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A little Bit Irish
Found this seller on Ebay. All their listings are questionable as to age and authenticity but they don't claim any of their stuff to be old so no crime here. I have two small Irish Belleek vases fairly similar to the one I have posted. I am a little familiar with Dehua type wares but have never seen an original old reticulated vase quite like the one below. Did they actually make wares like this in China or is this just some fantasy or are they trying to imitate a European style. Would say they have a way to go before they could fool a Belleek collector the base is all wrong and the detail is not so fine. Anyway they are offering free postage so have left a bid of $5.00 just out of curiosity. I am sure I will be out bid most likely at the last moment by one of those mysterious cloak and dagger bidders.
Just posted out of interest don't think the seller is trying to fool anybody so not really a faker or copyist.
I had a teacup with saucer in exactly the same design. They are modern Chinese items, hand made to a certain degree, and therefore not cheap. Bought mine at AliExpress, if you search them for „knitted cup“ you should find it. I never saw it as a vase before.
What the China based Ebay seller says about it is correct, he doesn’t say it’s old. If you like the style and can get it cheap you are lucky.
It does look lovely all the same, not quite a Belleek 🙂 .
I wont disagree with Julie that regardless of how it is made it requires a complicated process but i wonder if it was also moulded by hand, I was watching a documentary mainly about Sevres porcelain of the 18th century, and it focuses on the great Ship vase which was one of the most complicated tasks have ever undertaken.
However Serves today in modern times now recreate many of these items including this ship vase, and they now use moulds to make the ship vase.
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