Offered is a pair of antique pottery vases with north wind faces, branch-form handles with vines, and hand painted florals and bees. They date to the late 19th to early 20th century. Painted with pink highlights on a cream background.
One vase is virtually perfect, and one has suffered some damage (on left in pictures 1, 2 and 3). One handle was broken into several pieces and then glued back together. The same vase has a hairline and nick just above the face (see on left in picture 2). Could be restored if desired, but it does display well.
Both are marked with some impressed and artist ink marks, one is marked PALERMO with an Anchor in a Circle (mark is unknown, but the vases appear to be French or English in origin).
They stand 15"H.