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How Do I Choose the Best Art Deco Vase?

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  • Written By: Jennifer O.
  • Edited By: A. Joseph
  • Last Modified Date: 01 May 2019
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In order to choose the best Art Deco vase, you should consider three important issues. The ultimate location and function of the vase, the authenticity of its origin and your own personal preference will be important guiding factors in choosing your vase. After you have thoroughly considered each of these factors, you are much more likely to choose a vase that you will be happy with for years to come.

Knowing the purpose that your Art Deco vase will serve should be among your first considerations. This will help you choose a vase that is the best size and shape, made of the best materials and in the proper condition to serve your purpose. It will make a big difference whether you want a vase that will be used regularly to hold fresh cut flowers that require water or one that will hold artificial plants or some other inanimate objects. If you want a vase that will simply be on display without serving as a container, then you might make different choices.

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Also consider where will put it your vase. Bold colors and patterns are typical in the design of any Art Deco vase, so you should make sure the vase you choose will work in the space you have. Art Deco design is diverse, so vases can come in a number of shapes and sizes. You should measure or at least be sure that you have an idea of the dimensions of the area where you will put your vase. That might be a shelf, a small side table, the center of a large banquet table or some other space.

A true Art Deco vase will have been created during the period from the 1920s through the 1940s. There also continue to be reproductions of the style made in more recent years. Going in person to a reputable dealer of antique or vintage furniture or art is the best way to know that you are getting a vase from the Art Deco period. Some reputable dealers offer services over the Internet as well.

The best dealers will be able to give you some idea of the country or style in which an Art Deco vase was created, in addition to its date. They also will know whether the vase was created by a notable designer or factory. An art appraiser who specializes in Art Deco can also assist you in determining the authenticity of a vase that interests you.

Finally, do not neglect to consider your own personal tastes when choosing a vase. The best art deco vase is the one that is also enjoyable to the viewer, in addition to its other attributes. Art Deco includes various motifs and styles, so you should make your final choice only after you determine the combination that you like the best.

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