Sunday, 8 November 2009

Very large Dove handled vase

Made in a variety of sizes this vase is hard to find. This example is particularly unusual both for its size and age. It is an early example, dating form the 1930s with a hand incised 238 shape number. The impressed Poole England mark is found on the base along with the word 'shagreen' in black stencil.

It measures 15 inches from base to rim and the other proportions match. At its widest point the circumference measures approximately 36 inches! It is very heavy too. A rare show piece.

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