Question of The day LOL! What on earth is This?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by GreenEyedGal, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    8E89F79C-C264-4BD4-AA22-C750EA1713C0.jpeg 8B864927-E211-49E6-954B-BE7FE0A16FCD.jpeg 4C5CA86A-E480-4EEC-A693-FE162552D2B9.jpeg DE190EE7-DE64-4C5D-B019-867DC4C7C61E.jpeg 92D6782A-3E41-4F78-8837-7F954FD1BFAB.jpeg I picked this up the other day wandered around ( thinking it looks incomplete ) and wondering what on earth it is ?? It looks like it’s old but but then again not …None the less my curiosity has gotten the best of me Again Any help would be appreciated!! Sorry about THE IPHONE SIDEWAYS PHOTOS a little frustrating Ugh! 8E89F79C-C264-4BD4-AA22-C750EA1713C0.jpeg
     
  2. i need help

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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Oil lamp? (just guessing)
     
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  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I am having a bit of trouble piecing together the overall shape from the cropped images. But from what I can see it looks like a modern/faux take on some variety of Meso-American libation cup. It may have been made on a potters' wheel, which was not traditionally used in that region. And the surface finish looks like applied "age".

    It would be helpful to see a view of the whole thing, and a profile of the animal face on the side (does it look like an alligator or crocodile?). Does the spout connect with the interior of the cup?
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I thought it was meant to represent a person with a headdress. Maybe a (Shamanic) transformation figure?
     
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  6. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Me too.
     
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  7. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    And I was seeing a stylized bat. But I agree, it looks like a reproduction of a pre-Columbian style, made on a potter's wheel, and not very long ago.
     
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  8. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    @toomanybooks It’s the size of a planter for plants …I will take photos sitting on a table & get measurements, please forgive the sideways photos … I don’t take them that way lol!
     
  9. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    It’s 6 inches across the top & app 4 in tall C7944331-2355-429D-80F9-E991AA3ED853.jpeg B1057806-3C51-49F7-8B63-7C03989BF534.jpeg 16A4ACA3-71B8-476E-93FB-FE143DCA6D53.jpeg 31A92C41-96E7-4A73-972F-8B9A22DFC4F7.jpeg
     
  10. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    @2manybooks I posted other photos and improperly tagged you OOPS! The spout not threaded , although does go all the way through , and it appears to have applied paint? To make it look aged , the face to me looks like the nose is a pigs snout . Odd to say the least . As I said it appeared incomplete to me and is like a planter or sorts in Sz… I literally paid a bucks for it to find out what the heck it is …. Nothing lost on my end but curious none the less
     
  11. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Sorry. I really can't place it. It is not a traditional form I recognize. As I said, the applied decoration looks sort of Meso-American / Central American, but the form itself looks more Asian. It might just be a modern decorative item with no particular cultural consistency.

    But maybe @Taupou has seen something like it.
     
  12. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    No, I am not familiar with the form at all.
     
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  13. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Just from the appearance of the ceramic, an idle guess would be Brazil.

    Long ago I had this piece marked Brazil (you can decide if there are any similarities):
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  14. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I'm sorry, I honestly wasn't sure which way was UP with the first two!!!!

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  15. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    It's a crude fix, and there's other ways to fix it, but if you took the photos sideways, when they uploaded sideways, they'd be rightways....
     
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  16. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    unless of course you took them the wrong sideways and they end up upside down. ;)
     
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  17. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    @potterplease I have tried sideways photos , stood on my head LOL, laid on the floor and nothing makes them upright
     
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  18. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    yep, it's one of those great mysteries in life, hence the reason I do PC and mouse and not android and touchscreen....my "Smart phone" is too smart for it's own good yet it is wrong oh so many times ....voice & recognition do not seem to go hand in hand when searching for words that sound like others , it's as bad as "spell checker"
     
  19. GreenEyedGal

    GreenEyedGal Active Member

    @wiscbirddog omg! I did a few sideways ( new iPhone ) older model wouldn’t do it ..You are Right!! The last thread I posted photos came out upright!! Thanks!! That’s bizarre.
     
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