Beautiful highly collectible brass vase produced by the Fairthorne Studios when they were located in Toronto back in the 1980s. They have since relocated to St. Marys, Ontario and produce a totally different line of product. None so beautiful as their original line. They have gone more the utilitarian route.
I found only one mention of a Fairthorne vase on line. A rather plain one. This vase I have listed is a beauty. It weighs 235.5 grams - just over 1/2 lb. It measures approximately 6" tall x 2 3/8" x 1 3/4" I contacted Fairthorne Studios and spoke to Gayle Fairthorne who confirmed that was her signature on the vase. It's a little hard to read but is marked Gayle Fairthorne Studios /83 Canada.
The vase is in very good used vintage condition, especially for its age. The bottom has a leather like material protection and an insert. Gayle suggested that I use a non-abrasive metal polish on the vase and I did. It can still use a little more but I like it as it is. It has a very light patina in the form of tiny scratches and tarnish marks and it's BEAUTIFUL !