Featured Maling thing. Flower bowl?

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  1. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I grabbed this today from the man at the market who breaks lots of things. I'm amazed it's actually in one piece because I rarely find any Maling without hairlines. Maybe it's something about the clay they used? I am trying to identify what it is and thinking perhaps it is a flower bowl that had some kind of domed mesh over the top that the flowers poked through? It does feel like something is missing from the top though, given the holes around the edge.

    It has a number on the back but this doesn't yield anything relevant in Google.

    Any ideas what it could be?

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    It really helps to be given measurements. ;)
     
  3. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Its about two knees wide. However I am only 2 cm tall. :D

    Diameter is 26cm
    Height 6cm

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Well-Known Member

    Would those be metric or imperial knees?
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    lovely color...sweet design...... nice grabbing...!!!!!!
     
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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If that’s hollow, it’s a warmer which was filled with hot water.
     
  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Those holes around the rim make me thing a punch bowl with hangers for the cups.
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    we need a side photo
     
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  9. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I will do a side profile photo later. Sorry gone to bed. Yes it does seem hollow. Pretty light for its size. What would it warm up Bear? Also I was originally thinking the four digit code defined the type of item but now think it is the pattern used on it.
     
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    whatever the pattern.......it's vivid !!:happy:
     
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  12. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I've found a 5508 which is peony. I'm guessing this one (5507) is chrysanthemum sticking to the same theme? Thanks for the link
     
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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It would have kept some kind of food warm, maybe porridge.
     
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  14. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Ah that makes sense. I thought you meant a bed warmer and was struggling to get my head round it.
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Great find, Chin.
    I think this is also a peony, rather than a chrysanthemum.
    I get that you could be 2 cm tall, but 2 cm tall with knees that are 26cm wide?:jawdrop:
     
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  16. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'm a bit out of my ideal BMI. I need to exercise more.
     
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  17. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I have just googled peonies and I think you might be right. A client at work has some peonies and the petals looked more elongated. I will have to interrogate him.
     
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  18. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Absolutely paeonies. I grow a lot of them.
     
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  19. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    another vote for peonies. I have a yard full of them. They come in that color also.[​IMG]
     
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  20. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Here's the side view. Sorry about the wait ..

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