Featured Weird jug. South American or just bonkers?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Ownedbybear, May 21, 2024.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    What thinkest folks?

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  2. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    A bit bonkers, IMHO. Marriage of Central American designs. Mayan/Aztec. Although I could be quite all wet as I don't know much about them. The incised marks on the right look a bit Japanese.
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  3. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Looks like Salvador Dalì got hold of a lump of clay.
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  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It’s mad, isn’t it. I’m actually wondering if it’s west German, of all things. They did some derivatives.
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  5. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I've seen some weird shaped Dutch and Belgian stuff, but not like that
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those plump legs are a feature of Costa Rican pre-conquest ceramics. So I guess modern Costa Rican, inspired by pre-conquest ceramics.
  7. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I love pre columbian Costa Rican pottery. That is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen just about though. No offense of course.
  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    None taken, it’s utterly deranged!
  9. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    That is crazy -- and lovable, too! IMO --
  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I have no clue, but it has a certain goofy appeal.
  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

  12. Rogusi

    Rogusi Member

    I agree it seems like a crazy modern take on a antiquity style. Agree with it having it goofy appeal!
  13. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Thank you for pin-pointing which Central American area/country!
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