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We are very pleased to present this beautiful pair of late 1950s-1960s head vases the smaller from the Napcoware Line, #C8496 with a turtleneck, and the headache lady by Tilso with a worn foil label, and standing 4.5 x 6 x 4 inches tall. This is a fine pair in VG-excellent condition, and both can be found in Head vases by Kathleen Cole. Ladies head vases were first seen in the latter 1940s, and were used by florists. The California pottery industry flourished as the head vase became an art form, expanding to other forms in the 1950s. Not to be outdone, the wily Japanese porcelain industry perceived the potential to establish a worldwide market, and during the decades of the 1950s & 1960s, produced & exported more figural head vases than the rest of the world put together. Such American & Japanese names as Inarco, Rubens, Napco, Ardalt, Relpo, Napcoware, Vcago, Leftons, Thames, Florence Ceramics, Atlas, Mary Lou, Acme Ware, Rozart, Tilso, Margo, Lee Wards, Glamour Girl, Brinns, Royal Crown, Caffco, Parma, Lark, Sampson Import, Velco, Norcrest, Shafford, Ardco, Ucagco China, United Import, Nancy Pew, Norleans, Kelvia, Richard Benit, Royal Crown, Sonsco, Floret Japan, Royal Sealy, and Catalina Potter are many of the names that one will encounter. Research consulted: Head vases Identification & Values, AND The Encyclopedia of Head Vases / both by Kathleen Cole

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Very Good to Excellent condition - minor wear, crazing & paint loss

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1960s TILSO, NAPCOWARE JAPANESE PORCELAIN HEAD VASES XW

Auction ended on Sun, Jul 20, 2014
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