Featured Blue and white piece from Denmark. What is it?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by vintagerobin, Aug 28, 2023.

  1. vintagerobin

    vintagerobin Well-Known Member

    This came in another auction lot. I first thought it was an inkwell with holes for pens. But it's open in the top and would not hold ink.

    Then I thought it must be a candle holder. But what purpose do the holes serve?

    I can read Denmark on the bottom but can't read the maker's name.

    Anyone know what this is and who made it? Thanks!

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  2. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    You would but the stems of flowers in the holes. It is possible (if opening big enough) that a bulb would be sprouted in the top opening.
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking something short like crocuses.
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    There's a town in Denmark named Kollund.
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Maybe a combination vase/candleholder: some water in the bottom to keep some flower heads fresh, and a candle for the center.
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  7. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

  8. vintagerobin

    vintagerobin Well-Known Member

  9. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Definitely agree with it being a type of posy vase. A small spray of flowers in the top and individual flowers in the holes. I don't believe a bulb could be sprouted in the top of yours because the bottom of the bulb wouldn't be able to get close enough to the water.

    A Jersey Pottery example:

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  10. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    You are right about the bulb not getting to the water. Didn't think about that.
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  11. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

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