What is this?

I probably should have asked this question before I listed it on eBay, but do any of you have any idea what this is? I picked it up at an auction (surprise) and someone said it was a honey pot. That makes sense I guess from the shape of it, if you had some honey still in the comb you would want some room under the lid. It's yellowware, of indeterminate age, but not new.
Drop me a note if you have an idea. Or a good guess.

6 comments:

Karena said...

Wow, I have no idea! I love it though, beautiful glaze...

Grant K. Gibson "the blog" said...

I think that you have a tagine!
Should be nice sized unless it is you know 6 inches tall.
Happy ebay selling!

David said...

Hi Grant, I left that part out. 5.5 inches tall. But it is absolutely tagine shaped!

Russ Manley said...

David, I just saw this same multi-use container on the news. Ted Haggard uses one just like it to store his "complications" in.

David said...

Interesting to note Russ. I would have thought he'd need something more along the size of a refrigerator box. =)

Russ Manley said...

Or a boxcar . . . .