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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:24 AM

I just had to share this; it is an odd little thing. And as always do not use screen shots.
I saw this and as always I try to figure it out before I check the captions or notes. I couldn't figure it out either. To me it looked like just a lump of glazed clay. I will give you one view now and another later.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

I just had to share this; it is an odd little thing. And as always do not use screen shots.
I saw this and as always I try to figure it out before I check the captions or notes. I couldn't figure it out either. To me it looked like just a lump of glazed clay. I will give you one view now and another later.





It seems to have a nautical theme to it, but I grew up and live in Kansas so I don't have much experience with water and what little we had is rapidly drying up. Denice

#3 Lucille Oka

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:26 AM

Yes, it does have sea creatures of some sort. But ahh what is it? There is a visible faint hint.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:18 AM

A jug, (or an ashtray), there's not much that can't be used as an ashtray. :D

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

I was thinking door stop. :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

my guess ... aquarium decor.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

Water dropper for sumi ink when one is using an inkstone?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

Water dropper for sumi ink when one is using an inkstone?

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I see one faint little white fleck at the bottom almost center of the image. My guess--octopus.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

Maybe an ocarina or whistle?


I just had to share this; it is an odd little thing. And as always do not use screen shots.
I saw this and as always I try to figure it out before I check the captions or notes. I couldn't figure it out either. To me it looked like just a lump of glazed clay. I will give you one view now and another later.






#10 Lucille Oka

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:51 AM

Water dropper for sumi ink when one is using an inkstone?

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Close.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:06 AM

curiouser and curiouser! When do we learn the truth????
Suspense is killing me!
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#12 Lucille Oka

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

I have added an additional image of the vessel. It was difficult to do for some reason.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

Looks like a soap dish with an undersea theme.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

Looks like a soap dish with an undersea theme.


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But there is that definite hole or created opening on the right side suggestive of use for either drawing something up into the vessel or blowing something out??

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:07 AM

Wow...love that color in the second photo. It is looking like a soap dish with drains.
when will you tell us???
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

Wow...love that color in the second photo. It is looking like a soap dish with drains.
when will you tell us???
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I agree, it is a very pretty color.

Still have no idea. The holes are strong onto compared to those on the sides suggestive of something dripping through these openings. What could it be??

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#17 Lucille Oka

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

I hope this goes through I am posting this from my phone. The vessel is an ink well. I will try to post another ink well tomorrow when I get to my computer.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

An ink well! I have seen inkwells from the Middle East with those small holes.
Interesting. Where is it from..dates?
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#19 Lucille Oka

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:01 PM



It is a 'Shell Inkwell' Staffordshire, England 1830




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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:00 AM

Attached File  Three Spaniel Ink Well Staffordshire victorian 1860.jpg   15.74KB   56 downloads

This is the other Inkwell. It looks like it is a slip cast piece. I like the the dogs' attitudes.
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