19th Century Antique Bennington Pottery Parian Ware Porcelain Figurine Victorian Right Hand Spill Vase 6-1/2 CATTAILS. Beautiful and rare 19th century Parian Ware of a right hand spill vase holding cattails. Even though this piece is unmarked this same exact design is shown in the book "Bennington Pottery and Porcelain" by Richard Carter Barret plate 241, pg. Condition: In very good preowned condition.There is a very faint superficial hairline on the side of the hand that stops approximately 2 inches above the base (see picture #7). No other cracks, chips or repairs. Porcelain may have small random black cinder specks which are natural flaws from the making. These cinders are internalized into the parian porcelain which were caused from the early kilns that burned wood or coal and often threw-off cinders during the firing in the oven-kilns.
This characteristic is often considered when authenticating age since the later kilns were fired with gas or electricity and were cleaner. If there are any other minor flaws, they are also natural from the making. Vase may need some light cleaning but we will preserve as is to prevent any damage. Approximate measurements: 6-1/2" tall, 2-1/2" base diameter. Parian ware is a type of biscuit porcelain that was made to imitate carved marble.
It was also contemporaneously referred to as Statuary Porcelain by Copeland. Please view all pictures and they are the main part of the description. Merchandise values cannot be marked below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Please read item description completely and refer to the pictures as they are part of the description and condition. Most items that we sell are used or vintage and therefore will show age appropriate signs of wear.
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The pictures are part of the description. If you are not completely happy with the item when it arrives then we kindly ask you to please get in touch with us to discuss any problems you may have. The item "Antique Bennington Pottery Parian Ware Victorian Hand Spill Vase 6-1/2 CATTAILS" is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines".The seller is "salonikaangel" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.