Posted 2 years ago
This is an interesting pottery "canister" that has a side "pocket" with piece above it to maybe hold other utensils? What's really unusual about this is the spoon that came with the piece... it has holes drilled into the bowl of the bowl of the spoon, which is shown in the 3rd picture. I've never seen a piece like this before, but keep thinking it may be of oriental design?
Two things have me baffled at this point... what is the purpose of this canister/jar, and is the mark on the bottom familiar to anyone? I try searching on "RP" pottery and keep get hits for Rookwood! Maybe I am looking at the signature wrong? HELP!
Piece is just over 5 inches tall w/out lid, and has a diameter at the mouth of about 4 inches.