it is probably a reproduction or "art" pottery.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia

RE: Unique italian vase

You might also look into Capodimonte pottery, which is more 3D (as yours is) in the decoration than Majolica tends to be IME.

RE: Unique italian vase

We saw many new vases, like yours, while touring Italy recently.

Here is one currently on Ebay. The prices in Italy were a bit higher, but nothing extravagantly higher. ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: Ebay vase

RE: Unique italian vase

Thank you for everyone's input. I will be checking all of these out! I have included a photo of the bottom just incase anyone recognizes the markings.

Thanks again!!!!!!

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