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I have been given a slim cream/grey crackle glazed pottery

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I have been given a slim cream/grey crackle glazed pottery vase decorated with blue irises and green leaves, highlighted in gold.
I cannot identify the mark on the base which is a crown above a laurel wreath surrounding a shield in which 4 birds/swallows/stars surround the date 1895 and a squiggle which could be initials.
Can you help? I have photos.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sending photos now
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Typing is fine thanks


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Customer: replied 3 months ago.


Thank you for your patience.

This is actually a known Chinese export mark for William Lowe. Even though there is an 1895 year mark on this, the vase was actually made in the later 20th century (1990's).

They are well-made decorative objects. Your Iris vase could sell for $40 - $70.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That's a pity. Thanks for the info