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#1    DemonicCupcake

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:19 AM

Does anybody know of a symbol that looks like this? Thank you! (Attached)

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:34 AM

No, but my pareidolia kicked in and it looks like a cheery face.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:41 AM

It was a symbol on the bottom of an old piece of pottery, struck me as strange.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:48 AM

View PostDemonicCupcake, on 26 July 2013 - 02:41 AM, said:

It was a symbol on the bottom of an old piece of pottery, struck me as strange.
  How old?
DO you have a picture?
Where did you find it?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:03 AM

View PostDemonicCupcake, on 26 July 2013 - 02:41 AM, said:

It was a symbol on the bottom of an old piece of pottery, struck me as strange.

Then it could upside down or either ways sideways.

Shadowsot's right, context is everything. :)


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:32 AM

I do not have it. I was at an antique shop. I chose buying a cheaper cup and saucer set over it (I collect china, and my funds were a few dollars short of purchasing it) It APPEARED to be an older piece, but I can not be certain. It was a bowl, probably about 10 inches across. Fairly certain it was milk glass.  I love researching symbols and whatnot, so I pulled a pen and a napkin out of my purse and scribbled it down.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:39 AM

If it's glass, it's probably not terribly old. Other than that, with it being at an antique store there's a lot of context that'll be missing, so without knowing much about glassware I can't help much.

Might want to see if you can find a forum for antiquities or glass dealers and see what you can find.

Might want to look up the major milk glass dealers and see what they use as a label.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

That's cool that is on the bottom of pottery.can u take a pic of it


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

A potters' mark. Nothing else.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:14 AM

View PostDemonicCupcake, on 26 July 2013 - 02:19 AM, said:

Does anybody know of a symbol that looks like this? Thank you! (Attached)

that is one of the four worlds in the andes culture, if you draw the other 3 you get the The chakana cross.
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Edited by AMARUKHAN111666888, 26 July 2013 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:24 AM



Kind of looks like hitlers symbol

Edited by Himawari69, 27 July 2013 - 06:24 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

As far as i'm aware they use/used marks as date references in Europe for pottery, after a quick search on google the closest i can find to that is this:

http://www.google.co...ery.htm;300;386

To be honest you should do some research yourself see what you can find, would be interesting to know exactly what it is.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

View PostHimawari69, on 27 July 2013 - 06:24 AM, said:

Kind of looks like hitlers symbol
Hitlers symbol... :rolleyes:


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

That's a pretty common design motif in Native American art, especially southwest pottery. It's often called a step pattern and does appear to have some minor symbolism varying from tribe to tribe:

http://www.flickr.co...man/5067915761/

http://www.math.tamu...erican/parr.pdf

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:34 AM

Looks like a stylized T and L to me. With the T on top and the L to the bottom left.

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