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I bought a vase the other day and it has initial’s in the side at the bottom small f and capital W on the side. Wondering if u knew anything about it.

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Can I send a photo which might help it’s a brownish black glazed ceramic vase with initials f W on side on bottom

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Kind of has that German look

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The three pictures added were of the vase on a table. I would also like to see the bottom and the mark you described.

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I don’t actually have the vase with me but as soon as I contact my mother I will be able to send those details.

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I am not able to see the mark in this picture, so let's wait until you can show me the mark and the bottom of the vase.

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Porzellanfabrik F. Wessel (1949 until 1964)

There is only very little known about this manufacturer, most probably because the business only existed for a very a short time. Friedrich Wilhelm Wessel founded the factory in 1949 and mainly produced lace figurines and porcelain household utilities. Nearly right from the start he got into constant trouble for the misuse of the 'Dresden' designation which he was not allowed to use as his items were not decorated in Dresden, nor were they decorated by workers that had learned the trade in a Dresden decoration studio. Wessel also used a slightly modified but nonetheless unauthorized copy of an older Frankenthal mark which further increased his problems. The only sure thing is that he was not related with the well known Wessel family from Bonn. Once the factory closed he began making studio art and signing the pieces by fW or FW on the bottom rim, both were used in the markings. He continued on until the late 1970s. His studio art consisted of vases, bowls, umbrella baskets= things opposite of the company items. The dark brown glaze is fired at a medium heat to keep the richness to the glaze. This is a nice vase has a value of 185.00 for insurance purposes and the retail value is 65-75.00

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Thank you! Very happy with your appraisal. Many thanks.
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