Lead watering can rose

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Lead watering can rose

Post by Ashmeadskernel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 pm

I have found a lead artifact which I would describe as a mushroom (7cm dia) with a hollow stem which has been flattened causing the stem to fracture.

My club identified this as a lead watering-can rose. I am puzzled as to why a rose would be made of lead when presumably the watering-can would be of another material.

I would appreciate you thoughts as to whether the identification is correct and as to its age.

Thank you!
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Easylife » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:19 pm

The holes look a bit big for a watering can rose. x;
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by garrettoldboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm

hello, looking at the photo i would say only the centre piece is lead and the right hand hole looks original size, although it seems to big for a water can rose, but then back in the olden days people use to mend items like we do today,

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Ashmeadskernel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:04 pm

garrettoldboy wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm
hello, looking at the photo i would say only the centre piece is lead and the right hand hole looks original size, although it seems to big for a water can rose, but then back in the olden days people use to mend items like we do today,
I’m sure it is 100% lead

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by knotalot » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:17 pm

for cut flowers perhaps :-/
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Koala » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 pm

Do I see a

Three side hole
Five sided hole
Six sides hole
???

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by garrettoldboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 pm

Ashmeadskernel wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:04 pm
garrettoldboy wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm
hello, looking at the photo i would say only the centre piece is lead and the right hand hole looks original size, although it seems to big for a water can rose, but then back in the olden days people use to mend items like we do today,
I’m sure it is 100% lead
hello, ok well it is still an interesting find, well done

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by THE MOLE » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:29 pm

looks like the top from an old grave vase



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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by forest ferret » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Yep, as the other guy's have said, i reckon it's a crudely made flower 'frog', possibly for a grave ::g
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Ashmeadskernel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:45 pm

THE MOLE wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:29 pm
looks like the top from an old grave vase



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The holes depth are about 5mm, too shallow to hold flower stems

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Easylife » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:47 pm

Was it full of soil when found, that would have been fun to get out? :D
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Ashmeadskernel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Easylife wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Was it full of soil when found, that would have been fun to get out? :D
The artefact was half covered with soil on the underside.

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by knotalot » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 pm

i think its a squashed flower holder or it may be a "Shed made" gutter balloon or it could be a :-/ :-/ :-/

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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Easylife » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:21 am

Or a plug hole strainer? x;
One for the lead scrap bin. ::g :D
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Re: Lead watering can rose

Post by Lowland » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 am

I love a good old lead artefact....
Think knotalot has got it-
Out on a rake,
Way back in the mists of time I saw a very similar looking object
fitted into a Georgian lead hopper,
That was long forgotten amongst ferocious brambles-
For sure It was less ‘rustic’ looking than your one.
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