Featured What was this made in Austria piece used for?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Lizzie, Mar 6, 2024.

  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie All you need is love ...and a dog.

    I picked this up recently, mostly out of curiosity. It is 7" long, 2" high and hollow inside. The opening on the top is 3 1/2" wide. It's a pretty thing even with the damage. It is signed Made in Austria on the bottom in script. Does anyone know what it is for or how old it is? I was thinking maybe a planter of some sort. Thanks for looking and any thoughts.

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Bamboo. Isn't that sweet? I'd think a little planter too.

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  3. Finnclouds

    Finnclouds Well-Known Member

    … for succulents or maybe epiphytes. A bamboo one is really nice, they usually looked like logs. I wonder if an orchid would live in it.
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  4. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    A sort of posy ring, except in the shape of a bamboo?
  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It’s very much in the Worcester style.
  6. Lizzie

    Lizzie All you need is love ...and a dog.

    Thank you all... any ideas on how old it might be? I had to look up epiphytes and now I learned a new word. We call them air plants here in Florida. I am keeping it and will put either a succulent or air plant in it.
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  7. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing bamboo...but the fault is certainly mine. A very nice piece of porcelain, Lizzie!
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  9. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Yes...of course!
    The leafy growth at the joints (culms?), without stems, was unfamiliar to me...but obviously bamboo.
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  10. Lizzie

    Lizzie All you need is love ...and a dog.

    Best explanation ever Debora!
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