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Republican period vase or
Chamberlain antiques have this pretty vase currently on offer via eBay.
It's described as first half of the 20th century and is 15.5" in height.
It's got a very unusual marking on the base. As in Mark is surrounded by gold bat's.
It's really nice example but it's not republican imo. Its at earliest highly probable to be from the late 1950's
Currently at $1525 usd with about four days to go!
From watersilkdragon website:
I have a lamped vase with that black chandelier painting on it. I found it suspect when the dealer told me it was Republican, but I bought it anyway. Looks nice.
This is a picture of it.
It's in extremely...."fresh" condition.
Yeah, I bought this for myself. Not for resale.
Chamberlains vase might be from the 1950s. The chandelier pattern is very elaborate and handpainted. Later these patterns were printed or stamped.
Can‘t say anything about your vase Russell, better pictures would be needed.
@rahawkins Sorry, still difficult to see because the pictures don’t enlarge and are taken from above. The hanging border could be hand painted so 1950s might be a possibility.
@rahawkins Attractive lamp, the rather tropical Asian scene going around the brass base is also interesting. Those black pendant trimmed vases always remind me of Masterpiece Mystery Edward Gorey illustrations. Did you replace the shantung shade or the previous owner and they never removed the outer dust cover on the shade? I would guess sixties/seventies from the brass base, could stretch to the fifties but that dust cover on the shade is throwing me off.
I think the lamping was done by the shop owner. The retailer had a different vase that was done in the same manner. It also has a resin finial made to look like jade. Some of the older ones use real jade.
Yeah, I still thought this is something that started in the 1950s. The price on this one above is friendlier. It is also PROC.
The seller, however, is saying that the style was originally popularized in the 1930s:
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