Mystery pot - where is it from and what is it for?

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Post by Auntiewainwright December 1st 2023, 1:06 pm

I would very much welcome help to identify this mystery pot - no idea what it would be used for or where it was made!

It measures approx 19cms x 13cms and, from the design, looks like it may have been a tourist piece, but unable to find out from where. It contains two stainless steel vessels, presumably for some kind of food...melted chocolate maybe?? The sgraffito design has an Italian vibe, but I doubt very much that this is its origin. Searches have produced no sign of the pot, its use, the design or the base label for GalaxyNine, which was presumably an importer or shop outlet rather than a studio.
Many thanks for any ideas or inspiration you can give.

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Post by Pugmill December 3rd 2023, 12:36 pm

Can thr metal liners be removed. If so can you send photos and photos of the decoration on the other sides.
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Post by Auntiewainwright December 3rd 2023, 12:59 pm

Hi yes they can. Attached is another photo of the decoration but it's the same all the way around. Since I posted this, someone suggested that it might be a table top fire bowl, where you use gel to creat a flame? Still no clue on where made thoughMystery pot - where is it from and what is it for? 20231216
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Post by Pugmill December 3rd 2023, 1:18 pm

Reminds me a little of acoma pottery. There is a water carrier motif on the side. Does the lid fit well without the metal liners? I think the metal liners maybe a later addition.
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Post by Auntiewainwright December 3rd 2023, 1:46 pm

Funnily enough, Google Lens picked out Acoma/Native American examples, but nothing that was an exact match, especially with the sgraffito markings. The lid fits well with the containers inside and sinks in a little without. There is also the hole in the bottom to consider. I'm not familiar with this type of work - would they have made a lidded object with a hole in it? Perhaps it's a more modern use of a traditional Acoma design. If you are able to point me in the direction of the pottery you saw with a water carrier motif, I will research a little further. Many thanks for your help!
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