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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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my wife has two vases with lids and two handles, thet stand

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hi my wife has two vases with lids and two handles, thet stand 16 ins approx high and have a markig on the base.
The marking is two rings one inside the otherwith made In England going round between the rings, in the inner ring there are three letters W to the right A to the left and L between and below with & dead centre. There is a signature on T. Reid
Have you any idea what these are, we have google T Reid but have found nothing.
Jim
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I would be happy 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.
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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 2 years ago.

Did you receive the photo's

Jim Carr

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jim,
There are no photos attached here.
Please try the directions on this link:
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~Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jim,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jim,
I have not found a maker name match to this mark to this for you.
I will opt-out here and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
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I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

I have found the mark but now I need time to study your photos.

I will return shortly.

Kind regards,

Doris
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Your hand painted vases were painted by factory artisan T. Reid. The factory is Arthur Wood & Son - Longport - of Stafforshire, UK. The firm mark you have dates 1920s-1930s. The firm eventually became a division of Price & Kensington.

As a pair of expertly hand painted antique/vintage vases from the 1920s, the pair has a retail antiques store value of $1450-1650 assuming good condition with no chips or cracks.


A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.

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Doris

Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 10259
Experience: Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.

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