RARE M R France Limoges Antique Friendship Vase 1893 Photo and Signed Names For Sale
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RARE M R France Limoges Antique Friendship Vase 1893 Photo and Signed Names:
I have been dealing with antiques for decades and this is my first time to see one of these. They must be rare, because I just can't find much of anything about them online.
These friendship (friendly) vases all seem to have "My Friends" and date by the photographic image in the center and on the wheel outside, have the names written of all the "nearest and dearest" to the image. Some of the names on this one are in different handwriting and a few look like signed by one person. Rather than a name in some places on this one is says "Your Papa" and "Your Mama", which I think is sweet. Several say "Aunt this", "Uncle that", and "Cousin something else" rather than full names.
The photo of the girl in the center is so sweet and dated 1893. I wish I had her name, but as with all of these Friendship Vases, it seems it just says, "My Friends" and date by her image.
This is really a rare and unique item, which are terms thrown out a lot, but - have YOU ever seen one of these before??? I am new to this "Antique photo friendship vase", so would love to hear from anyone who knows more about them.
Maker of this vase is M. R. France. Martial Redon France.