Vase? Or chicken feeder?

Tandrews

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I found this while going through an old cellar. Someone thought it was a chicken Feeder but we could not find the piece it sat on to dispens the feed. I thought it was just a really pretty vase. Can you help?
 

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Tandrews

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Looks like it could be a porch light fixture glass cover. The top ridge would be held on to with three screws. Loosen the screws, remove the lens and replace the light bulb?
I don't think it's a globe. It doesn't look like the lip of thos piece would be able to hold screws
 

Tandrews

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Here is a picture of the top of the piece.
 

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Bottle 2 Rocks

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Looks like a light globe but I believe a flat base made so it could stand on its own. Would be a very fancy chicken feeder, chicks must have felt they lived in a ritzy establishment. I think its a vase.
 

treeguyfred

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Is there a flat spot? It sure doesn't look that way in the pics I'm looking at. And furthermore if that is a flat spot, it's strange that they embellished and molded a flower that would not be seen and would hamper the flat stance it would need to be an effective vase. ..and it could even been used as a vase by some one else in the past because they didn't know what it is ...and it still won't make me believe it's a practical vase.
I have seen and reclaimed many many of these before... ...they are usually the last things left in an abandoned or collapsed house. I probably have in some deeply buried cartons about 8- 10 of these still.
So, it's kinda nice and .... ok what-ev :)
~Fred
 

Tandrews

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Is there a flat spot? It sure doesn't look that way in the pics I'm looking at. And furthermore if that is a flat spot, it's strange that they embellished and molded a flower that would not be seen and would hamper the flat stance it would need to be an effective vase. ..and it could even been used as a vase by some one else in the past because they didn't know what it is ...and it still won't make me believe it's a practical vase.
I have seen and reclaimed many many of these before... ...they are usually the last things left in an abandoned or collapsed house. I probably have in some deeply buried cartons about 8- 10 of these still.
So, it's kinda nice and .... ok what-ev :)
~Fred
It is unusual to see the flower on the bottom. That is why my friend thought it might be some kind of fancy chicken Feeder. We never thought about a light globe though. That makes sense too.
 

Bottle 2 Rocks

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Saw it sitting on the shelf by itself there and assumed it had a flat bottom but the in hand pic makes it more domed out looking. I thought the same- why would the flat base be embossed. Domed out its a light shade. But until/unless you find a matching light fixture it could be a hanging vase.
 

Bottle 2 Rocks

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My wife collects depression glass and I knew I have seen this glass pattern before so this is what I found.
Clear cookie jar Sandwich pattern Anchor Hocking 1961-1964
Lidless one in green
Pitcher with same pattern by Anchor Hocking glassworks.
Also explains bottom embossing which seems to be somewhat of a regular thing with depression glass.
See base of pitcher my wife owns.
 

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