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    Posted 4 years ago

    beyemvey
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    This well used example of Wedgwood's Rosso Antico dates to the Georgian era, probably the late 18th century, based upon the only marking being simply the early style "WEDGWOOD". It features black designs upon a terra cotta body and is a fine exemplar of the Etruscan Revival movement in art. In addition to the rococo swirls, feathers and rosettes, there is a Medusa head adorning each end. It is about 12" long by 3" wide. It saw a very active life as a working object and bears a few small chips that it picked up along the way. If one examines it closely, how it was used becomes readily evident, so let's play a game and declare whomever comes up with the correct answer first becomes the winner of 100 days of good karma!

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    1. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Appreciate the loves Mrstyndall, PhilDMorris, & aura!
    2. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Any guesses yet RE: use?
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Thanks again ho2cultcha!
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Game hint - look inside the dish - Photo4.
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      :-) Sean :-)
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      its a planter !!
    7. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Good guess Sean but that was not its use, though I suppose one could plant something in it. No winner yet :-)
    8. Hunter Hunter, 4 years ago
      cooking / serving? great piece!
    9. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      It's a super piece. Is it used for warming something?
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Good try Hunter but that isn't it. :-)
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      No Adele, not for warming or cooking :-)
    12. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Another hint... we don't really need these today.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      It is not glazed inside so that puts quite a few ideas to rest including a 'bourdaloo'.
    14. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Correct Kevin, not a chamber pot and far too small. :-)
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I'm still watching this !!!
    16. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      OK Kevin, if nobody gets it by this afternoon, I will reveal all!!! ;-P
    17. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Thanks to fortapache, LovelyPat, PostCardCollector, racer4four, kerry10456, AdeleC, jscott0363, vetraio50, & Caperkid!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      A wild guess... A Georgian Barbie's bath tub??? ;-)

      A storage/container for new candles, to replace the burned one on your chamber stick?
    19. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Best guess so far kyratango... but... nope! (LOL)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      As best guess so far, could I get 3 days of good karma? I'm in need of some...
    21. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Everybody who plays is automatically entitled to a full month of good karma... sadle, my karma ran over my dogma :-)
    22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      so what is it used for ?
    23. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Sean, I will reveal this afternoon (Eastern Time USA) if nobody guesses before then :-)
    24. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Here's another hint... think MIGHTY hard.
    25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      ill be at work darn it all.
    26. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      LOL Sean :-) Just a little more suspense ;-P
    27. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Since the suspense is getting to some of my friends... drumrollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll... It was used as a tray to hold quill pens as evident by the large quantities of iron gall ink on the inside of the tray and quite a few spatters here and there on the outside. I can almost picture Bob Cratchit resting his pen in such a tray. (Had Scrooge & Marley not been too cheap to provide one LOL) Thanks to everybody who played, and even those who didn't... good karma to all! - Cheers!!! - Bob
    28. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Good karma for officialfuel too ;-P
    29. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Kevin/Vetraio... what do you th-INK?
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      I'm still scratching my head, mind you it is 7.40 am here.
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      So pens it was !!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Anything Rosso Antico is amazing. This really is Great !!!!
    33. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Thanks Kevin. I love Things Georgian :-)
    34. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Appreciated usedcarlady!
    35. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      :-) endeeringlyvintage :-)

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