Two antique 15 inch tall brass vases with polished copper decorative bands from the 1895 to 1925 period. The vases are made from sheet brass and finished by turning as fine striations on the brass bases reveal. They are both stamped on the underside of their bases with `THE TURCHIN Co' over `INC. N.Y.' in two lines (see photos). The main cone-shaped body that forms each vase has a vertical seam running up its back side. The gently angled, petal-shaped head of each vase faces toward the front and so the vertical seam is not visible except when viewed from the back. The bases are weighted with an unknown material. Both vases have a natural and even oxidation (patina) although they also show that they have been polished many years back since there is still some old brass cleaner paste evident in seams and crevices.
The two vases are in very good condition with one old repair on the underside of the applied head of one vase. The pair would be a wonderful addition to any 1890 to 1925 arts & crafts interior, dwelling or bungalow. In fact, the pair will capture attention in any setting whether displayed on either side of a fireplace, at the base of a wall of book case or simply a long a wall as decorative accents. And as always, this pair of vases also comes with a full satisfaction guarantee or return them for a refund (see return policy for full details farther below, certain costs & fees are nonrefundable, pair must be returned together). One photo shows these Turchin vases with a typical 19th century antique brass candle stick (with candle) for size comparison (the brass candle stick is not for sale at this time). The Turchin vases are about 15 inches tall (see more details on size farther below).
SIZE: Each vase is nearly 15 inches tall (one vase is about 1/8 shorter than the other) and the shaped flower heads are about 5 1/2 inches across. The openings at the top of each vase have a diameter of 2 1/8 inches. The base or foot on each vase measures 4 5/8 inches across (diameter). The pair of vases make wonderful decorative accents and would fit in most any room or setting. They can be displayed along a shelf, mantle, at the foot of a china cabinet or randomly located along a wall or book shelf.
CONDITION: The vases are in very good condition with just a couple of small dents that are not readily noticeable and one old repair. The top of one vase has been repaired with solder years ago (see photos of under side of top), apparently it may have been detached or was loose and needed mending. That is it, and both vases have the same patina and aged sheen. Also each vase has some old brass cleaner paste visible along some seams and crevices. If you collect Arts and Crafts period metal ware, then you will find these vases a nice addition to your decorative accouterments since they will attract attention in any setting. And a better pair would be hard to find today without paying much more than the price offered here. And if the buyer is not completely satisfied, then they may return the pair of vases for a refund (both must be returned, see our refund policy noted below).
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RETURN POLICY: Satisfaction and peace of mind are guaranteed for all Docs Antiques listings -- please refer directly to our Service Pledge and our Return Policy for full details. And this means that if you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return this pair of brass & copper vases undamaged by sending them both back post marked within seven days of receipt for a refund (see terms of sale for full details; pair sold as a lot and must be returned together). Items damaged during shipping are covered by insurance and while this rarely happens because we double box, we will gladly help you file your claim should it ever be necessary (to date, we have had only two claims for damage from shipping in over 7 years). Of course, never send an item back that was damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance. Instead, contact us for help and we will gladly assist.
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Item ID: RL332.a941pr
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