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Posted 5 months ago

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Vintagefran
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Hi all,
Updated this to include this gentleman.
When i saw him i thought he'd make a great companion to the lady. Unfortunately he's a bit bigger.
On the whole i think i prefer the woman, damage & all, but the lids a nice touch on him.
The lady has a hole in the bottom inside edge of the bowl for the incense to escape.
Neither have a base.
I'm not sure if both are likely from Vantines.

Any opinions welcome.

Thank you

Mystery Solved

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  1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the love V
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Thanks Karen & Toolate2:)
  3. jwendell222, 5 months ago
    Hi Fran, not geisha, but Chinese. Appears to be bronzed rather than painted. Check base with a magnifier for 'Vantines' and a number. Regards, Jim
  4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Hi Jim. Nope, I've looked all over with my camera and can't find anything, but there is a nasty almost 1cm long hole near her feet where i guess it could've been, though it be a coincidence the hole would be right where the writing was. I had a look at other Vantines, seems they make insencse burners, so can understand why you think she could be a Vantines
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    I've inc. some pictures of the back & underneath. I have searched every inch of it but damned if i can find any marks!
  6. jwendell222, 5 months ago
    Hi Fran, it's made so much in the style of Vantine's, that would be my guess. They may have sold some without marking, can't tell for sure. A lot of their burners and other art was nouveau, as are two that I have. They were active in the period and closed sometime around or shortly after 1950. Best wishes, Jim
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Thanks Jim, thats fantasic. I must agree this looks very like other Vantines, its a shame there's no marks.
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Vantines
    http://vantines.net/index.html
  9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    I love these incense burners, no wonder people collect them, they're gorgeous little things. Ahh and who here wouldn't want to buy Everything in Vantines 'interior veiws' ?!! I know i would:)
  10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    This ones in two parts, with the hollow flowers looking very like the hollow here. I wonder if she once knelt on something, which would have said Vantines.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-VANTINE-VANTINES-Incense-Burner-FLOWER-GIRL-WITH-BASKET-OF-ROSES-No-1280-/390691850751
    For some reason the link isn't showing it with the flowers off but it looked just like this one inside.
  11. jwendell222, 5 months ago
    Actually the last picture in the second row does show it with the flowers off.
    The Buddha that I have is seated on a separate base where the incense is burned. He has a round basket om either side with a hole at the top for the smoke to come out. The Buddha part is not marked so if the base was lost there would be no way to tell it's Vantines. The standing lady is holding a bowl, somewhat like yours, but flatter. The incense is burned in the bowl. Now, question: you have mentioned a hole in the bottom of your bowl. I don't see it. Is the hole connected to the inside of the figure? If so, you're missing a base on which the incense would be burned, like my Buddha. Hope I'm making sense here, Jim
  12. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Lol. I didn't realise the linked pics scroll down as well as across.
  13. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Thanks Jim. Perfect sense:) Aren't the insides alike, almost identical. The bottom inside edge of the bowl she's holding has a large (deliberate) hole in it for the smoke to come out of, held to the light and look down inside the bowl & you see it clearly. I've inc. a photo. My guess is she once had a base like your Buddha:)
  14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Thanks for the loves WS, A-nj,Sean,Phil,rhinoman & Elaine:)
  15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    And thank u jim for all your help, its been very interesting. Agree with you totally about the base, it makes perfect sense that she'd come with a base for the incense, where else would you put it.
  16. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Any opinions on this gentleman?
  17. jwendell222, 3 months ago
    Looks like another good candidate for Vantines. I went through thier burner list, he's not there. The site is not nearly complete and is pretty static. I sent them jpgs of mine (which they invite) several years ago that were never included.
  18. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Thanks Jim. Maybe i should send them pics of these. I've seen the man before, but he was in a worn condition, like the lady, and with a hole in the bowl, i couldn't tell if it was deliberate or damaged from the photos. Maybe it was a smaller version of this one, without a lid?
  19. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Hi Jim, i don't suppose you noticed if she was listed did you?
  20. jwendell222, 3 months ago
    Good morning Fran, I looked for her when you first posted. The Vantines listing is only a fraction of their burners. Regular checks on eBay would be a better source. Regards, jim
  21. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Thanks Jim. I'll keep looking:)

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