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  1. JUSTIN JAMES

    JUSTIN JAMES The Curios Agency

    20210922_165312.jpg 20210922_165845.jpg 20210922_165044.jpg 20210922_165748.jpg Hello everyone.

    I picked up this vintage lidded jar today. Has a face on one side and squared spiral pattern on the reverse side. It also has a makers mark on the base that I am not familiar with and can't quite read. Hoping someone here might recognize it. Any advice or insight would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    It says Fanaloza, from Chile.
     
  3. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    What size is it? It looks like it would make a nice Halloween cookie jar. Although I doubt that it was made with Halloween in mind. It's really nice.
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It was inspired by pre-Columbian face jars.:)
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Loza means "ceramics" in Spanish.

    Debora
     
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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Company's been in business since 1899. Seem to have abandoned making these type of decorative items for the home. Here's a 1971 catalog which still uses that logo. You can see from the column to left on cover that they were still producing loza then.

    https://www.fanaloza.cl

    Debora

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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That would make sense, the style of the jar looks 1970s to me.
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I too think 1970s about right. One could always contact the company and ask. Or the local museum has a 284-piece collection of Fanaloza. They could also be contacted.

    https://museohistoriapenco.cl/loza-de-penco/

    Debora

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  9. JUSTIN JAMES

    JUSTIN JAMES The Curios Agency

    Thank you for this. I was trying to date it.
     
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  10. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Debora, your link sent me to a website for toilets. :D
     
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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, that is what the company produces now. That is the reason I gave you a second contact -- for the local museum -- which may be more knowledgable about its previous product line.

    Debora
     
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  12. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I see. I really like the jar. Too bad they can't make that kind of product now.
     
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  13. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

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  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  15. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    Ditto! Size does matter--I just assumed it was a cookie jar.
     
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