Since I was a kid, I have run across head vases just about everywhere—estate sales, auctions and even garage sales.
There were a ton of this type of vase that was imported from Japan starting in about the 1950’s, and they were used by florists for flower arrangements.
Head vases quickly became popular with collectors for their variety of design motifs and color combinations. Not only that, they are the perfect height for just about any type of flower.
Head vases still get made today, and there are some great examples on the market. You can also easily find a head vase to fit just about any budget.
One example is this great one from the 1950’s.
This head vase isn’t marked, but it has a cool green hat and applied flowers. I like how detailed the manufacturer got with this head vase. You can see it in my Etsy shop here.
Another head vase that you can find in my Etsy shop is this great one from ARTMARK.
This head vase dates to the 1950’s, and what is great is that this head vase still has the necklace on it–a lot of the time the necklace gets broken and is missing. You can see this terrific head vase in my Etsy shop here.
As a matter of fact, you can see the rest of the head vases in my Etsy shop here. Head on over and check them out!