terra cotta jug

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by hunt2, May 26, 2024.

  1. hunt2

    hunt2 Well-Known Member

    I wondered how old this jug could be. It has allot of use wear. IMG_20240526_131504007.jpg IMG_20240526_131517559.jpg IMG_20240526_131551253.jpg
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    In a traditional style, of course, but doesn't look terribly old to my eye. Let's see what others think.

  3. hunt2

    hunt2 Well-Known Member

    in the traditional style of what?
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  5. hunt2

    hunt2 Well-Known Member

  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Where did you get it, and what were you told about it?

    Any competent potter could make a similar pitcher (oinochoe) today, so it cannot be dated by style alone. I don't see evidence of use, just average careless handling. The bottom looks quite fresh. Is there any staining on the inside?

    I would assume it is a modern decorative piece, made in a Mediterranean style.
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Nice decorative piece though.
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  8. hunt2

    hunt2 Well-Known Member

  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Looks nice, but I'm not seeing anything old. It would look great on a bookshelf with whatever you think looks good.
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  10. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I marked two areas in red...one along the edge and the other a "loose" rectangle....
    the edge definitely has numbers (modern!) and the rectangle done in two colors to try to bring out what looks like it's signed....but faint......another indication it's probably not old..........!??

    IMG_20240526_131551253.jpg POSS WRITING-B.jpg POSS WRITING-2.jpg
  11. hunt2

    hunt2 Well-Known Member

    OEPS i even didn´t see that, thanks for the heads up.
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