Question: How do I know if my vase is antique?

Coarseness along the mold mark, crackling or bubbles in glass, asymmetry of shape and a strong luster or iridescence are a few telltale signs that your vase is the real deal instead of a reproduction or forgery.

Are old vases worth anything?

Finding Antique Vases Values Of all the categories of antiques, vases values often have the widest range. While ancient vases from Greek and Roman civilizations may sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, a McCoy Pottery vase from the Depression era could sell for less than fifty dollars.

What is my vase made of?

It can be made from a number of materials, such as ceramics, glass, non-rusting metals, such as aluminium, brass, bronze, or stainless steel. Even wood has been used to make vases, either by using tree species that naturally resist rot, such as teak, or by applying a protective coating to conventional wood or plastic.

What is a Nippon mark on a vase?

Nippon basically means “made in Japan.” When you see a “Nippon” mark on the underside of a base of a piece of ceramic, you know that you have a piece that was made in Japan.

How do you know if a vase is valuable?

Look for a mark on the bottom of the vase. Marks may reflect the name of the company that made the vase, as well as the name of its designer. When the vase has a company name and an artists name, it may be worth more than if it simply has a company name. Marks may be inked, painted or engraved into the bottom.

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