2 headed vessel

May 26, 2021. 00:34 UTC
2 headed vessel
United States of America


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This is a 2 headed vessel. It has a clear glaze over it but the glaze looks a bit iridescent. One face is normal one face is black. Inside the neck there is a marking. Maybe initials or design. Hard to see. Very old.


My grandmother picked it up in another country traveling. Gave it to my mom when I was little so at least 40 years ago. Grandma didn't remember what country she got it in.

Answered within 3 days
May 28, 14:20 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kali,

Thank you for your help and patience. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a sculptural ceramic vessel. The vase has the shape of two heads or faces which differ in the color of their hair and skin and in their facial features. The anatomy is stylized and the complexity of the structure of this vessel suggests an academic student of pottery. Besides the modulation of the material clay, the multicolor glaze is added in a professional manner. The style indicates a dating in the last third of the 20th century and that it could be made in Italy. The piece is signed with the monogram H. Sadly no further information regarding the biography of this artist is mentioned in reference books or similar databases.
Works by this artist were recently not offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 250 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Kali bates May 28, 16:02 UTC

2 pics of bottom and one of the top. The inside k of the up is black glaze

Kali bates May 30, 23:05 UTC

Are you still working on this appraisal?

Kali bates Jun 04, 18:48 UTC

Ummm this is taking forever

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