This vase is in good shape (see photos). There is no discoloration the vase is completely black. It stands approximately 7in tall and is 3 to 3 1/2in wide. Marked Louise Bigmeat Maney Cherokee NC 84. If you have any questions feel free to ask I will do my best to answer.
An example if her work is currently in the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian collection. The item "Cherokee wedding vase Louise Bigmeat Maney 84" is in sale since Thursday, July 09, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "patchlight" and is located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.