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What You Need to Know About Buying Vintage Lady Head Vases

From the 1950s to the early 1970s, florists would often create decorative floral arrangements in specialized vases in the shape of ladies' heads. These lady head vases feature women who are impeccably dressed, often with elaborate hats, and who have perfect makeup and jewelry on. There are many affordable lady head vases on eBay, and many people enjoy collecting them.

Celebrities that were featured on lady head vases

Some of these head vases featured glamorous celebrities, sometimes in their famous characters. The celebrity vases are more sought after by collectors, so often have a higher value than other lady head vases do. Alice in Wonderland, Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball dressed as Mame, and Jackie Kennedy are some of the more valuable lady head vases you can find for sale online.

Are there particular lady head vase markings?

Yes. In fact, markings can increase the value of the vases, as well as help identify who made it. Some even include the name chosen for the vase. Usually, it is the lady head vases produced in Japan that have markings, although other countries' manufacturers did use them as well. Some vase makers used foil stickers. Many of these have worn off over time. Some markings you want to look out for include Napco, Napcoware, Inarco, Enesco, Lefton, Ruebens, Betty Lou Nicholas, and Relpo. Many of these manufacturers produced lady head vases that are highly sought after and that are valuable now.

The most valuable lady head vases

Seeking lady head vases of value can take some time, but it is well worth it. Finding a rare vase to add to your collection is exciting. Here are some of the lady head vases with high values to seek out when looking for head vases for sale:

  • Lego Japan No. 7333: Featuring a young woman with blonde hair and a hat, this vase stands out because she is looking off to the side instead of directly forward.
  • Inarco E-2783: This vase is rather large and features a lovely woman with perfectly coiffed brown hair. She was released in the 1960s and is a rare find.
  • Relpo K1833: In a classic 1960s style yellow bubble dress, this vase features a blue-eyed woman with a classic 1960s haircut.
  • Brinns TP-2117: This beautiful lady head vase features a simple makeup look and lovely blond hair.
  • Enesco Elegant Lady: This vase features a gloved woman wearing a string of pearls. She has her eyes closed and her hair is perfectly done.