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Large 10" (2 Lb) Heintz Bronze & Sterling Silver Pre-patent Arts & Crafts Vase For Sale
This listing is for a large Heintz sterling on bronze flared cylinder vase from, most probably, the period between 1906 and 1912 when Heintz produced most of its unmarked pieces. Interestingly, though, as the last photo shows, the overlay is marked "sterling". Heintz also allowed its workers to make ware for themselves; and these, too, are unmarked. (This was apparently a common practice during that era, as my great uncle worked at Tiffany in Corona,NYas a young man, and brought home unmarked bronze pieces for his parents).
As you should be able to see from the pictures (despite my sometimes cockeyed photography), the vase is a large 10 inches high, 4 inches in diameter at the top, and weighs a hefty two pounds. To give you a better sense of size (as so many Heintz vases that appear large in photos turn out to bevery tiny pieces), I've shown it alongside a can of Coke. In the 2nd last photo you'll note that a can could be dropped right inside, easily.
The vase has very nice clean lines - flaring smoothly and subtly at the base and rim - andit's in excellent condition with just one small 'ding' at the lower left of the silver holly pattern. This is pretty insignificant and I wasn't really able to capture it in a photo.
Over the years,the vase hasbeen used for flowers and hasacquired some mottling to the bronze and a bit of verdigris on the base. And, as the pictures will show, the sterling could use a better polishing ---but being short on time I didn't want to rush and risk lightening the surrounding bronze. When I purchased it, the silver was very black, soI rub it periodically with a very soft cloth.
In any case, it's a striking piece, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail.Having become something of a Heintz & Silver Crest bronze hoarder in recent years, I'm struggling through the process ofreducing my collection and am down to the painful part, my last favorite half-dozen.
I pack carefully, ship within 24 hours of receiving payment, and fully insure all purchases over $30. I'm also always happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases and will be happy to look up shipping cost in advance if you send your zip.
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Large 10" (2 Lb) Heintz Bronze & Sterling Silver Pre-patent Arts & Crafts Vase: $330