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Post by Squash on Sat May 26, 2018 8:36 pm

This is an 8" tall vase which weighs 2.5 pounds, black with incised white lines, black bottom, white interior. †It has a wavy hexagonal pattern that resembles an animal print, and there is a faint mark on the bottom where a label once was. †I have no idea about it (though the original owner did like Native American art) so any advice is much appreciated, thank you!

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Post by NaomiM on Sat May 26, 2018 8:43 pm

Helps to have a photo of the base as well, to check construction , but I think this is carved and dyed soapstone, made in South Africa

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Post by Squash on Sat May 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Thank you. I did wonder if it might be stone, but I've never seen stone with that sort of look. †Here are a few more pictures:





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Post by NaomiM on Sat May 26, 2018 9:11 pm

Cheers :) Yes, Iím sure itís soapstone. I saw a lot of it in the gift shops in Spain, and that pattern was one of them, along with a lot of fish. I think itís made in a number of places; India, South Africa, Morocco...probably Mexico too, and sold in tourist hot spots and home decorating stores.

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Post by Squash on Sat May 26, 2018 10:06 pm

Great, thank you so much!
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