Featured I have a soft spot for this old pottery.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by popsycat, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    I very rarely find a piece, but I love the history.[​IMG]
     
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  2. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    I like the thought that many years ago, it was precious enough to repair, or the owner was so poor, it had to be mended. I find the very old jug on the left, at the back, fascinating as I cannot figure out the age of it.
     
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  3. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    @popsycat - could we please see some individual photos of the jugs & repairs that have been made? The photo you have provided just doesn't show any of those details to me.
     
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  4. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Everyone has a new metal handle. Is there any one in paricular you want to see as I have to get someone else to take photos.
     
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  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    That explanation will do popsycat - no need for further photos, too much work for you.

    I think you are lucky to have a nice set of 3!
     
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  6. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Thank you.The one at the back on the left has metal strapwork going down the body as well. I love the old old mug. Too precious to throw out.
     
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  7. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    These are lovely, @popsycat !! I don't know where to look for such jugs?

    Are you in Europe, or where? ;)

    Nah, never throw anything out! :smuggrin::rolleyes:
     
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  8. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    I like the jug with the moulded vines in the middle. I would rescue it, too!
     
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  9. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    France. I like the fact that they were never thrown out.
     
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  10. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    If it were like the UK here, itinerant workers would travel around fixing things. The one at the back, on the right has brass fittings.
     
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  11. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I was smitten with the 3 brown jugs & didn't even notice the other 2. Someone cared a lot to go to the trouble of making new handles.

    Yep, Europeans have us Americans (such a throw-away society we are) beat on reusing lovely old items! Both of my parents were raised during the Great Depression & they knew the value of fixing everything - luckily some of it rubbed off on me. :D
     
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  12. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    I knew that there would be boardies here who would appreciate them. Not once have I had a visitor to the house who has admired them or be captivated by their history. I have them in the hall, so they are always on display. Most people have that look on their face when they are trying to figure out why I collect such items.
     
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  13. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I am also enthralled when I find a piece of pottery or porcelain that has been repaired with staples.
     
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  14. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I don't know if you're familiar with this site, Past Imperfect, but there are many many lovely old repaired items.

    I have a few with old repairs that I just love too!

    http://blog.andrewbaseman.com/?cat=4
     
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  15. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I enjoyed looking at the various repairs and the old pottery.
     
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    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

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