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Cong Vase, 2 questions
Hi all, I have two questions: was this originally made as a vase or a lamp? What is the age, Republic Period? Sorry, I didn’t clean it yet.
A nice Republic vase. Probably before 1920. I think it was made to be a lamp. Peter once said there was a strong demand for vase lamps in that time. But it will also look good if you remove the fittings.
Interesting. Even with the Made n China sticker?
I think the sticker was put on when the lamp was assembled in the West. Probably in the 1920s. Many vases were imported in that time and converted into lamps, however I have the feeling that with the model no. on the sticker this one was meant to be a lamp from the beginning.
The mark 'CHINA' was required on all exports (to the USA) under the McKinley Act from about 1890-1920. From 1921 the term 'Made in China' was required. Unfortunately there is no fast rule as either was in extensive use from about 1920 till today with a mixed usage of both wordings. A large number of new vases or congs being made today bear either mark with a hole in the base. Trying to pass them as republic period wares.
My feeling is that your cong vase is highly probable Republic period and dates from about 1920-1949. The sticker used was very commonly used during the Republic period through to the 1960's-70's. It's possible that your vase was made in say 1920 but was not exported until a few years later with a sticker.
As too whether it was actually made as a lamp or later converted into one is difficult to determine by the pictures. Most congs and vases made in the China during the 1920's were converted into lamps. This was due to the lack of said available in the USA at the time. My feeling based on your pictures suggests to me that yours was converted. I also feel that part of the fitting at the top have been replaced much later for whatever reason.
One way of determining either way is to carefully examine the drill hole using a loupe. If you can clearly see drill marks then it's obvious that it's been drilled rather than formed with a hole at its inception.
Thank you Birgit and Mark for all the information. The hole was definitely drilled.
I have read that if it was made as a lamp, ie drilled ready, the sides of the hole would probably be glazed.
There is a little bit of fritting from the bit around the hole, so I believe it’s a post production hole. Plus, no glaze. Thanks Julia.
This stand came with the lamp. Do you think it’s original? Fits perfectly. It’s about 1” tall. And since it’s been drilled for the lamp, would you sell it with the vase? Or does the drilling take away from the value of the lamp in people’s minds?
It's difficult to determine by the pictures whether the stand is original or not. I am swayed in the direction of yes it is. I am unsure what type of wood it is also.
If you were going to sell I would sell it as it is. That means all included etc. In my opinion the drilled hole etc does detract from the value.
Still its a very attractive looking cong/vase that is in good condition despite the hole.
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