Yuan - Vases

The vases shown right are typical of Frederick Rhead's more "fancy" output for Wood & Sons in the 1920s, but for some reason are very rarely seen in the YUAN pattern, which is usually confined to tableware.

The cylindrical shape shown opposite was produced in at least 4 sizes. The large and small examples shown are approx 10 ins and 6 ins high respectively.

The small vase is pictured here with a similar Woods vase in the Oriental Birds design.

The large vase is shown here with a similar Woods vase in the Kang-Hi pattern (also a Frederick Rhead design).

The YUAN vases are not marked with the Woods backstamp, but with

H. M. & Co
Reg No 656368

This registration is the correct number for YUAN and is the proof, if any is needed, that the vases were manufactured by Woods, H.M. being the retailer's initials.

If YOU have any idea what these initials might stand for, we'd love to hear from you... please e-mail us at:

Medium vase
2.75 ins wide at top
3.75 ins (widest)
7.625 ins high



Small vase
2.75 ins wide at top
6 ins high




Large vase
4 ins wide at top
10.25 ins high



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