Porcelain Incense Holder?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Incense, Jul 10, 2024.

  1. Incense

    Incense New Member

    This was given to me 40 years ago by a lady saying it was very old and valuable

    Years after I though it was lost I came across it in an antiques book. But of course I didn't bother reading up on what I thought I no longer had

    H. 4"
    W.1 3/4"

    Any direction would be greatly appreciated

    Edit: There are no Identifiable markings. And the picture I posted is very similar to that in the antiques book

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    well we don't know what book...so a photo of the no markings could help us !
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  4. Incense

    Incense New Member

    I apologize. There are no markings

    And thanks for showing interest
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    ya, we got that...except..the way a pottery was made can tell a lot about it........even with no marks !
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Thank you too, but I'm not even a Pottie..... they'll come around in good time !!:happy:
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Photographs of both the top and bottom please.

  8. Incense

    Incense New Member

  9. Incense

    Incense New Member

    yikes am I bad at this

    Apologies for butchering a thread

    One other thing. I'm not trying to get weird attention or be dishonest in any way.

    The only thing I paid attention to in the antiques book was the value. It was in pounds @ 20.000

    I know there'll be eyes rolling, and I probably come across as naive.

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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    You're fine, @Incense. All new members have difficulty posting photographs in their first few posts. I've just taken the liberty of reposting yours as Full Image instead of Thumbnail so they're easier for everyone to see. (You'll want to remember to do that in the future.) Could you just confirm the measurements above? 4" tall but only 1 3/4" wide? And why do you think it's an incense holder?


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  11. Incense

    Incense New Member

    Thanks so much Debora
    Yes those measurements are correct. Also...
    L. 3" at top
    L .3 1/4" at base

    I was on a Canadian antiques forum years ago where it was thought to be an Incense holder. They also mentioned it being Porcelain
  12. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Well, I dunno what it was used for unless you put a pastille in the top and burned it (sort of like an early air freshener). Usually though pastille burners are made like little cottages. Could be a very early porcelain, but I really don't know. Is that round piece supposed to be a clock/watch/clock pendulum? If so, it may have been a pocket watch stand. More questions than answers, but you may want to research early Staffordshire figures and wares. If you are on FaceBook there is the British Pottery and Discussion group. You might get more info or a research lead there.
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Is something broken off from the bottom of the clock/watch/clock pendulum? It looks like something is meant to extend there.

  14. Incense

    Incense New Member

    Hello and thanks for the replies
    I'm not sure if something is to extend below the pendulum. I do remember it showing exactly the same with that nub, in the antiques book

    It was probably a 50-75 word write up on it, and I didn't bother reading a single word

    The full sized images make it look rather homely and insignificant ...haha

    Thanks all for viewing
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