Have you ever seen a pot/planter like this one?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Bookahtoo, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    A friend of mine brought this in the other day. He said it belonged to his grandmother, and she had it ever since he could remember. He's in his late 60s. I think it may date back to the 1940s. It's about 8" tall. The decorations look like they were rolled into the clay. There are some cracks which almost outline various forms. Can anyone help?

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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Nope. If it didn't look like it has age on it, I'd think China. Does it have actual age? The paint job makes me think China import.
     
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  3. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    The bottom looks like nothing I've ever seen and sort of artificially aged..?

    I don't think this is majolica or old.
     
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  4. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I don't think he's lying. He might be mis-remembering.
    It could have come from Canada. He has family there. I'll ask him more questions about it this Thursday.
     
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  5. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Anti - do you see what I mean about how the dragonfly and leaves are formed?
     
  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I don't think he's lying either, maybe it is old but not majolica?
     
  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    They look "on top of" the clay, so rolled onto a slab of clay - is that what you mean, Book? It looks hand built, it's heavy, right? ;)
     
  8. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    Are you thinking about tube lining or slip trailing? Beats me.
     
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Not majolica, more "drip glaze." The outlines of the leaves, etc. seem to be very "neat" so I don't think they were hand applied. But I do like it!
     
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  10. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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  11. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I'll talk to him Thursday.

    It does look old in person.
     
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