A Royal Worcester porcelain vase and cover, circa 1900, the ovoid body with pierced terminals to each side and with fitted cover above a slender neck decorated with a pair of cranes on a butter yellow ground, puce factory mark to base, 20.5 cm high.
circa. A Latin term meaning 'about', often used in the antique trade to give an approximate date for the piece, usually considered to be five years on either side of the circa year. Thus, circa 1900 means the piece was made about 1900, probably between 1895 and 1905. The expression is sometimes abbreviated to c.1900.
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