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Apr 9, 2017 9:34 AM CST
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...and what is it for? Orchids? Strawberries? I'm at a loss!! Your help will allow me to sleep at night...I staycup trying to figure it out!!
Thanks in advance! Brian

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Apr 9, 2017 2:07 PM CST
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Apr 9, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Almost looks like it could be an Ollas, but the holes are too big, like I said almost. Very interesting.
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Apr 9, 2017 2:39 PM CST
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A first attempt at Chiminea building?
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Apr 9, 2017 2:50 PM CST
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Brian,
Why not meet us half way and at least tell us where this came from...
You have not yet completed your profile page so we have no clue what city/state/country/region you are in. We also do not know where you found this clay object. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
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Apr 9, 2017 3:07 PM CST
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Maybe a handle-less smudge pot? An old world style fire starter (burner pot)? Could be anything really. I'm with Greene; where'd you get it?
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Apr 9, 2017 7:04 PM CST
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I was going to say an olla, except for the holes. Strange.
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Apr 9, 2017 7:23 PM CST
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Wow, that's really interesting! Do those small holes on the legs go through to the larger opening on top? I was thinking maybe it was some sort of watering container or possibly part of a fountain/water feature. From what I see in the third photo, it looks like soil was in the top portion at some point but it's a real mystery ... I've never seen anything like it!
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Apr 9, 2017 7:38 PM CST
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Well, the "feet" look like a good drainage arrangement. What is the hole on the side for?
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Apr 9, 2017 10:34 PM CST
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Hello, I'm sorry for the delayed response, I've been at work. I'll take another picture or 2 tomorrow to help with dimensions.
I found this in an estate sale in North Louisiana. The property(typical middle I could ever residence approx 40 yrs old) had lots of garden stuff, potted plants, and small ponds. It is made of what I believe is traditional terra cotta pottery.
It is completely hollow and all holes go through to the inner chamber. I bought it because it was unique but not sure what it was made for. I don't think it is particularly old, maybe 10 -20 yrs....just a guess.
I'll fill out my profile sign!
Thanks,
Brian Thank You!
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Apr 9, 2017 10:39 PM CST
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Welcome bd. Rather interesting piece you have, likely for some very specific purpose which you may, or may not, ever figure out. Perhaps someone here will recognize it. No worries about filling our your profile - totally up to you how much information you care to share.
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Apr 10, 2017 4:17 AM CST
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Does the flower pot shaped part at the top have a hole that goes through to the lower part also?
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Apr 10, 2017 9:12 AM CST
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Apr 10, 2017 9:20 AM CST
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I'm betting on it being something for containing fire. Not a planter. Smudge pot makes much more sense.

The holes at the bottom would let in air to keep the fire going, the top is the "chimney" and the hole in the front lets you insert a long match or other fire-starter so you don't burn your hand off lighting the thing.

Back in the "old" days citrus growers used to use things like that to generate heat on cold nights in their groves. Now they use fans and water.
Elaine

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Apr 10, 2017 3:55 PM CST
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I need help on finding out what this is?
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Apr 10, 2017 4:08 PM CST
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dyzzypyxxy said:I'm betting on it being something for containing fire. Not a planter. Smudge pot makes much more sense.

The holes at the bottom would let in air to keep the fire going, the top is the "chimney" and the hole in the front lets you insert a long match or other fire-starter so you don't burn your hand off lighting the thing.

Back in the "old" days citrus growers used to use things like that to generate heat on cold nights in their groves. Now they use fans and water.


I was thinking along the same lines with a fire in the base but wondering if it was for cooking. There are a few similar set-ups:

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Apr 10, 2017 4:08 PM CST
Name: Deb
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Welcome Lynn! That looks like some sort of dock to me. Mine is an invasive non-native biennial that produces very sticky burs in the 2nd year. I believe they are commonly found throughout North America, but originated in Europe somewhere. I have them growing in our fields and they occasionally migrate into my garden beds. Sometimes I let them live for year one, as they are a very substantial plant and not unattractive to me. The second year is when they will put on quite a bit of vertical growth (like your last photo) and then they flower and produce the burs. The burs will stick to everything that brushes past them and are quite annoying. They have a really stout tap root, which makes them hard to eradicate. I co-exist with them - mowing them in the fields and pulling them in the gardens.

P.S. It is best practice to start a new thread for each question so the topics don't get intermingled. No problemo, just an FYI. Perhaps one of the Admins can separate your question out to a new thread.
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Apr 10, 2017 4:18 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Looks like a dock or sorrel plant.
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Apr 10, 2017 4:21 PM CST
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How big is the mystery pottery object?

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