Vintage 1950 Mid-Century Modern Ginger Jar Vase, Belgian Majolica, Signed Bequet
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22H x 8.75W x 8.75D
Here's a sensationally large, vintage mid-century modern ginger jar from Belgium. Signed H. Bequet, this Majolica vase features an ultra-cool striped pattern that evokes vintage wallpaper and incorporates classic mid-mod colors, including turquoise, peach, and metallic gold. At a towering 22 inches tall, you can use this as a "floor vase" or set it on a table to make it the centerpiece of your mid-century collection. Hand-painted, this vintage atomic-age vase truly is one of a kind. We'll ship it free to most of the U.S., so don't delay!
The word ceramic originates from the ancient Greek word keramikos, meaning potter's clay. The practice of making ceramics has been in existence for nearly 30,000 years. Clay, the primary ingredient for any ceramic, is primarily made of aluminum silicate, which is a malleable soil from crumbling rocks. Ceramics can be grouped according to the type of clay used, the temperature at which the clay is fired, and the duration of the firing.
In overall average condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'average condition' relative the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see quite a few 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include significant nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, significant wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, significant wear to a label, and original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be mentioned in the listing. Average condition may also include chips or cracks in ceramic or marble, which may or may not be specifically noted in the listing.
Shows wear to the gilding, especially on the lid, and the finial of the lid has been broken and reglued.
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via USPS Parcel Post. Shipments may occasionally be upgraded to UPS or FedEx Ground service. All shipments include insurance.
In 1926, Hubert Bequet began working at the Belgian ceramics manufacturer Auguste Mouzin et Cie (AMC), later renamed La Faencerie de Wasmuel, which operated from 1878 to 1951 in the southwest coal-mining region of Belgium (the Borinage). AMC produced fine quality majolica pieces and in 1910 began mass production of ceramic mantle clocks.
Bequet took the lessons he had learned at AMC and opened his own ceramics production house in 1934 in Quaregnon. The factory reached the pinnacle of success in 1963 with 150 workers, but eventually closed its doors in April 1985. Bequet was known for colorful, creative high quality ceramic pieces, which were mass produced, often with gold rims and decoration. Early pieces were either unsigned or imprinted with Belgium and a model number. Later pieces are marked with Made In Belgium H. Bequet Quaregnon.
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- Width: 8.75 inches
- Height: 22 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 5.47 pounds
- Used - Acceptable. See description for more details.