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I bought a porcelain rose vase in beautiful condition. Seller

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I bought a porcelain rose vase in beautiful condition. Seller stated it was an antique, but doubt it. Very good quality. Stamp on bottom reads UW 1897. The vase is about 18 inches tall and is pink and white with dozens of roses not painted but 3D. Is this worth any money? I have pictures....
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
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I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
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Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is approx 16 inches in height and very heavy.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi~
Thank you for your patience.
This is a post 1960’s 20th century Chinese reproduction mark and referred to as United Wilson or UW1897.
Technically it is not yet an antique, which by definition is an object 100 years old or older.
Here is a link documenting these marks:
http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/resources/misrepresented-groups/uw1897/index.php
This would sell for an average of $60 and a high of $200 on today’s market.
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