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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
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    Maybe it's a marriage of a lid to a pot...or not. The lid design matches up with the handles of the pot. The lid is a bit loose. There is a notch in the lid for the placement of a ladle. There's also a hairline crack in the pot and a chip on the inside rim of the lid which is not visible. ( no matter to me) .
    There is a mold #21 on the lid and a mold #42 on the base of the pot.

    There is a little drunk gnome sitting on the lid, laughing at me...

    Thanks for looking, CW friends!

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      It's pretty cool looking! Could it be something to do with beer? I'm just basing that off the little gnome holding a beer stein.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @jscott - I thought the same thing, but it seemed weird to me to but beer in there - ya know? LOL
    3. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      Have you tried german majolica biscuit /cookie jar?
    4. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      It does look complete
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      robin56- no, I haven't looked at that yet because of there's a notch in the lid for a ladle.
    6. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      Sounds like a soup or stew tureen. There is a German dish that does use beer in stew.
    7. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      Could also be for wine or punch
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Could be for something for serving punch or other alcoholic beverages.
    9. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      It looks like majolica.
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Now if I could only find a nice matching ceramic ladle....yeah, that's going to happen, lol!
    11. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      Never say never. I thought that about one of my pieces that I wouldn't ever find a match to it. Sure enough flea market day found one.
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      robin56 - yes, it is majolica. I will have to look for a old ceramic ladle during my travels. Ya never know!
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      The fruit on the sides seems to match the fruit on the lid, my guess is this is original to each other. Have you considered sangria? That is a fruited wine punch, isn't it?
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @katherine - sangria isn't a German beverage, so I don't think that would be it. I have never seen anything like this before and was hoping to find another online, but no such luck, lol!
    15. MA., 6 years ago
      rumtopf?

      MA
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @MA - It could be. I never thought about that. Here is a similar one but I think this one is bigger than mine:

      https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/413486809508776539/
    17. UglyPots, 5 years ago
      If there's a notch for a ladle then it isn't a rumtopf. Rumtopfs are used to steep and ferment fruit with spirits, and the process takes weeks, sometimes months. Whilst a rumtopf lid isn't airtight in order to release the gases caused by the fermentation process, it certainly wouldn't have a ladle notch because nobody wants to find several weeks worth of dead insects floating and decomposing when they finally open the lid in anticipation of a good drink.
      The decoration looks rather Christmassy to me so I'd lean towards either mulled wine or some simiar hot alcoholic concoction. The size of the handles also suggest hot contents; punch bowls and suchike tend not to have handles, and even when they do the handles are smaller than those on this piece, and lie close to the body of the pot.
      I'm also having doubts about it being German; that elf looks more akin to those of Scandinavian legend rather than the traditional gnomes of Germanic legend.

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