What a great find we have for sale today!! This sale is for an extremely nice vintage/antique stoneware hummingbird feeder. I have never seen one until I purchased this one. This feeder is signed by the artist although I do not know who the maker is since this artist's signature pieces are in the form of a design. The signature looks like a Russian hand cicle overlapping a letter X. I was told that this birdfeeder was " OLD " but I am not able to clarify or verify it's age. It could be more vintage than antique. This is w I trust you the collector/ buyer that you know your collectables. The maker did a superb job on the design of this feeder, using contours twists and swirls quite a remarkable piece of art if I do say so myself. T is a wire inside a soft plastic that is attached to the top of the hanger. I am positive that this did not come with the feeder when it was made, but it honestly does make a nice hanger to hold the feeder in place. You can take off the wire, and I have decided to leave it on since I did not want to take a chance of breaking the fabulous feeder. T are no condition issues to report on this feeder nor is t any crazing that I could find. The watering tube is old and the rubber stopper is old and dried out, but I have left that in also for fear of damage. If you love hummingbirds or stoneware... and have not seen a piece like this such as myself, you DON'T want to miss out on this wonderful sale!! Don't let this piece get away!! Any questions, please ask. If you have any information on the artist, I would appreciate any info you may have so that I can share this with others. Thank you for looking at this sale today... Starting bid of $9.99 with NO RESERVE!I charge 65 cents for mail confirmation and this fee is included in the total shipping cost. T are no hidden fees, buyer pays exact shipping. Please visit my other auctions that are listed, I am happy to discount shipping. Buyer pays shipping and insurance is optional. If buyer declines insurance I will not be held responsible for damages that might occur during shipping ALL SALES ARE FINAL. All my items I sell are sold as is unless I post them differently. I appreciate feed back, and I will do the same for you when I recieve feed back. If t are any concerns/problems, please contact me as soon as possible. My goal is to make sure that you as a buyer are well satisfied with your purchase and service. Payment is expected within 7 days of auctions end. Please contact me if you are paying with a money order so that I will not invoice you twice.