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Post by Guest February 5th 2015, 7:44 pm

I was rummaging in the bottom of a box and found this gingerish pot.

its partly sgraffito, any ideas? Thanks




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Post by climberg64 February 5th 2015, 7:58 pm

Looks like it might have come with a lid originally. Oriental ginger jar maybe?
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Post by NaomiM February 5th 2015, 8:01 pm

Chinese ginger jar. These can date back hundreds of years but are so common they're not worth a lot.

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Post by NaomiM February 5th 2015, 8:03 pm

I don't think it's sgraffito. Transfer printed cobalt blue which has oxidised over time to give black lines.

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Post by Guest February 5th 2015, 8:27 pm

NaomiM wrote:I don't think it's sgraffito. Transfer printed cobalt blue which has oxidised over time to give black lines.

That's why I thought it unusual as I can feel the pattern?
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Post by Guest February 5th 2015, 8:28 pm

oops the pattern cut into the surface.
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Post by studio-pots February 5th 2015, 9:16 pm

It's provincial Chinese and wouldn't have had a pottery lid. Not seen this pattern before and, as Naomi says they are not expensive even when old, but some have great charm.

If someone wanted to collect inexpensive pottery because they liked it and not as an investment then this is what I would suggest.

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Post by Guest February 5th 2015, 9:58 pm

Thanks Studio, your right It has great charm : )
And you are so eloquent, you really have a nice way of saying the right thing : )
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Post by studio-pots February 5th 2015, 10:30 pm

Then you must congratulate yourself for bringing me up correctly. Cheeky

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Post by climberg64 February 5th 2015, 10:33 pm

NaomiM wrote:Chinese ginger jar. These can date back hundreds of years but are so common they're not worth a lot.

Got in just before you there Naomi Happy
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Post by Guest February 5th 2015, 11:00 pm

studio-pots wrote:Then you must congratulate yourself for bringing me up correctly. Cheeky
I do,

but be careful.

you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of mummy.

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Post by Potty February 5th 2015, 11:35 pm

Not fully convinced of this one to be honest.

Looks to be made from white earthenware?

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Post by denbydump February 6th 2015, 12:07 am

Get some cream cleaner on that foot-rim Zip
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Post by Guest February 6th 2015, 3:37 pm

denbydump wrote:Get some cream cleaner on that foot-rim Zip

Done, cream cleaner and a nailbrush.

It is very heavy for its size Potty so maybe stoneware or earthenware,
Not scraffito as I first thought but raised cobalt.

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Post by denbydump February 6th 2015, 7:34 pm

You're pirting agin Zip, calm down! SP in that skirt has got you going!

There is something about this pot, surely it has to be old, your new pics clearly show the
applied decoration, very nice, never seen anything quite like it.
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