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Milk Glass242 of 347Cute Little Victorian Hand Painted Opaline Bud VaseCan Anyone Identify This?
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Posted 4 years ago


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just bought this pretty vase at a thrift store.
there are no markings.

can anyone identify its year or maker or value?

thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    Imperial Glass #488; collectors usually call this "Poppy Show" or "Poppy Vase" tho' Imperial only gave a number in their catalog; made for many years so hard to pinpoint a date; might check completed auctions at eBay or other online sites for value.
  2. stephiekk, 4 years ago
    i see 2 listed on ebay one for $79 and one for $89. thanks.

    can't seem to find a year.
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    without a makers mark it's difficult to date; unfortunately not all pieces got marked.
  4. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    one site I found did list white as produced 1974-1976
  5. stephiekk, 4 years ago
    thanks tall cakes!
  6. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    looking thru the Imperial catalog I found a page of milk glass that had this vase shown; the catalog is 1914-1937. If you vase has no markings there is a good chance it is from these earlier productions.
  7. stephiekk, 4 years ago
    wow! thanks, yes, there are no markings! thats exciting!
  8. stephiekk, 4 years ago
    tallcakes, would you mind taking a pic of that page, if possible, in the catalog so i can have it?
  9. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    here is a link to an uploaded image taken from Imperial catalog designated as Book "E":

    if you would like to have the full image (5.9 MB) just email me at: TC at TallCakes dot com
  10. stephiekk, 4 years ago
    the top of that one is different than mine. the one in the book has many more dips.
  11. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    crimping is typically hand tooled and therefore does vary; wouldn't say that the number of crimps is necessarily indicative of age.

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