Featured Majolica bowl 19th century

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  1. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    EBC2DB98-389B-4C99-BC47-8F3DA84C482F.jpeg D6CB9057-2E3E-40C5-843C-E28BA65CBB57.jpeg 5E6217B4-A0EC-4FC8-AE4C-FDA30EF87AD5.jpeg 2C594E49-875E-411F-B461-4297E346076F.jpeg 7E05D28E-4FA2-4098-9772-D3C86A1F69CC.jpeg FCDD9B0A-4056-409F-A4E3-9EE4DD2177DA.jpeg I picked this up at a carboot sale for £2 about 5 years ago. I thought it might be nice planted up with bulbs if I silicone up the hole. It’s 3 and a half ins deep and 10 inches diameter.
    Well, no bulbs it just got put upstairs on one of the piles and I found it again the other day and i sighed, I thought why did I buy this, it’s got a hole in it and no lid. Anyway I thought I’d do a bit more research and I think it may be a terrarium minus the glass dome. What do you think please? I can only find online one other George Skey example and a George Jones so it may be rare. Another good lesson to research your items, this was being considered by me for this years car boot stall for a tenner.
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  2. Miscstuff

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  3. say_it_slowly

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  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Yes it is SIS. It's mainly the drain hole reference which made me think mine could be a terrarium. image.jpg
     
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  5. Houseful

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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've got a couple of Skey planters. Not majolica, same as yours. Don't plug the hole, line with coir or moss and sit it on an old plate. They're not massively valuable, but I like them.
     
  7. say_it_slowly

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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's definitely Skey, sis.
     
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  9. Houseful

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    Thanks for all the replies. I think it is likely to be a terrarium.
    There’s a glassworks in the next county that specialises in replacement domes so I’ll see how much it will cost.
     
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  10. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    very cool piece Houseful, would look great with a new dome:)
    the one in the first link SIS posted sold for $750
     
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  11. Houseful

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    Thanks. It was a lovely surprise to see it wasn’t what I thought it was.
    I’m emailing my brother tonight, he’s often quite disparaging about my bits of old ‘tat’ as he calls them.
     
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Here's one of mine - the other has an underplate. 60A.jpg
     
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  13. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    I would suggest waiting until you sell it. My experience is that those who consider old things to be junk will continue to see it as junk, even after you tell them what your research indicates it is worth. But once you get the cash in hand they suddenly become convinced.
     
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  14. say_it_slowly

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    Wow that's very nice. It appears to be the same pattern as the last bell jar above. It had occurred to me that Houseful's possibly could have been the base/saucer to a pot. Is your saucer anything like this?
     
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  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'll get a photo in the morning. It's basically just a flat saucer, not ornate and no hole.
     
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  16. i need help

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    Really Nice, Houseful! :)
    Would it be unusual for a terrarium to have holes?
     
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  17. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    I tend to tell him and my friends of any thing that’s in my house that may be worth a bit of money in case there’s a personal calamity ie me getting run over or something as I would hate to think of them just cramming all my things into a skip. I sell very little, just put stuff into auction occasionally to stop me tripping over it.
     
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  18. Houseful

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    I would have thought so INH, you would think the damp would ruin mahogany tables if they didn’t put something under it. I’ve only ever had a bottle garden.
     
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  19. i need help

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    I thought the purpose was to keep the moisture in, but I’m not much of a botanist. :rolleyes: It’s quite nice, so far I have not seen one with this decoration online. :)
     
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  20. Houseful

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    Here’s the George Jones one I found. Seems it has similar proportions
    to mine but I don’t have any actual measurements.
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