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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by gauntlettgems, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

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    Picked these up at the local thrift Not sure if they are old or made to look old but they certainly peaked my interest The pointy edge one is approx 8 1/4" in diameter including those points and 3" tall The other, which looks oldest to me, is 6 1/2" in diameter and 2 3/4" tall It is much heavier than the first item and feels like a denser material. I once had items from the Hellenistic period that kinda remind me of this second one but I think that is way off and the wrong region for this piece. Opinions, please! Did I find a long-lost treasure? They were purchased together in the same place. Any help is very much appreciated and hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  3. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    bump for help, please
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  4. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    As soon as the first picture loaded, I knew what I would post.

    I see @clutteredcloset49 has beat me to it. :cat:
  5. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Probably from Oaxaca, Mexico. Functional pottery.
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  6. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    Oh, lol. Is @Taupou the authority on this stuff?

    Ty. I’ll have to look up Oaxaca, Mexico
  7. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  8. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I was actually away enjoying my weekend, without internet service or cell phone reception. (Yes, there still are places like that!)

    The smooth one on the left is a traditional black clay soup bowl, from La Chamba, in central Colombia. The area has been known for its production of black clay cookware for over 500 years, but identical soup bowls are still being made today, and are offered for sale on line (check Amazon) and in specialty cook ware shops.

    I'm not familiar with the other pot. Rather primitive pots like that have been made all over the world for centuries, and tend to look similar. The four applied handles might be a clue, as would the type of clay and whether or not it was thrown on a potter's wheel. But that's hard to tell from the photos.
  9. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Glad to learn something new!
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  10. gauntlettgems

    gauntlettgems Well-Known Member

    @Taupou Hi and congrats on the getaway!! I would love to unplug. The one I suspect is older is the 4 handled one It does not have the appearance of being made on a wheel It almost looks carved or hand forged It is rather odd to me but I am a true novice when it comes to these types of wares. Would better pictures of different angles help? Ty for all of the help, I love learning as I go in this business.
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  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

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