Blue and white prunus balaster form vase

Jan 13, 2021. 11:26 UTC
Blue and White Prunus Balaster Form Vase
United States of America

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The vase is a 12.5 inch tall ceramic piece in cobalt blue. It is in excellent condition. It has a hallmark underneath. I purchased this at a neighborhood antique store. It is in excellent vintage condition.


unknown Hello Delia: I am uploading a link and a couple of pictures for your review of a vase similar to mine that is on ebay. They seem to share the same mark. I just want to be sure we are not missing anything. The vase is much larger than mine -- 18 inches compared to 12.5 inches. And of course, the seller can say anything, but please let me know if you think these are the same. I looked at the mark and they seem to be the same, as far as I can tell. Thank you.

Answered within about 1 hour
Jan 13, 12:30 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Chinese blue and white prunus decorated baluster vase
Zhongguo period (circa 1960-70), Jingdezhen Zhi marks
Of baluster form with cobalt blue ground and profuse white prunus decoration, marked underneath with "Zhongguo Jingdezhen Zhi" underglaze blue marks.
12 1/2 inches tall
CONDITION: client reports this to be in excellent condition
PROVENANCE: purchased from a local antique store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Rhonda guess Jan 15, 02:48 UTC

Delia: Here is the link to the similar vase or what appears to be similar:

Delia Jan 15, 11:45 UTC

Hi Rhonda,
Yes, that's the same mark. It's mind-boggling to me what some people will post and seems that eBay is turning into more of a retail site. Once an item sells they take the price down and don't disclose what things sell for, and I can't see how long this item has been posted online.
In reading the notes, they said that a 1stDibs dealer sold one with an asking price of $3,000 "almost immediately"...that's also a retail site that usually doesn't disclose what things sold for.
All that said, I can see increasing the value I gave on this a little bit, to $400-600 but would really hesitate to go any higher.

Rhonda guess Jan 15, 13:13 UTC

Hello Delia:
Yes, ebay is wild. I just thought if the marks were the same, I might see if you thought it was prudent to increase the value. I am going to watch that item. Thanks for the adjustment.

Delia Jan 15, 13:22 UTC

Anytime. Chinese buyers are really watching and trying to buy stuff and pushing the prices of things up but I'd be cautious; lots of auction houses who sell to Asian buyers are reporting a higher than usual occurrence to failure to pay.

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