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Value of Ceramic Vases?

September 16, 2019

Is This a Majolica Vase? - globe shaped vase that looks a bit like a round corn cob with white kernels, purple covering from top down and around the entire backWe 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.

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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.

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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.

en.wikipedia.org/.../Majolica


janvierroad.wordpress.com/.../

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.

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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.

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Hope you find out about your vase.

So many interesting articles and pictures!

www.realorrepro.com/.../Majolica-Reproductions

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March 15, 2021

How old is this pottery vase and how much is it worth? It is signed on the bottom.

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Not sure the age. Perhaps this blogger can help you determine the artist and when he/she produced.

Safi is the place in Morocco where it was made, not the maker.

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It is very pretty On eBay they go from 5.99 up to 89.99 (sold prices, not asking).

Perhaps the blogger can help you with value also, although they may refer you back to eBay sold prices--which is the only way I value items when I resell.

If the blogger can't help value it, start high, like $250 or $300 and take best offer! Or, run it as a 7 day Sunday to Sunday auction and let the market dictate the final value.

Just be sure if you sell this lovely online that it is boxed carefully. This is a must do double box with at least 2 inches all the way around each boxing so nothing touches the sides. Use pool noodles or packing peanuts, and make sure they go in the vessel also.

It is critical to mailing success to pack well!!

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This type vase is very common and it is being listed for sale under different descriptions and different ages/dates so probably everyone is more or less 'guessing' at age.

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It is Moroccan (Safi - city) and the signature is just one of the artist that worked for the factory that produced the vases. These factories usually employed large numbers of 'artists' that made very similar designs using whatever 'colors' were being used that day/week.

Since there are so many closely similar vases (lots in better condition than yours) I would say trying to sell for even $45 will be a challenge. From research, it appears these are very slow sellers.

Here is a very similar vase - same vase posted on 2 sites.
www.ebay.co.uk/.../124602485555?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid...
www.etsy.com/.../moroccan-serghini-safi-studio-art...

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October 29, 2020

Hello, everyone. Maybe someone can help me. I could not find online any website to price this vase. Thank you

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I did find some on eBay that the neck of the vase is different than yours. However, this can give you an idea about how much other people are asking for a similar vase to yours. Prices are starting right around 100 pounds and going up to 436 pounds. Most of the vases that are very similar to yours are ranging from 100-149 pounds. These are the asking prices for the vase and not the price the vase has sold at. Here is the page of vases on eBay that you can take a look at to determine how much you'd like to list your vase at. www.ebay.co.uk/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524...

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Schwarzburg- well known for there very beautiful china and hand painted Vases. Highly desirable once appraised to be authentic, holds it's value if marketed from the right vendor. You could sell yourself, through eBay, Etsy, Auction houses , bid process . This link shows Schwarzbburg Vases and asking prices at a auction company, to help you decide which way to go, most asking prices are in the $100's - www.liveauctioneers.com/.../9452644_1-royal-schwarzburg-porcelain...

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I believe your vase is broken and that the top had a fluted gold rim to it.

Can you have someone check it out in person and verify this? I have never seen one with a flat top like yours.

If that is the case, the value is nearly zero as there are a huge number of pristine vases and other pieces by this brand online.

Pristine pieces by this maker can sell in the $$50-150 range, but they are long on the market--meaning they can sit for years until the right person comes along for them.

Post back what the top looks like or let us know what a reputable vintage dealer says about your piece!

Thanks for sharing!

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December 3, 2021

Hiya, I have this really big vase about (47 cm high) and I'm wanting to sell it but I can't find any information on this vase. I believe it says English Mane Titan at the bottom but I still can't find it.

I wanted to see how much it is worth and find out some history about the item like when it was made? If anyone could be of help I would be really grateful, thank you!

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June 12, 2020

I bought this trough vase, but would like to know the maker. I can't find it on the internet.

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This looks very much like a cermic mold that people did back in the 80s or so. They use to offer cerminic classes and people could pour their own molds or buy a mold that was already poured to paint and fire for their home. I use to take my grandma to her class and saw a lot of these molds just like this in the class. The number on the bottom of the item is the mold number. People could use their own liquid clay and pour the mold or the class would do it for them.

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The T-133 is the style of marks that some mold makers used but most of the popular mold companies also had their name with a number. The T may stand for the name but I've not found anything showing this.

Looks like pretty elaborate design that I've never seen on handmade pottery - and - it looks like it may have a gold rim? If so, that would be very unusual for a handmade piece.

You will probably never find an exact match but you might ask your question on some of the vintage pottery forums.
You will need sever pictures - front - bottom - top/inside and measurements.

www.20thcenturyforum.com/

eBay member:
community.ebay.com/.../275

www.facebook.com/.../

Hope you can find the ID - let us know.

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February 22, 2022

I would like to know the value of these vases please

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May 11, 2020

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?

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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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February 19, 2020

Hi all, I am loving this site as I am going through a load of stuff that has been in storage, mostly antique and getting some great responses on here.Identifying Asian Ceramic Vases - three legged vase with dog handles

 

I have two of these vases (no lids if there are meant to be any) and the only marking on them is in one of the pictures.

I am not really sure if I want to keep them or not so if anyone can enlighten me as to what they are and any idea of approximate value I would grateful. Thank you

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February 19, 20200 found this helpful

this image seems to me to be in the style of Satsuma pottery, but I am not an expert and have no real way of knowing whether it's original or facsimile

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June 21, 2021

Can anyone give me any info on this? What it says? Bought this in Portland for a few bucks cuz I liked the colors. Very iridescent.

Two of the cranes are a darker color. Came with the box. No chips or cracks. Thanks for any and all help.

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