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."
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.
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