Belgian Pottery Three-Handled Vase, Torhout Region
Description: This vase was made in the early 20th century in the Torhout region of Belgium, although I haven't confirmed which company. The style is well known and typically rustic looking, but the form of the body and the three applied handles make this one of the better versions (if not as good as the decorated versions). The glaze is transparent, ranging from a medium green where the glaze is thickest to a yellow-green where the clay comes through more fully.
Dimensions: Height is about 8 1/4, while max width is about 5 1/4".
Estimated Date: 1910
Condition: very good. There are minor flakes on the handles, very common since these glazes tend to be brittle and flake fairly easily. This is well above average condition for the type. There are some drying or firing cracks/lines in the applied handles, but they are in the making, not post-production damage.
Price: $75 plus shipping/insurance.
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