Posted 5 years ago
This vase has been in my family for several decades. It is a stumper.
When I first aquired it, I convinced myself that it was jade. I even sent pictures to Christies Auction claiming it was Jade and they contacted me and said they were interested in it. It took me a while to convice myself, but it does not pass the scratch test. This vase looks and feels so much like it that I believe that the maker did make it to either resemble or possibly fool people that it is jade.
So now my delema is... what exactly is it? Is is peking glass? Is it an early chinese glass piece? I thought about sending it to an appraisal site, but to be honest I have had several other items appraised from a site and not completely confident in the expertice of certain areas.
Hopefully someone here can help me or give me some insight on how to research it, or knows about it. I would greatly appreciate and help.
Dimensions: Vase and base 8.5" tall Vase alone 6.5"tall 6" across top 3" across bottom.