Please tell me what is this thing?

MichaelMichaelJanuary 29, 2014

Does anyone know what this could be? Approximate production time or era? Bird figure made âÂÂâÂÂof quartz sand or something like that. Thanks in advance.

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colleenoz

Size?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 9:03AM
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MichaelMichael

Hello, the height dimension is 165 mm (6,5 inches).

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 9:21AM
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ogoopogo

An urn for ashes maybe??

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 9:24PM
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MichaelMichael

Hello. May be, seen on the photo size and metal top. This vase is in our family for several generations, the upper cover much corrosion. Strange, because vase always kept indoors. Thanks for any help.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 9:12AM
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raetaylor

Looks like a biscuit barrel .... Except no handle. Do a google search for
antique chinese porcelain biscuit barrel
Most list size about 6-7 inches. Any markings??

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:46AM
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teddybear_2009

How big is the top opening? To me it looks too small for a biscuit barrel, I have several and the top openings are large enough to get your hand in.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 1:20PM
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lascatx

My first thought was an urn for ashes -- the bird in flight may be symbolic?

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 5:41AM
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gnancyanne

I've never even seen one, but I, too, thought "urn for ashes" when I saw the photo. (And that was before I saw anyone else's guess.)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 5:26PM
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carolssis

Is the top silver? It looks like tarnishes silver to me. An easy way to find out, buy a silver cleaning cloth at Walmart for about $7, rub inside of top. I thought ginger jar when I first saw it, but what ever it is, it's beautiful!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 10:16AM
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