Pottery Candlestick, What’s With The Words?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by kardinalisimo, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    ED25502E-FAFF-4374-A046-CEF41548C1A8.jpeg 5108DDBB-2B8D-4E0B-B458-E410702B5025.jpeg C886B436-2A13-4A88-B1BF-5EF89FB9E678.jpeg 12A918A3-8346-48E7-B64C-A039CD9C3FAA.jpeg 3888E054-EDCD-4297-9D2E-B114BB4D5C9E.jpeg Is that supposed to be English?
     
  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Well, yes, sort of. Don’t burn the candle at both ends. Dinna means don’t, and baith for both, usually Scottish words. Yer for your.
    Think the makers spelling of candle is obviously wrong.
     
  3. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks. So, possibly British in origin?
     
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  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Looking likely.
     
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  5. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Or made in Scotland. It's very poorly painted
     
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  6. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I just read that the "d" following an "n" is often dropped in Scottish dialects. One example given was canle.
     
  7. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of motto ware.
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Badly done copy of a Scottish majolica motto ware candlestick. Sorry!
     
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  9. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    I guess if you are saying copy, then there should be an original example it was made after?
     
  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yes, or at least similar.
     
  11. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I did not mean I thought it was original Majolica motto ware, but they often had those "gramatically challenged" (for lack of a better explanation) sayings on them.
     
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Oh, I got that, I was more repyling to kard. ;)
     
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