Featured 17" vase Barbour. Any special name for a vase this tall?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Lucille.b, Dec 15, 2022.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Assuming silverplate from the marks. I think I've ID'd the maker as Barbour.

    Is there any special name for a vase this tall (17") ? Seems hard to use it exactly like it would tip over.


    This has a ton of marks. Close up photos follow.
    I think these marks below indicate silverplate and/or nickle silver?



    Just noticed one more mark underneath these stars in the shadow of my camera. A "W" or an "M".


    This piece is more of a curiosity than anything! It was in a garage at an estate sale for $3, and mostly the height of it is was resulted in a spontaneous purchase. Not sure it is even a good resale piece, but could put it out at small sale I'm doing with a friend. All info appreciated.
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    a few long stemmed roses would look nice...;):)
  4. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Even without a flared lip, they're typically called trumpet vases, have seen them much taller than 17" - they would hold long-stemmed flowers like lilies, carnations, roses, etc., and often just a single, showy blossom.

    These 1920 ads show heights of 5" to 20" on one, 8" to 18" onthe other:


    This modern aluminum version, at an event supply wholesaler, is 31.5" tall:


  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Also used here for flower shows.
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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize there were more responses. Thank you Bakers, Komokwa, Cheryl and OBB. Very helpful and much appreciated. :) Interesting to see the old advertisements for this kind of vase!

    It was the odd piece ($3) found in a garage at the sale of an glass collector. I'd just never seen one that tall and figured I could learn from the multitude of marks on the base! Not exactly sure what is next for this one!
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  7. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member

    Here is my 12" trumpet vase.

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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    is that considered , blowing your own horn.......:playful::playful::playful:
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member


    Yours is by Meriden Britannia Co. [​IMG]

    The Meriden Britannia Co.

    Meriden, CT 1852-1898
    First organized as Britannia ware manufacturers, silverplate production began c. 1855. Their sterling holloware line began in 1896 when they acquired Wilcox & Eversten; sterling flatware production began in 1897. Purchased Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. in 1862, acquiring the 1847 Rogers Bros. trademark at that time. Meriden Britannia Co. was one of the original companies that joined together in 1898 to became International Silver. The M.B.Co. mark continued to be used into the 1930s.
    See flatware patterns.
  10. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member

    And I imagine it was probably one of a pair. No idea what happened to the other one.
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