Suzanne, my blogging buddy at Colorado Lady has a meme called Vintage Thingies Thursday. I usually participate in another Thursday meme, but today I'm joining in with VTT. If you have something vintage to post about, join in.
This is a vase that came to me from my mother. She got it from her Uncle Charlie--my grandfather's brother. You see, Uncle Charlie first married Margaret and Aunt Margaret bought this vase. Unfortunately, Aunt Margaret died. When Uncle Charlie married his second wife, Aunt Betty, she wanted the house to be filled with things that better suited her taste. So, my mom got the vase.
It's hand painted, trimmed in gold, and measures 8 1/2" high. There are no markings on the bottom. It has been glazed.
The painting goes all around. Here's a shot of the back with a smaller, paler rose. You can see the third gold arm here. Notice how the tan color from the top turns to yellow.
My camera doesn't let me get sharp close-up shots. This is as good as I can get. I hope that you can make out the carvings and the gold paint.
I've never seen another vase like this one. I wonder if anyone knows any history about it. If so, please share the information with me. This vase has been in our family for well over 70 years.