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    Posted 2 years ago

    ho2cultcha
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    i'll do another post about the funny way i rescued this piece from the trash.

    this piece is really massive - 12" across and 11" tall. i love the color and the design. i don't know anything about it yet. it has a small chip on the lip which you can see in the last photo here, but good condition otherwise. i think it's a jardinere, but i'll never figure out how these are supposed to hold plants with no drainage.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It's a beauty! A bit of colour coded nail polish will fix the chip well enough.
      Maybe it's for something like an aspidistra or neanthe bella that won't need much water.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      thanks racer! Sanseveria - Snake Plant should work. not sure about the others. all plants need some water, and if there's no place for the excess to go, it creates an anaerobic environment [stinks and rots]. so only plants which can tolerate that can live for long in pots w/ no drainage.
    3. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Love this pottery. I think that my mother used to put pebbles or gravel at the bottom for excess water drainage.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      thanks vintagelamp. that also works for plants which tolerate anaerobic conditions only.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Wow that is a nice large Roseville Jardinier ho2cultcha, what a great find. It would look good on a stand or window box, on a porch, and the interior has no calcium deposits, like never used. Too bad about the chip, but Karen is right a little nail polish, and a plant, and who cares, never seen! :^)
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      thanks bill! i know that this sounds crazy, but i might drill some holes in the bottom so that i can have a cool plant in it. is that just too crazy?
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Nope not crazy at all, it's on the bottom and never seen, and if you ever wanted to, it's an easy repair, for the same reason! :^)
    8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
      Love this ho2, Thank goodness you saved it. What people will throw away sometimes beggars belief.
    9. artfoot artfoot, 2 years ago
      This is Roseville's "Dogwood II" pattern introduced in 1928. It differs from the earlier "Dogwood I" pattern in that the branches were changed from brown to black. It came from the factory without a drainage hole and a matching pedestal would have been available. These jardinieres and pedestals were meant to be parlor pieces and potted plants were brought in from the garden or conservatory and placed in them for display when needed. An inch or so of charcoal at the bottom would keep the run-off from getting rancid too quickly.

      My thoughts on whether to drill or not to drill, for what they're worth - I have my prejudices against "restored" pottery and would rather see it find some re-purposed use.

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