I just signed up for Show and TellFriday at There's No Place Like Home. It sounded like a lot of fun so I thought I'd give it a try.
The photo at the top of this article shows one of the headvases that I collect. I received my first one from Grandma in 1962. She brought it to me when I was in the hospital recuperating from an appendectomy. This is a picture of the ladyheadvase. She is perfect except for one tiny flake of paint that is missing from her eye. She has her complete pearl necklace and earrings. When Grandma brought her to the hospital, she was filled with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. These headvases were manufactured in Japan (mostly) during the 50s and 60s. They were mainly sold in florist shops.
It's rare to have a headvase that is almost 50 years old in such good condition. Most have chips, cracks or hairlines and often the jewelry is missing. She was made by Relpo and is porcelain.
I also have a Nancy Pew baby headvase. It is not my favorite, though Nancy Pew's headvases are very popular. It is more of a ceramic type of material which is very thin.
I have other headvases as well. Most are made of porcelain. Those are the ones I like the most. I don't have a big collection, but the one that Grandma gave me is my most prized, of course.
I hope you enjoyed having a look at these beautiful headvases. Many people all over the world collect them and to find one in great condition is a very rare occurrence.