Universe Ceramics... Ashtray?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by sav85, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. sav85

    sav85 New Member

    I bought this beautiful piece of pottery today. The seller said it was an "unusual ashtray." I have tried doing extensive research on Universe Ceramics / Heath Ceramics, hollow ashtrays, even searching ceramic mortar and pestles. I cannot find information on this object anywhere! Does anyone have an idea of what it could be / who made it / when it was made? Thank you in advance!

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Size ? My knee jerk is its some sort of pitcher to pour something out of. I think that little dent at the end is where you put your finger to hold it while pouring . But I could be way off ! Welcome to the board .
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  3. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Just a wild guess here....Looks like an invalid or baby feeder. It should have a cork for the hole......you fill it with hot water to keep whatever liquid is in the bowl warm.
    Like I say.......Just a wild guess.
  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    What size is it?
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  5. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I cannot tell how large it is either?
  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'm with Bdigger on baby feeder, except I think the 'rest' is for a spoon.
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  7. sav85

    sav85 New Member

    I think those are good guesses. The bowl isn’t very deep though. Hmm. To those asking about the dimensions, I’d say it’s about 5” wide and 3” tall. I don’t know for sure off the top of my head, though.
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  8. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    At 5" the spout would be too wide for a nettie pot - right?
    So, with that thought in mind, I am going to opt for a children's medicine dispenser.
  9. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of medicine.
  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I think if this was a medicinal vessel in the olden days, the medicine would have been much more natural and herbal tonics, rather than prescription drugs. It was just a WAG, I really don't know what this rig was for!?
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