Vase... what material is this ?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Walter901, Oct 9, 2019 at 10:48 AM.

  1. Walter901

    Walter901 Member


    I've found this vase... there are quite a lot of vintage, reproductions out there... but i'm wondering is this an antique one? Please note, none of the ones on ebay etc have the lower stand carved. It supposed to come from Malaysia in the 70s... the owner says its marble... is it ? Or bone or resin ? No signature etc.

    Thanks !
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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Any pictures of the bottom? I think I see resin holes especially on the base in the last pic. Wait for others to give their opinions though.
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  3. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Looks like soapstone rather than resin:cyclops:
    Nice carving!
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Can't tell what material, but the style of the decor is definitively Chinese. May not have been made there, but that's what it is portraying.
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Reconstituted alabaster? Edit: if the holes are any indication. You can probably tell - better than we can - if it is carved.

    I love it. Thanks for sharing, @Walter901 :)
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  6. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    These are usually cast, but maybe someone carved one? Doubt it though...
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  7. Walter901

    Walter901 Member

    Hi Guys, thanks for the comments. I just picked it up and added new pictures including one of below with a chinese marking... hope this helps ! c1.jpg c2.jpg c3.jpg c4.jpg
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  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  9. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    If you look at the middle of the elephants head, that looks like a buffed out area where the silicone mould seam was.
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Certainly not a "natural" or "organic" material.
  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Some mention a Norleans label,but don't show one.

    This is on ebay with about 5 others...
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  12. Walter901

    Walter901 Member

    Thanks guys ! Before I bought I actually checked and saw a lot of fake ones out there... i got it really cheap. I will put it in a rental house so I just wanted to check that i'm not putting something too valuable... Looks like the same markings on that one scoutshouse... so that clears it up !
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