Saturday, November 29, 2008
Funny little pot
Can any of you great, experienced antiquers and thrift-store shoppers help me out? What is this funny little pot I have?
I bought it years ago in a thrift store in Seattle, in a box with a bunch of other stuff. It's shaped like a pumpkin or calabash, and has a frog and a newt molded on the surface. If it's a vase, its top is odd - there is a very wide, sturdy flange, and a very narrow opening.
It's about six inches in diameter, and about three inches tall. There are no identifying markings on it. The bottom doesn't have a distinct base, just a slightly flattened place so it can stand up sturdily.
What is this funny little pot? Where is is from? How old is it? Has anyone ever seen another like it?