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  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi folks

    can anyone help with any info on this little (4") jug

    havent got a clue :), thinking maybe italian ?

    Glazed inside

    no marks at all

    side seams

    any thoughts appreciated (sorry they are so dark but it is so late)

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Cute, charlie.:)
    I am inclined to agree. But let's wait for the others.
     
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks aj, do you think the blue oval is a face ?
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes I do. Maybe @Bronwen can link it to a Classical image?
     
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Really miss Walter del P. Not convinced there is a face there. Would expect corresponding panel on the other side of the handle to match if it were:

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    As a face, it gestalts as sort of Medusa-ish. However, really not sure there is anything in the decoration that would violate Islamic proscription on depicting living things.

    Like it very much. Condition suggests not much age & may be more decorative than functional. Still, a handsome piece. Have you poked around in the world of majolica?
     
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Italian?:)
     
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info Bronwen, glad you like it. I did search at first using majolica as a search term but couldn't find any similar
     
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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Or Spain. I really only meant that all the designs could be abstract, although some hint at faces or plants. I'm thinking more about influences, not having any substantial knowledge at all.
     
  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I know zilch about the subject but I get a Portuguese feel for this.
     
  11. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I see, I was wondering about the jump to Islamic.:) But you are right, the entire Mediterranean was influenced by the Islamic world.

    There is no Islamic proscription on depicting living things though. There is on depicting the Prophet and his family. But there are always regional or sectarian prohibitions, as with anything.
    As you can see here, people, animals, and plants on a Persian Qajar dynasty tile:
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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is only small, give it a break. Who knows what it will grow into, with some tlc.:)
    I was thinking along the same lines.
     
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  15. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    :hilarious:
    I shall keep the little fledgling close to my chest, and speak words of encouragement onto it as if I were its own mother:)
     
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  16. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is something I was starting to consider as well. I think we need @Ownedbybear on this one.:)
     
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