I admit to jumping on the current trophy/urn bandwagon. Actually, if you want to know the truth I was on this train a long time ago. I bought a 16" trophy vase from Pottery Barn eleven plus years ago. I don't remember how much I paid for it, but it wasn't much because back then $20 was my mad money for the month.
Last summer my husband ran across three trophies at Goodwill that had real marble bases. The trophies themselves were a horrible cheap faux brass, but they had great shape. Here is a picture:
The lamp also has a marble base and is getting ready for some spray paint as well.
I taped up the base and sprayed away with a brushed nickel.
Here she is with some of her sisters. The hammered one to the right is the Pottery Barn trophy that started it all.
Tonight I went to a lecture by interior designer Garrison Hullinger (spelling the name right?) at Restoration Hardware. I LOVE their catalog and store, but can hardly afford to step inside. They had catered food and free wine and beer so the night was fantastic. We also were able to shop while the store was closed and were give 20% off our purchases. I picked up a few things, but mainly oohhed and ahhhed over their decor. I was so excited when I saw a table full of urns that looked just like mine, but smaller. I picked one up and flipped it over to look at the price. I nearly choked on my beer. $54. Faux marble base, same cheap metal, but $50 more than I paid for mine. Wow.
Here is a shoddy picture of the vignette and trophies (I only had my phone with me):
I looked on their website for the exact trophies I found, but they didn't have them there. They did have these in case your wallet is fat this month:
They can be yours for $109-$379.