African Shield, Sowerby
These small vases (about 4 1/4 inches tall) probably came with the metal flower holder shown, but are seldom found with one. Only known in marigold, they sell for between $25 and $40 without the wire grill, $50 to $80 with one, although one example brought $150 in 2018 and another in 2019 for $95.

In 2021, another of these sold for $275.

These are also found occasionally with a lid with a spoon slot so they could be used as a condiment jar.


Here are two marigold vases with lids, placed on a metal stand, serving as a condiment set. This set sold in 2020 for $70. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions

Updated 5/1/2021