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Posted 6 years ago

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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.

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  1. yattypat, 6 years ago
    Thank you in advance.
  2. davezquanw davezquanw, 5 years ago
    Pretty strong outdoor light and polish! If possible, could you share some images of the above pieces under indoor room light or late afternoon sunlight? Seems like there are carvings on the sides of the base/stand, but not that visible, again, due to the strong sunlight. The material looks too perfect and flawless for a Chinese Hetian White Nephrite of that size. Looks more like Peking glass and very nice piece indeed. Perhaps someone more familiar with history of Peking glass could shed some light on dating it.
  3. yattypat, 5 years ago
    Thank you. I will post some in alternative light. It is a really fine piece and does have carvings on the base.
  4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
    Hi yattypat! Just to let you know that this Vase with Matching Stand was actually made by the BEAUMONT Company of Morgantown, W.V. between 1918 to 1936 in this opaque white glass they called Fer-Lux. After 1936 they were no longer making opaque white glass. If you can get your hands on it, Cynthia Ash wrote an article in the May, 1997 issue of GLASS COLLECTOR'S DIGEST called "FERLUX: Beaumont's Mystery Glass" which dealt with FER-LUX Glass. My source for this information is in the section on Beaumont Glass in the Reference Book called "GREAT AMERICAN GLASS of the Roaring 20's & Depression Era Book 2" by James Measell and Berry Wiggins, published in 2000. A similar Vase in Ruby is shown on a Fer-Lux Base on page 261. Hope this info. helps you, RER (LOUMANAL)

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