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Help to identify an oil jug

Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 4th 2017, 3:31 pm

Hi all,

We've come across the rather unusual tea pot without any markings. I don't suppose anybody can help shed some light on the maker or it's origins please?

Many thanks in advance!

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Post by dantheman on January 4th 2017, 4:06 pm

very nice but is it for tea?

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Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 4th 2017, 4:30 pm

dantheman wrote:very nice but is it for tea?

I suppose it could be for coffee. Coffee pots are usually tall and slim?
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Post by dantheman on January 4th 2017, 4:39 pm

neither use corks or have spouts like that?

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Re: Help to identify an oil jug

Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 4th 2017, 4:42 pm

dantheman wrote:neither use corks or have spouts like that?

Maybe it's for oil?
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Post by dantheman on January 4th 2017, 7:28 pm

how does it pour?

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Post by denbydump on January 4th 2017, 7:34 pm

I think we need to know how high it is.
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Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 4th 2017, 7:46 pm

denbydump wrote:I think we need to know how high it is.

18cm long, 18cm wide and 17cm tall.
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Post by Mordeep on January 5th 2017, 3:55 pm

Looks to be for oil but 18cm by 18cm by 17cm makes it full tea pot size and that is very large for oil. I have seen similar designs from Italy when your infusing oil with flavours but those have been smaller.
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Re: Help to identify an oil jug

Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 5th 2017, 4:55 pm

dantheman wrote:how does it pour?

It's looking more like an oil jug given how it pours as you have to tip it a full 90 degrees for the liquid to come out. A thin stream of water does come out but it would take a while to fill up a mug. Mystery solved I reckon.

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Post by NaomiM on January 5th 2017, 5:05 pm

A base photo would help to rule out an oriental origin. As it is, Italy would be my best guess too.

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Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 5th 2017, 5:58 pm

NaomiM wrote:A base photo would help to rule out an oriental origin. As it is, Italy would be my best guess too.

Hey Naomi,

There's no markings of any type on the base unfortunately
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Post by Mordeep on January 5th 2017, 7:37 pm

You can still learn a lot from the type of pottery and shape of the base. Even without a mark
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Post by NaomiM on January 5th 2017, 10:58 pm

Base photos are important for info on the construction of the pot which can indicate the marker and/or location; important regardless of whether or not there's a mark.

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Re: Help to identify an oil jug

Post by absolutelynicevintage on January 6th 2017, 10:24 am

NaomiM wrote:Base photos are important for info on the construction of the pot which can indicate the marker and/or location; important regardless of whether or not there's a mark.

I had no idea sorry. Here's a photo of the base...


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Post by NaomiM on January 6th 2017, 12:08 pm

Cheers. I think Italian is the best bet.

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Re: Help to identify an oil jug

Post by dantheman on January 6th 2017, 1:16 pm

that would make sense

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