Hyacinth Vases on ebay


I've been tracking prices of hyacinth vases on ebay for the past few years. I hope I've covered the most common ones but there do seem to be a huge variety of variations.

Squat bulbous vases, some people call them "Tye shape" but I think that can be confusing as "Tye" is a more specific kind of hyacinth vase. As you can see these vary enormously from the handblown example on the left to the mould-blown ones on the right.

squat bulbous vases

Cobalt blue squat hyacinth vases

these are one of the commonest vases for sale on ebay

average price £15.65 based on 268 sales

highest price £137

lowest price £3.20

Green/teal squat hyacinth vases

I'm grouping green and teal vases together as there are so many different shades, some quite similar.

average price £15.26 based on 268 sales

highest price £58

lowest price £3

squat teal hyacinth vase

Amethyst squat hyacinth vases

average price £15.25 based on 237 sales

highest price £44

lowest price £1

squat amethyst hyacinth vase

Amber squat hyacinth vases

average price £12.56 based on 140 sales

highest price £140

lowest price £2

amber squat hyacinth vase

Tye hyacinth vases

Tye vase on the left below in comparison with another squat bulbous vase on the right. The Tye vase has a short rim at the top unlike the other vases which generally have taller rims which vary in size quite a lot and can be quite uneven, NB all Tye vases are marked on the bottom, there are non-Tye vases with short rims

Tye in comparison with other squat vase

Tye hyacinth vases

all colours, average price £48.01 based on 42 sales

low price £10, high price £155

(Tye triple: 1 sale £395)

Tye hyacinth vase

Tall hyacinth vases

These vary enormously from hand-blown 19th century vases to modern factory-made vases. The ones pictured below are older 19th century vases which are hand-blown and uneven.

tall hyacinth vases

Tall cobalt blue hyacinth vases

average price £20.50 based on 268 sales

highest price £130

lowest price £1.75

tall cobalt blue hyacinth vase

Tall teal/green hyacinth vases

average price £19.55 based on 217 sales

highest price £79

lowest price £0.50

tall teal hyacinth vase

Tall amethyst hyacinth vases

average price £22.19 based on 123 sales

highest price £83

lowest price £1

tall amethyst hyacinth vase

Tall amber hyacinth vases

average price £12.27 based on 109 sales

highest price £50

lowest price £1

tall amber hyacinth vase

tall vases with a frilled cup, average price £16.78 based on  68 sales, high price £46, low price £4.20

frilled cup hyacinth vase
tall vases with a frilled pan cup, average price £17.49, based on 39 sales, high price £56, low price £1.50 frilled pan cup hyacinth vase
Portmeirion "Up the Garden Path" ceramic hyacinth vase, average price £7.77 based on 19 sales, high price £36, low price £1 Portmeirion Up the Garden Path hyacinth vase
Portmeirion glass vase, average price £13.30 based on 11 sales, high price £45, low price £5  
Modern hyacinth vases

"Sugared" 1950s hyacinth vases

these are quite common on ebay

green: average price £7.78 based on 142 sales, highest price £37.50, lowest price £1

yellow: average price £6.67 based on 148 sales, highest price £43, lowest price £0.50

blue: average price £6.83 based on 165 sales, highest price £38.50, lowest price £1

white: average price £6.24 based on 71 sales, highest price £20, lowest price £1

pink: average price £6.74 based on 207 sales, highest price £38, lowest price £0.50

There is also a bell-shaped hyacinth vase with sugaring (I had one but gave it away - will have to see if I took a pic of it): average price: £6.30 based on 35 sales, highest price £20.50, lowest price £1

sugared 1950s hyacinth vase

1950s hyacinth vases

as well as clear, these are also available in peach, lustre and  light green but the average includes all variations

average price £5.38 based on 96 sales

highest price £19

lowest price £0.60

1950s hyacinth vase

Luminarc hyacinth vases

These were made by Luminarc (in recent decades) but are also sold via other companies, in both clear and other colours. I bought some that were painted the other colours but not sure if all the coloured ones are painted.

average price £2.77 based on 296 sales, highest price £15, lowest price £0.12

Luminarc hyacinth vase

Bakker/Spalding hyacinth vases

These were sold very recently by  Bakker/Spalding bulb companies for £9.50 for a set of 3, although some sellers claim they are vintage; they definitely are not. The white is painted on and the houses are a sticker.

average price for a single vase  £3.98 based on 177 sales

highest price £19

lowest price £0.40

white vase with blue houses decoration

Bakker Spalding hyacinth vases

ceramic blue and white hyacinth vase with windmill  - still being sold retail in  garden centres

average price £2.91 based on 48 sales

highest price £11

lowest price £0.80

(I cannot provide an image as I never bought one of these)

Crocus vases

average price £1.42 based on 188 sales

highest price £40.00

lowest price £0.10

 

dimpled/pinched hyacinth vases (front row, the two vases on the left)

average price £2.92

based on 146 sales

highest price £23

lowest price £0.25

modern hyacinth vases
1940s/1950s with flower transfer designs (at least a dozen different designs were produced) and gilt rings around the top, right and left in the back row, average price £6.13 based on 12 sales high price £14.50 low price £1

cranberry round flattened Stuart but possible other manufacturers as well and other colours, average price £50.21 based on 19 sales, high price £129, low price £12.50

 

ceramic and terracotta hyacinth vases

average price £65 based on 50 sales, high price £261, low price £6.50

uranium hyacinth vases

average price £56.84 based on 50 sales, high price £255, low price £15

Richmond design hyacinth vase

average price £85.80 based on 38 sales, high price £200, low price £14.50

 

teardrop vases may be ribbed or smooth, may have narrower rims, average price £13.54 based on 103 sales, high price £48, low price £5

I don't know a better term for this shape, elongated teardrop average price £17.24 based on 38 sales, high price £36, low price £1.50

 

 

 

Cox and Cox

now being sold as "vintage" or "antique" but were sold in recent years as a set of 3 (different colours) with an "engraved" fern design, I've heard the "engraving" is a clear sticker

average price £4.40 based on 53 sales, high price £10.50, low price £1.95

don't have an image, until recently they were still on the Cox and Cox website
Available retail at garden centres. I bought this Oct 2014 for £1.99.

 

square-based modern hyacinth vase

Two's Company modern hyacinth vase

sold  in the 1990's to 2000's

This also came in purple.

average £12.50 based on 18 sales,

high £25

low £4

green Two's Company vase

green Two's Company hyacinth vase

These are being sold under various brand names as hyacinth vases but I don't think the opening is large enough for hyacinth bulb roots. 

recycled glass hyacinth vase

data up-to-date as of  October 2019