Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Large 10" Octagonal "Della Robbia" Style Planter/Roman Putti Bas-Relief With Latin Text Panel/Unknown Maker And Age

In Pottery > European Art Pottery > Show & Tell.
European Art Pottery557 of 2006French Plate POLITICAL CARTOON - History?ITALIAN POTTERY BOWL
Love it
Like it

JImamJImam loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
Rick55Rick55 loves this.
AnnaBAnnaB loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
aldo78aldo78 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
martikamartika loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
NevadaBladesNevadaBlades loves this.
maryh1956maryh1956 loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
beyemveybeyemvey loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
EfesgirlEfesgirl loves this.
See 18 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 5 years ago

    (1146 items)

    I stopped into our local Salvation Army the other day. This isn't the big modern one I usually go to and it's much older too. They just started a very odd way of selling the pound. Nothing has an individual price. All clothes are $1.49 a lb. and everything else is .49 cents a lb. except furniture. I found a nice brass foyer light fixture and this cost for both $9.18 ! I figured they both weighed about the same as this 10" planter is heavy Majolica so about 5 lbs. each. It's just beautiful in detail and color but man it's had a rough life. Hairline cracks galore which made me hesitate buying it but even so I just had to rescue it. I knew I'd kick myself later if I left it behind. The cracks are not really that visible except on the interior but I don't know what's holding this piece together ! Very Della Robbia in style, it has eight sides with bas-relief of Roman Putti playing instruments and one panel has Latin text incised into it. I tried to get a clear enough picture so if anyone is able to translate it that would be great. Some glaze damage on the the high spots of the putti have caused dark spots to the white ceramic. No maker's marks or labels anywhere. Possibly Italian or even French. Still. it's amazing to look at despite it's flaws. -Mike-

    European Art Pottery
    See all
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano Mid Century Modern Italy Art Pottery Bowl #2
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano...
    Bitossi Aqua pinched Pottery Vase 10" Tall RARE Italy 952
    Bitossi Aqua pinched Pottery Vase 1...
    Newcomb College Art Pottery Blue w Spanish Moss Vase Anna Frances Simpson 1928
    Newcomb College Art Pottery Blue w ...
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano Mid Century Modern Italy Art Pottery Bowl #1
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano...
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano Mid Century Modern Italy Art Pottery Bowl #2
    Vintage GOLD Gilt Fornasetti Milano...
    See all


    1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 5 years ago
      It is beautiful, I would have rescued it too! It definitely looks well made, but I don’t know any Latin, so can’t help there. I would have thought all Salvation Army stores would have been consistent in their pricing methods, but this saves time with a pricing gun!!!
    2. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      What an odd way to sell stuff! Do they have scales like in the produce department in supermarkets so you can weigh things to know how much they'll cost before being rung up by the cashier???
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks MaryH....I guess it's a test store to see how well this method works.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      very nice piece! reminds me of della robia.
    5. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Very interesting planter. I hope you will find info about it. Strange method of pricing. Not bad for the buyer!!! In that way little items, like jewellery will cost you maybe couple of cents.
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      They have two large flat counter scales that have a clear plastic storage containers similar to the one that you used to make the litter box Kiyoshi. They just put everything you buy in there and weigh it. Some things have old price tags on them but they just disregard them. The brass hanging light fixture I bought had $7.98 tag but the planter wasn't priced. Together they weighed about 8 lbs. so $9.18 with tax for both. Definitely a bargain there ! :)
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      You are so right Ho2...thanks for jogging my memory ! :)
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Martika.... I was explaining in the previous comment to Kiyoshi (Nevada Blades) exactly how the do things. It is strange but you're right I have bought jewelry for a few cents when they have it which isn't often. Plus they give away free bake goods donated by "Panera" on Saturday . They can't sell them after a few day because they don't have preservatives. So rather than throw them out they donate then to the store. To shopping carts full ! You just get two clean bags (one for your hand) and take what ever and how much you want from whole loaves of bread to bagels which are my favorite. I was told they still have to throw any leftovers away at the end of the day. It freezes well too I've used bread from a month before and it was still delicious ! :)
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning !!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.