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Irish urn vase stamped identification help

Post by Balazin on September 25th 2016, 6:19 pm

I own this, quite large, urn type vase. About 12 inches high, painted, gilded, crazing all over. Hallmark showing: "Made in Ireland" and letters "W A L" (as I think) in circles, which look a bit like stylized clover. Any help with identification, age etc. very appreciated.



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Post by NaomiM on September 25th 2016, 11:16 pm

It looks 1930s Czech. Maybe it was imported into Ireland and sold on from there to avoid import duty during the Great Depression?

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Post by hercules brabazon on September 26th 2016, 12:45 pm

Well, this is all very curious. "W&A  L" points to Wild & Adams Limited  of Longton, Staffordshire. They were in business  from 1909, but only a limited company from 1923-27.  Their name appears on some spookily similar vases marked "ENGLAND", which indeed look much  more Central Europe than English or Irish.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-edwardian-royal-crown-ware-464222016
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Post by denbydump on September 26th 2016, 2:50 pm

Are you maybe mis-reading the smudged mark?
It looks as if it could just as easily be England also.
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Post by hercules brabazon on September 26th 2016, 5:14 pm

I think you're right. Probably not a shamrock at all...
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Post by Balazin on September 26th 2016, 5:36 pm

Aye, now I think it might be "England"... And with other clues, rather it is.
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