Featured Potties: Japanese? Blue Delft? vase

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by *crs*, May 31, 2023.

  1. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Good morning folks. Could someone please verify that I do have a Japanese Blue Delft vase and what it says on the bottom? About 7 3/4" tall x 4 3/4" bottom diameter. Would this be considered a tulip vase? Thank you DelftVase.png DelftVase2.png DelftVase3.png DelftVase4.png DelftVase5.png DelftVase6.png
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  2. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    Could be Delft but could be Italian.
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  3. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    I think that is a Japanese character? I thought it was Italian at first until I saw that but the A - D is confusing
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  4. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    It could be a Japanese character... also could be a stick figure of sorts. Wish I knew more!
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  5. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    It doesn't seem to conform with any normal Japanese/Chinese characters so I think you can rule that out. Agree it looks like a stick figure.
  6. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Google images was giving me Japanese characters that looked real close in shape. I have no ides
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    It looks Italian or Italian style to me.

    I did look through Walter's book without seeing anything close. There were two firms that used AD in their marks though marks shown were different. They were Agostinelli & Del Pra and Alba-Docilia just in case you wanted to know.

    What it sort of looks like to me is a hastily drawn old lantern/lighthouse mark of Savona. I'm wondering if it's a modern-ish version.

    Here are some examples of a lantern/lighthouse though I can't vouch for the authenticity of either of these.





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  8. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Thank you sis. That definitely looks like a possibility
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  9. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    I think you are onto something sis, Alba-Docilia backstamp is fairly close italian-artistic-ceramic-vase-by-alba-docilia-1930s-5.jpg
  10. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    This is what Walter had in his book, Italian Pottery Marks From Cantagalli to Fornasetti, for Alba-Docilia.


    By Walter Del Pellegrino
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  11. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Thank you sis
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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Great -- Progress!
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