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    Posted 5 years ago

    kf5pv
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    I am not sure how to describe this and it has me stumped. it looks like some kind of mold. I am not sure what the black material is or what kind of wood it is. the wood is 3 layers in a criss cross pattern as you may be able to tell from the pattern. looks like an Asian piece. The construction does appear to be quite old or maybe it came from Kirklands lol.

    Thanks in advance.

    Paul

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      What a great piece and only bad thing is I cannot tell how big the urn is ?? But would love a piece like this. I found just using veg oil or some oil on mold can even use car body filler to make a nice urn from the mold. I used it from brass objects but this piece you have does not seem to be a mold because it would have to be design inverted (sort of like a negative to a positive). From this you would have to make a mold from this as it would be inverted correctly then ! This urn shape is particularly nice.
    2. kf5pv, 5 years ago
      Thank you Sir,
      I now understand it is an urn. Do you know of its purpose and origin?

      Thanks again

      Paul
    3. grendel67, 5 years ago
      Its not Asian the design of the urn isn't a asian shape. I think it is a mold for plaster decorative pieces that would be accent a wall or ceiling.
    4. IVAN49 IVAN49, 5 years ago
      This is positive image of the urn. So, it cannot be directly used to make plaster ornaments but rather to make a negative as intermediate step.
      http://www.christinedemerchant.com/mould-making.html
      Wood carvings like this are used for casting bronze in sand. It is pressed against fine wet sand to make the impression and molten bronze poured in.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Very special!
      I'm with Grendel and Phil.
      I believe Ivan totally solved the mystery! :-D
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      Your pics are a perfect example of what is called a "trompe l'oeil" (pronounced: tromp loy'), in French it means "fool the eye." The pictures make the urn LOOK like it is protruding UP from the black surface but the last pic clearly illustrates that the urn is carved INTO the surface. (If you stare at it long enough you can get your perspective to "flip" and you'll see it going down rather than coming up.) It could have been used to make plaster or saw-dust-&-glue composition pieces that would have been used to decorate walls or furniture that would then would have been painted.

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