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This week, I have some family treasures to share with you. My husband had 5 great Aunts who lived their whole lives together. They never married, lived in a big ole' Victorian house in St. Joseph, Missouri. When the last living Aunt moved to a assisted living home, they had a big auction of all their things and home before the move. My father-in-law who was the nephew to these said Aunts, was able to get a few pieces to keep in the family.
This is a beautiful vase. It reminds me of the vase Smiling Sally posted about a few months ago. Click on the link to see her beautiful vase again. This vase that I have had for well over 20 years, is delicate, and originally when I got this from my husband's Aunts estate, it really was not my taste at all. I was not too fond of the gold, but luckily, I had the good sense to keep it. Now, I really do like this little piece. I just wish I knew more about it...and of course, I wish I knew the stories behind them from the Aunts who had them.
It would be nice if I knew more about markings on things. First off, I can not even begin to make heads or tales of this marking. Does any one out there recognise this? I so wish I could date this vase to when it was made, but so far no luck, I don't even know where to start.
Here is a close up of the back side. This really has lots of details in the painting on this vase. Very pretty. Can you see the little gold specks in the overall paint of the piece?
Here is another wonderful vase. I really like the colors and flowers on this one. It is a very pretty shade of green.
Here is the marking on the bottom of this vase. After looking on the Internet, I found this information about he mark: The mark on the base shows the letters RW inside a diamond with a crown surrounded by the words Germany and Rudolstadt. This particular mark was used between 1895 and 1906. Can we say VINTAGE? This makes me all the more want to know about the first vase.....maybe I should take it to the Antique Roadshow!
This black vase is similar to the first one, but I know it is not as old as the other one. The porcelain is different, and it just does not have that fragile feel that the other one has. Still....pretty. I love the roses.
Here is the mark on the back of the black vase. My husband had one Great Aunt who did do lots of traveling. I often wonder if some of these pieces were picked up and brought home from overseas.
This is the smallest of all of these little vases. I love this one very much. I love the colors and it sorta reminds me of Art-deco style. The flowers are so pretty and sweet.
This one is stamped made in Japan. This little vase stands about 6 inches tall. I keep this one in my bedroom in a bookshelf. I like the style and colors.
And for all you vintage linens lovin' ladies...here is a closeup of a vintage tablecloth I used as the backdrop for taking the photos today. What a lovely springtime bouquet of tulips. This was an estate sale find for $2.00. It was soiled really bad...but guess what...not any more! I love this one!
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