Beautiful Vase....Where is it from?
I am a frequenter of estate sales both online and in home. I'm not a collector and have only gotten into reading about antiques and vintage collectables in the past few years.
I am enamored with vintage items from my mother's childhood. I love holding an item and feeling it's history, and it's particularly fun when I recognize the item from old photos and movies.
I bought this vase for $6 in an online estate auction. I thought it was a great deal, possibly valuable due to it's stamp, and definitely pretty. However, I didn't read the fine print on the auction and ended up paying a pretty penny for the shipping of this small item. Oh, well.
I am not hopeful that it has some amazing value in it. But I'm having fun in the game of exploring where this piece of history may have come from. I can't find anything that looks quite like it online. I can't find any pictures of stamps that quite look like this.
The stamp is a little faded. It looks like it says "jogchess" or something like that in the banner. And it clearly says ENGLAND.
The vase appears to be porcelain, although it doesn't have that shiny, fired finished on the outside. It's very smooth, with miniscule cracks in the paint all over it.
Whether it's worth anything or not, I love it for the fun it's given me in this quest.
But I'd love it if I could get some value out of it or sell it for a pretty penny. Or even if I could just know that I own some part of history that's worth something.
Thanks for your help!
p.s. I hope my pics are big enough. I'm not an expert and just took them with my phone.