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Old 06-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Could be a table top. Hard to say without the photos.

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maybe its some medallion type thing?
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Definitely not a table top, as it indents pretty deep. It's about 4" thick. Here is a pic.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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Bird bath? Dog dish?
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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.
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It is a nice find whatever it is. Rather cool looking. May just be a decorative item though. It does not look especially functional.
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obviously a water dish for a miniature elephant
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It might be a table top that was meant to have a piece of glass on top.
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.....orrrrrr.... it could just be a fruit dish for your table?
.....orrrrrr.... a really heavy frisbee?

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Or maybe a butter mold?
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Or maybe a butter mold?
For a BIG ARSE slab of butter! 20 LBs maybe?

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

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It's a Jell-O mold.
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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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