NAPCO HAND PAINTED HEAD VASE, PLANTER, 5 7/8 IN LIGHT BLUE WITH MATCHING HAT. We are pleased to offer you this beautiful Napco head vase, planter in light blue with matching hat. Cleveland, O, Made in Japan label.She features blonde hair, a light blue top with a light blue hat to match that has a polka dot ribbon around it. It is a beautiful piece having no chips, cracks or hairlines. She is missing the faux pearl earrings, which are extremely easy to replace. Head vases originally were called "Florist Ware" back in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Japan was one Country to source many low-cost exports to the United States, which included head vases.
In the States there were producers such as Betty Lou Nichols Ceramics, Roseville, Royal Copley, Royal Haeger, Shawnee Pottery, Standford Pottery and Weller. Head vases were made in a variety of designs. The elegant, model looking head vases became one of the most popular. The faux pearl necklaces and earrings, hair bows, eyelashes and applied textiles were the most sought after. The manicured hand quickly became distinctive.
You can see a bit of elegant femininity within some of the pieces. In the mid 1960's, the elegant head vases peaked and designs became simpler and most often smaller. This was to reduce costs and increase profitability.
Earlier head vases topped 8" in height, newer ones were often 3" to 4 tall. Head vases today are very collectible and are many times what they used to be in value.Some depict A-list personalities, while many can be identified by their hallmarks and you will also find some that do not have any identifying marks at all. We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition.
Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677. We are available to answer questions from 10:00 A.(Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories. As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines. Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new.
These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00 A.
The item "NAPCO HAND PAINTED HEAD VASE PLANTER 5 7/8 IN LIGHT BLUE WITH MATCHING HAT" is in sale since Thursday, October 2, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Planters".
The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.