Posted 5 months ago
Still working through some previously un - posted hand vases, these ones are more of the smaller sized specimens, 20 cm & under.
Photo 1 - A pair of cased green hand vases with enamel decoration, just making the cut at 20 cm in height. This mould shape is also seen in some taller vases with different rim treatments. The central vase is a darker green with a bright white lining is 17.5 cm tall, & to me it looks like a later iteration of the same mould shape (they have a weird looking thumb, I know...)
Photo 2 - An unusual pair in pale Jadeite - type green. The plainly cut tops are a rarely seen rim treatment, as is the rope - like detail just below.
These are actually marked underneath, with the letters M. S. In between is a symbol which looks kind of like the top half of a human figure with arms raised. I have tried to identify the maker without any success.
Photo 3 - A pair in turquoise, just under 11 cm tall, & the same shape in clear light blue, 11.5 cm tall. The one on the right was the first hand vase I ever bought way back in 1995...it has a little chip out of the base. I just remember being so excited to find my first ever hand vase that the chip didn't matter a bit. Years later I was able to find a mate for it to create a pair & later the clear version came along.