Featured BIG, FAT, ANTIQUE? 4 HANDLED TERRA COTTA OLIVE JAR?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by journeymagazine, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this at a local thrift store today. The manager told me it was a antique olive jar?
    It's big & fat (22" tall & 62" around - INSIDe handles; tape wouldn't reach outside).
    Is this a antique olive jar? Would people put their food/olives in this thing?
    I found some olive jars but no 4 handled ones - could this be something else?
    Any idea of age or where it's from?
    Thanks for any help.

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  2. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Is this a new copy maybe?
     
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  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I believe old olive jars would be / are glazed on the inside.
     
  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thanks - any idea what it is/was?
     
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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    ...for holding a lot of something - just not olives! (disclaimer - i could be wrong about that - it's just what i've read in a few places) Maybe a large planter? Maybe for dry foodstuffs? Maybe for a small person to hide in? Maybe for hiding the latest stuff you bought from your spouse?
     
  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've a few of these bought as nice garden decorative items. Not cheap.
     
  7. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Maybe for hiding the latest stuff you bought from your spouse?

    :woot::woot::woot::woot:
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I love it, journey. Some sort of storage jar, but not for olives I think.
    Is it big enough to hold some of your paintings?:angelic:
     
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