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Elegant Form " Sang de Boeuf " or Ox Blood Colored Vase with Ring Handles / Unknown Maker and Date

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Posted 4 years ago


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This piece has really got my collector senses tingling.It came from the Cleveland Goodwill. Once again pushed to the back of a shelf with no price on it like the Satsuma vase I got a couple of weeks ago. I feel it's something unusual and special ! The color is a deep rich " sang de boeuf " or ox blood over a heavy and substantial body. It has a very Asian form and it sure isn't porcelain. At 11" tall it has the feel and weight of some kind of dense clay pottery. There are a few factory glaze misses on the rim, handle and body but no cracks, chips or damage. The bottom looks like it may have had a label but I think it looks more like tape residue. Maybe it was a collectors ID tag. No other marks just a bare flat unglazed bottom.It appears to be very old. So here's today's find and mystery. I really love this piece ! -Mike-

NOTE: I've since had this checked by Lark Mason from PBS's "Antiques Road Show" he's their Asian art expert. He said it isn't Chinese and a some what modern piece that has very little value. Oh well, I still love it. I think it still might be American art pottery though. -Mike-

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    The form is very Chinese. They didn't only do porcelain over there you know. Its probably Chinese or possibly Japanese
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Hi Stillwater.... Yes I know. It's like here or anywhere, they have their pottery and stoneware as well. The shape is very Chinese and so is the color. Haven't seen anything online yet to try and date and ID it though.
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    I love finding nice pieces, but ID'ing them can be a bit frustrating. This one has a few things going on that are making it hard. Yes the color is definitely "sang de boeuf". The shape appears Asian but a combination of styles. The body is a "meiping" shape, but also looks like a "baluster" shaped vase from the neck up. The ring handles show up on all styles but usually have animals holding them.The bottom doesn't look all that Asian. Most are dry rim or recessed and glazed , not flat and unglazed. So then there are American potteries. Pieces by "Rumrill" and North Carolina potteries use the ring handles but not quite the shape or color. Seem like a mash-up of all the best of both worlds. This ones a toughy. -Mike-

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