Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Beautiful Old Jar

 And here it is - the most beautiful old jar!

 I found it at my favorite flea market several weeks ago.  I paid more for it than any other jar I have ever bought, bringing to mind a favorite quote I've posted before:

"If, of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feel the soul."

Muslihuddin Sadi 
13th Century Persian Poet

Now, nothing really can top  beautiful flowers, like the Hyacinth, but I suppose that day, for me, this jar came really close.  I am "over the moon" about it.

It's large:
11 inches tall
16 inches around at the widest point
13 1/2 inches around at the bottom


 Have you any idea what it might have held?  I've searched the internet and have found not a hint of it anywhere.  It has a screw-on top which I believe has been painted and no markings of any kind.  It is a mystery.  A gorgeous mystery.

If you have any clues, kindly let me know, please.

Bird Nest Cottage
until next time


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

That is a beautiful jar. I've never seen one like it. I hope you will update us if you find out what it once held.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

How beautiful and how sad to not know more about it. Treasures like this get me to Deep Thinking about what it held, who owned it and how sad it is that this pretty jar's history is unknown. A simple think of such beauty bringing so much joy.
xx, Carol

Letitia said...

That is indeed a beautiful jar. Thank you for sharing. Hmm - I think I need to go exploring too.

Jan said...

Lovely special jar. Might it once have held something like olives? Probably you will never know, but that is my uneducated guess.

cocoya said...

No pretty color here. Just rain, rain, and more rain. At least it is a bit cooler than the rainy summer.


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