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    Posted 5 years ago

    IVAN49
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    Decorative and watering porcelain planter figurines made of glazed porcelain except for long bisque unglazed shaft which, inserted into soil, attracts water by capillary forces and keeps soil moist for a couple of days. All three were made before WW I, possibly earlier. (The cachepot is Russian Alexander Popoff porcelain, Moscow , mid 19th century).
    Cannot find similar objects online to compare with. Using every possible keyword when searching was in vain. Hopefully, someone might shed some light on this. I have seen bigger figurines made for gardens, but these shown here are short and obviously made for room planters. Thanks for looking and helping with references, links etc.

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    1. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
      Very cool - looks like some websites call them self-watering stakes or spikes. Do they have holes in the top? https://www.etsy.com/listing/247758580/vintage-ceramic-self-watering-stake
    2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 5 years ago
      Thank you Hunter. Tried with your terms (keywords) and found several figurines spikes with holes in the top. Mine do not have holes, probably depending only on water collected into the hollow cylinder and porous bisque. But not a single old found online, these come from Austria-Hungary Empire, must be over hundred years old but on the other hand not so valuable to be offered online.

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