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Dolphins and Turtle Dragons Pottery

Posted by cindyliz (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 19, 09 at 20:56

Anyone have any info to share about this planter?

There are three dolphins afloat on figural waves and all stand on a footed base of three turtle dragons (Chinese symbols of prosperity and longevity - both of which I could use a little help with....)

Item measures about 5 1/4" tall and 9" in diameter and is quite heavy. There is some age crazing in the glaze and it appears to be quite old.

It is not signed and I can find no information about its origin and I'm hoping that someone will recognize it and can give me some leads on the maker. And could it be majolica?

Thanks for any info you have to share.

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RE: Dolphins and Turtle Dragons Pottery

My thumbnails above don't seem to be loading so I'm posting direct links here. Anyone have any hints to share on the best way to use PhotoBucket on this forum? Things/TurtleDragons2.jpg Things/TurtleDragons3.jpg

RE: Dolphins and Turtle Dragons Pottery

Try this
Dolphins and Turtlel Dragons 3

And this
Dolphins and Turtle Dragons 2

LOL! I can post your pictures, but I don't know much about your planter.
Try researching dolphins and turtles in Chinese pottery...I am sure there is some significance....and also sure that your piece is not old Chinese porcelain....but don't know what it is.
Linda c

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