Friday, February 17, 2012

Show and Tell


When it came time to add a title to today's post, I remembered something from a time when my children were young and in school. Once a week, they would have "show and tell". Each child would decide on an item and bring it to school to show and tell before their classmates. At the time, I didn't realize how it brought the children together, showing something from their home life.

Anyway, back to my "Show and Tell"......have you seen this design and shape before?

This came from an estate sale, where I purchased a closed box, contents unknown, for a set price. Sometimes you get lucky and of course, sometimes you come up with nothing but junk.

 At first glance, you might think it is a vase.


At this angle it becomes more obvious that it is a pitcher.



On the other side, the indentation forms a handle.



Looking at the underside, you see the words, "Made in Japan". I'm guessing the monetary value of this item is only a few dollars, but for me, it doesn't change how I feel about it. It's still beautiful with it's crackled glaze and unusual shape.

In fact, it's pretty amazing that something, made so long ago in another country, made it's way across an ocean and became part of my life.

Meggie Mac

7 comments:

  1. What a sweet little jug, the shape is very unusual. No wonder it is in such good condition if it had been wrapped and packed away for many years. The decoration on it reminds me of a beautiful 1950's Irish linen dress which I owned about 40 years ago!

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  2. I love your jug I have some pottery from this era and treasure it....No we didn't get any pictures but when my Grandpa died and my Grandma moved off the farm into an apt. in town she would have nightmares of the cats not getting fed.

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  3. Unique, and beautiful. What could be better? =-)

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  4. You are so right. I thought it was a vase! Love it!

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  5. Very unusual and such a lovely shape, pattern and colour. You have lovely things Meggie.

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  6. Nice pitcher...It has a bit of the feel of the material on the chair of the previous post.

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  7. Lovely! You have the most wonderfully unique finds!
    -Jaime

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