The term vases has become a generic term for a vessel. Technically a vase is a vessel that is taller than it is wide and traditionally used to hold flowers. It can be made of glass, crystal, metal, ceramic, porcelain, or earthenware. The term “vahz” is said to be an alternative term when the value is higher. It is also said to be a term that is the equivalent of holding out your pinky when sipping tea at the house of Chanel. In other words, a term for the pompous.
Typically there are categories for these treasures.
Long story short, an urn is a large decorative vase type vessel with a lid and often a decorative foot or pedestal.
Values are determined by age origins, and condition. French urns from the 19th century made of marble with gold detail are extremely valuable.
For assistance in determining value of decorative items such as vases, urns, or other fine art, contact New England Estate Sales for assistance. We can provide you with a valuation and help you sell or consign your items for maximum return. Also consider security when attempting to sell high value items. Having people come to your home is not a good practice.