It looks like wood, but it has the durability of ceramic! This "faux bois" or "fake wood" bud vase is very abstract in its design, with brown wood texture in the glaze and a pine cone with pine needles nestled inside the "hole" in the vase.
This is a double bud vase, which means it has two hollow columns which can each hold the stem of a cut flower. I believe that this is from the 70s (my grandmother owned one in the same style, but a different shape). This pottery line was produced by the US Gladys Wax Pottery company of Keystone, South Dakota.
Woodland and nature themes are a popular decorating style this year. This would look nice paired with an assembled collection of natural objects like stones or pressed leaves. You can find more woodland accents here at CandyAppleCrafts.
7 1/2 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide at base x 3 in. wide the other direction.
1 1/2 in. diameter at the mouth of the vase
19 cm. tall x 9 cm. wide at base x 8 cm. wide the other direction at base.
3.5 cm. diameter at the mouth of the vase.
Condition notes: This vase has some crazing (hairline cracking) in the glaze that runs vertically up the entire length of the piece. This is common, especially if the unglazed base of the vase was submerged in water at some point, and represents uneven expansion of the pottery underneath the glaze as it tried to "breathe" and dry out. This vase has no chips or scratches, and the little pine cone (which sticks out quite a bit) is completely intact.
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