This example is a new fake lady head vase. It is one of many new fake/fantasy items imported today from the far East as head vase collections mature and prices rise on scarce individual original examples. In this design the lady wears a floppy hat with a yellow rose. Her wrap is adorned with additional applied flowers.
Note how pristine is the inside of the vase and how clean and unmarred is the base. This piece does not have the same delicate look that is recognizable on most authentic examples; the base has a heavy look with thick foot rim and the petals and leaves of the applied floral decorations are too fat.
Be aware that new headvase designs are regularly appearing on the market as they are imported and released into the marketplace by reproduction wholesale companies. Also, many older headvase designs are currently being copied. Item ID: 2007RP00056 listed in this shop is an example of a reproduction Enesco 'Sophisticated Lady' wearing a false 'Nippon' mark.
The vase shown in this listing measures approximately 5 inches tall.
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