Featured Majolica wine cistern?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Marzena, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    This time I come with this really huge ( 18 inches diameter) lovely bowl. So far away I only think that I know, that this is a wine cistern, but I have no idea from where or how old it may be. I need your help here again, please.
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I suspect it's a bird bath.
  3. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    So deep? It has 15 inches depth , now i am pretty suprised (again)))
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  4. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    Or may it be a bowl for water lillies?
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I like it.
    It has a vine leaf motif around it, but it also has 'splashing water' decorations on the rim. Confusing.
  6. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    I am slowly getting lost, if we talk about its functionality. I even started looking for basins, or punch bowls, or compotieres, but nothing is certain here. And I am curious, how these tiny blue white ornaments above masks and leaves are called? Are they called somehow ?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019
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  7. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    So very pretty. Reminds me of the Brush McCoy jardinières.
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is old.

    You say it is 15" deep and 18" diameter. Could it be part of an out door fountain missing the inerds?
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    JMHO, thinking 15" sounds too deep for a bird bath....they like to hop in the middle and splash around......around here anyway!!:smuggrin::rolleyes::joyful:
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    what's with that ring in the center of the base...is that ready to be punched out ??
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  11. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    This is something! Yes, I suppose it is to punch out, because there is almost half thinner bottom.
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  12. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Looking more likely then that’s it’s a fountain that should have a pipe where Komokwa has observed. Also the waves at the top could be another indicator.
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    at that size....maybe ready to be mounted to a tall base???
    water...or not !
  14. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    @Marzena, where I have circled, is that a hole that goes to the outside, perchance?? IF it were then it might be a fountain missing inside parts...... as 'Cluttered' above I think mentioned....or if not, it still could be a fountain as others have suggested!!!

  15. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    This is just a stamped trail of mask/leaves from the outer side,the reverse. There is no place for any holes inside, only eventually small one at the bottom. Here are better images 20190724_174717_resize_78.jpg 20190724_174725_resize_87.jpg 20190724_174733_resize_86.jpg
    I'd rather think about this hole at the bottom
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  16. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Thanks, that pretty much clarifies that!! So, leaning more towards an incomplete fountain at this point that others have suggested, then!!
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  17. Marzena

    Marzena Well-Known Member

    Nice to know, I will try to look for into into this direction)
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