Hi Anne :lol:
It would be nice, wouldn't it, if we could all find something as rare as this? But I can tell you (hand on heart) that to find a Rustic Funeral vase (not to mention one with the banding) in the UK is a most unusual event. In fact that is actually the first one I have actually heard of being found in the UK - and I've been collecting and/or researching for 20 or more years now (as well as studying records prior to that). I'm not saying it is the first one to be found here - I'm just saying it's the first one I am aware of.
The Imperial Ripple Funeral does turn up from time to time (but rarely - rarely) and that also is a good find...but not quite as special as this one.
However, take heart. There are other rarities that do turn up in the UK - more often even than in the USA. So you never know...............