Pair of vases

May 15, 23:29 UTC
Pair of Vases Item images 2f1526496970449 uidlzwqdi5 648123246e9a0d4b3620bbe838af717a 2fimg20180517041748 Item images 2f1526497040483 9bpoiwozi39 648123246e9a0d4b3620bbe838af717a 2fimg20180517041645 Item images 2f1526497119287 rmx9mocimhb 648123246e9a0d4b3620bbe838af717a 2fimg20180517041723

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Each case is porcelane? China? H 15" W 10" 380mm X 250"


Passed down from parents, grandparents, not sure if further back?

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$100 - $200 (Australian Dollar)
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May 17, 12:33 UTC
By Erin-Marie Wallace

Dear Norm,

Thank you for submitting images of your family's lovely pair of vases. These are British and were made by Sherlock, Smith & Co., of Longton, England who was producing ceramic wares in the early 20th century. They are made in the style of French 18th century Rococo style but actually made c. 1900.

The impressed 'MONARCH' on the base likely refers to the shape of the moulds which are rather decorative and complex. It is made from a fine, white stoneware clay which is white, but not porcelain. The roses appear to be transfer-ware prints with hand-painted details or they may be fully hand-painted, I would need a closer image to be able to tell you with certainty and the gilding is applied by hand.

Assuming these are hand-painted and free of chips, cracks and restorations they are comparable to similar pairs which have sold at auction for between $100AUD - $200USD. Thank you for your submission and if you have any follow-up questions, I am available.



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