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Offline ckscot

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Can anyone give me any info on this vase, please?  I thought I had seen something similar on a previous thread but now I can't find it.  I had assumed it was modern and worthless (it's not my style at all) but maybe someone out there knows better.....  It's 8.25" high and just over 3" in diameter. The rim and base are painted a reddish brown colour.  There are no identifying marks anywhere.  Sorry the image isn't too sharp. Thanks.
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 09:30:59 PM »
part of a set of three called a "chest set"- for use atop cabinets. Made and decorated in Bohemia around 1880-1900, usually quite crude.  For some reason these are not collected much.
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 09:45:21 PM »
Thanks for that info Ivo.  It is certainly fairly crudely decorated, so it fits your description, but I'm surprised (and delighted) it  could be as old as that, since the glass is quite thin and feels easily breakable.  I suppose someone must have loved/valued it a lot to safeguard it for over 100 years.
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 06:45:18 AM »
Actually many of these handpainted vases do sell on ebay. The bigger and the better, the higher the price of course and a proper pair (i.e., mirror images) is even better. If you have a UV light check it to see if it glows bright green; if so, that adds desirability. Not sure about the term chess set, I would have said garniture set.


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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 07:51:20 AM »
I had one of those but it got thrown out by mistake. :)
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 07:55:44 AM »
Hi Christine,

"Chest set" is a translation from Dutch to English for the term used here, which is "Kaststel." It is one of those words that it difficult to translate. I even know the English word for it, but couldn't for the life of me remember as it is a term that I haven't used for a very long time, and I have only seen the Dutch word being used for the last 7 years. There are plenty for sale over here, mostly pottery/porcelain.  :)
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 08:23:45 AM »
Oh dear Tiger, that was a nice one! :(
Thanks Della, the word will reappear. Not console set?


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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 09:50:29 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions about the name.  For what it's worth, I checked on Ebay and found 22 entries for garniture set (although most of them seemed to involve candlesticks), 9 entries for console set (all involving vases) and, sadly, none for chest set.  So garniture set wins the popular vote, but console set seems to fit my vase better.  So I'll give it a go on Ebay sometime and see how i get on.
Thanks, Iain
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 10:26:27 PM »
I thought garniture applied to a set of which straddled a clock.

Console set is a US term
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Re: id help please, for opaque blue vase with handpainted flowers
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 08:48:11 AM »
I've had a rummage about this morning and, according to my Miller's Collecting Blue and White China book a garniture is "a set of usually three vases or urns for decoration".  But I had another look on Ebay and most of the garniture sets there DO include clocks (- although few of them look like the items I found last night!)  And yes, all the console sets on Ebay are American.
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