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Subject:Prunus Patterned bowl
Posted By: Angela Barton Wed, Jul 10, 2019 IP:

What would this bowl have been used for?
It has a screw thread top and rounded bowl - no foot

Subject:Re: Prunus Patterned bowl
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Jul 14, 2019

As was mentioned by a commentator to your post last year, this piece appears to be a component of an oil lamp. The rounded bottom probably once sat in a porcelain base of some sort for stability. Here's a link to a European version of such a lamp. Like yours, it looks to have accommodated a metal screw-on holder for the wick and a glass chimney. I'd think this item might date circa the mid-19th century, if for no other reason than the hawthorn pattern is so carefully painted with the spiny branches and fruit clusters.

Best regards,

Bill H.

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