antique/vintage asian urn vase

Nov 19, 2020. 21:06 UTC
 Antique/Vintage Asian Urn Vase
Stacey
United States of America

Acquired from
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For sale
Yes
Description

Heavy metal possibly bronze. 15 inches in height with the lid on and 13 without the lid. Approx 9 inches width.

Provenance

Purchased at an estate sale unknown history.

Answered within 5 days
Nov 24, 11:40 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$40 - $60 USD

Insurance Value

$100 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Stacey,

What you have here is a champlevé vase ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champlev%C3%A9 ) made in Japan around 1900. These vases have their inspiration from Chinese objects from Ming period. They are made in Japan though and not in China. These objects are made in great quantity's for export to the west like Europe and USA. Vases were usually made in pairs. I believe your vase is one of a set. Lid and foot are not original and added later to make the vase a lamp foot. Thats sad because I believe now the vase has a drilled hole inside for the cable ? My estimation is for one vase without hole because I do not see it. If there is a hole inside then value will drop with 20% or so.

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