This finely molded pottery vase was glazed in shades of gold, tan and dark brown, and it features four art nouveau mermaids standing amongst swirling waves of water, tangled in fishing nets, with dangerous-looking fish swimming nearby. It has a ruffled top and an impressed mark to base Vance F.
It measures 12 tall by about 10 1/2 across at its widest. It is a very finely cast, with an incredibly shiny glaze. I received the following message from another collector regarding this vase's value.Hi, my family started the pottery company in East Liverpool OH that eventually became Avon pottery in Wheeling WV. We also have one of the vases, (mine is gold and green). About 25 yrs ago my Mom had it appraised by an antiques dealer who specialized in pottery, out of Pittsburgh. Ours had more cracking and some chips that appear to be more than your vase shows. You may have the opportunity to ask more for this piece from a collector. Avon Pottery was only in operation for a very short time after it moved to Wheeling. There are very few of these that show up. I have never found another in the green/gold like mine. My daughter and I get excited whenever we come across another. The item "ANTIQUE VANCE FAIENCE ART NOUVEAU POTTERY VASE No. 118" is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Nouveau". The seller is "sjtreasures" and is located in Lakeland, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.