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Antique or reproduction or garden ornament?

Post by Marcusborra on May 15th 2014, 5:14 pm

Interesting item to me. I would like to know the country of origin. It is very heavy and mostly glazed inside. If it is a reproduction of something, then what? The inverted baluster shape confuses me, then again, it could have been made for the garden but I think not. Perhaps it is just what it is. There are plenty of pictures for you to look at.
I would appreciated any comments and ideas.
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Re: Antique or reproduction or garden ornament?

Post by NaomiM on May 15th 2014, 5:40 pm

Reproduction in my opinion. I'm not seeing any real signs of age. Possibly imported from somewhere like Indonesia or Greece.

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Post by studio-pots on May 15th 2014, 6:00 pm

The dark colouring over the terracotta does appear in the images to have been applied to "add age" but it isn't easy to establish from images.

I think it's "Harry Spankers" though.

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Post by NaomiM on May 15th 2014, 7:43 pm

The dark colouring over the terracotta does appear in the images to have been applied to "add age"


Agreed. Blackening due to age would be in the crevices and creases, not on the outer surface which is liable to rubbing and washing.

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Re: Antique or reproduction or garden ornament?

Post by Marcusborra on May 15th 2014, 8:35 pm

I agree reproduction but what period and country is it supposed to be copying.
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Post by NaomiM on May 15th 2014, 8:41 pm

I don't think it's necessarily a copy. It's simply 'rustic'. The sort of thing people would buy to put in their gardens.

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Re: Antique or reproduction or garden ornament?

Post by Marcusborra on May 15th 2014, 8:56 pm

Thanks Naomi, garden was one of my probabilities. It will look nice next to my gnome! Laughter 
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Post by NaomiM on May 15th 2014, 9:04 pm

I have gnomes too. I'm sure it'll appreciate it.

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