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smokey847 06-28-2012 07:08 PM

What in the world did I buy?
Picked up a large ceramic medallion-type thing at a thrift store today, but am unsure what it really is. It is almost terra-cotta in color and two feet in diameter, very heavy. Has elephants carved into it. I cannot figure out what it is. Any ideas? Picture to come.

DangerMouse 06-28-2012 07:39 PM

Could be a table top. Hard to say without the photos.


Tom Struble 06-28-2012 07:42 PM

maybe its some medallion type thing?:rolleyes:

smokey847 06-28-2012 09:01 PM

Definitely not a table top, as it indents pretty deep. It's about 4" thick. Here is a pic.

joecaption 06-28-2012 09:17 PM

Bird bath? Dog dish?

bakenboy 07-01-2012 03:20 AM

Makers Mark?
Is there any makers mark on it, perhaps on the bottom of it somewhere? any numbers or letters would help when searching for it online. :)

user1007 07-01-2012 09:43 AM

It is a nice find whatever it is. Rather cool looking. May just be a decorative item though. It does not look especially functional.

Tom Struble 07-01-2012 09:47 AM

obviously a water dish for a miniature elephant:)

Blondesense 07-01-2012 12:26 PM

It might be a table top that was meant to have a piece of glass on top.

DangerMouse 07-01-2012 12:33 PM

.....orrrrrr.... it could just be a fruit dish for your table?
.....orrrrrr.... a really heavy frisbee?


BigJim 07-01-2012 12:55 PM

Or maybe a butter mold?

DangerMouse 07-01-2012 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by jiju1943 (Post 955522)
Or maybe a butter mold?

For a BIG ARSE slab of butter! 20 LBs maybe? :laughing:


BigJim 07-01-2012 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 955580)
For a BIG ARSE slab of butter! 20 LBs maybe? :laughing:



Thunder Chicken 07-01-2012 08:09 PM

It's a Jell-O mold.

bakenboy 07-02-2012 12:18 AM

I'm not sure of what it actually is, but the uses for it could be a fruit bowl, decorative bowl, toss your wallet, keys, etc. in there when you come home from work. Just a few ideas, as to what it actually is.. has the potential to be modern manufactured or an antique.. the value seems to be in the eye of the beholder on this one without appraisal. :)

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