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Posted 2 years ago

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Vintage_Joe
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Stoneware teapot. I bought it from garage sale.
Fish decoration maybe hand carved. Indian, asian don't know.
I wanna know more of it.

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  1. AsherasAttic AsherasAttic, 16 days ago
    This is a very unusual piece. I've never seen anything like it. I don't think it's Chinese or Japanese. It doesn't look Indian either. Perhaps it's a fantasy piece created by an unknown potter. The fish handle with the open mouth and scary teeth are unlike anything I've seen before. Wish there were more photos. Are those skulls around the bottom of the handle? The Victorians liked fish and animal representations on their teapots. I've seen one with a snake coiled around it but nothing this sinister looking.
  2. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 15 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for commenting, so sad i can't update these images because part of this web application doesn't work!!!!!!!!!????
    These items are carved into rock, it is maybe soapstone.
  3. AsherasAttic AsherasAttic, 15 days ago
    Soapstone calls to mind native Canadian work. The razor toothed fish handle might represent a whale or shark or some large scary fish. It might be worth having it appraised by a professional.
  4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 15 days ago
    Cool teapot !! ;-)
  5. paulmartin paulmartin, 15 days ago
    Imagine how long that must have took to make - Love it !!
  6. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 15 days ago
    Thanks for commenting.
    Still looking similar items and more info from web.
    When you look close lid, there is very similar in old chinese porcelain.
  7. AsherasAttic AsherasAttic, 15 days ago
    I love mysteries like this!
  8. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 15 days ago
    Carp theme was very popular in chinese pottery.
  9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 14 days ago
    I saw alot of weird and wonderful teapots on my google image search, but none which looks like that one. My guess would be that it is a tourist piece. Quite interesting! Thanks for posting your photos.
  10. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 14 days ago
    Thanks efesgirl for comments.
    I think if this is for turists there must be millions out there ;)

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