Value of Ceramic Vases

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We found this vase. I can't find anything like it. It's definitely majolica like and has a raised seal at the bottom. Any advice or knowledge would help.



September 16, 20190 found this helpful
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Majolica is one of those things that only a true expert can tell you.


I doubt anyone on this site has that expertise, but I could be wrong. I have been a re-seller for many years and I still defer review of this type of item to a pro.

Why? Because first a true real, original Majolica is from the 15th (or 16th) century and those are in museums so I am doubting I would ever (in my life time) see one outside of a museum.

Second, many countries have their version of this style of glassware and unless you bought it new and know the history, it is so challenging to figure out what you have--either in maker or year.

Third, I have seen "Majolica" like pieces in the dollar store because everyone loves this lovely style and offers their own take on it.

That said there are marks that are true, marks that are misleading and marks that are downright fraudulent. They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and in glassware the makers take to heart!


Here is a wiki and a nice article.

My best guidance is to take it to a reputable dealer who specializes in glassware and get their take on what you have and the value in your town.

Please post back with what you learn!! It is a lovely piece and I would love to learn more! Thanks for sharing!!!

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September 16, 20191 found this helpful
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Actually Majolica is described as a 'type/style of pottery' and has been made in several countries;
England, France, Portugal, Germany and of course China.
It is usually said that China has made most of the reproductions seen today.

In all research that I've done in the past, I have never seen a 'raised' mark like this on Majolica (but I'm only an interested researcher and certainly know very little about Majolica). It appears the true Majolica will have indented markings or no markings at all.


Hope you find out about your vase.

So many interesting articles and pictures!

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I haven't been able to find much information on either of these vases. Can anyone tell if they have any value what so ever?


May 11, 20200 found this helpful
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I found your exact vase listed on Esty for $9.99. The resale value of these vases is extremely low and not a lot of people are interested in buying them.


There are several other pieces by the same maker on Esty that are listed for under $40.

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