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maybe 4" high ceramic containers too small for
vases and without lids. They are also too oddly shaped to easily drink
from,having a rounded flair just under the lip on top, a 1" waist and
another rounded flair near the bottom before forming a truncated
pedestal. Made in Italy, they are beautifully painted under the glaze,
with almost calligraphic writing around the middles. One says Una
Rasino, the other Una Di Tuzia
I have uploaded a picture to my Flickr site .Any ideas?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwench/

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maybe 4" high ceramic containers too small for
vases and without lids. They are also too oddly shaped to easily drink
from,having a rounded flair just under the lip on top, a 1" waist and
another rounded flair near the bottom before forming a truncated
pedestal. Made in Italy, they are beautifully painted under the glaze,
with almost calligraphic writing around the middles. One says Una
Rasino, the other Una Di Tuzia
I have uploaded a picture to my Flickr site .Any ideas?



http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwench/


Uno means "One" or "an" in Italian. I think the other words are simply
proper nouns. Try http://translate.google.com or just googling those
terms.
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On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:34:11 -0400, news wrote:

maybe 4" high ceramic containers too small for
vases and without lids. They are also too oddly shaped to easily drink
from,having a rounded flair just under the lip on top, a 1" waist and
another rounded flair near the bottom before forming a truncated
pedestal. Made in Italy, they are beautifully painted under the glaze,
with almost calligraphic writing around the middles. One says Una
Rasino, the other Una Di Tuzia
I have uploaded a picture to my Flickr site .Any ideas?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwench/


Is the phone really supposed to be an integral part of the picture?



it gave me a sense of the size of the items. At first I thought they were
much larger, until I saw the phone.


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maybe 4" high ceramic containers too small for
vases and without lids. They are also too oddly shaped to easily drink
from,having a rounded flair just under the lip on top, a 1" waist and
another rounded flair near the bottom before forming a truncated
pedestal. Made in Italy, they are beautifully painted under the glaze,
with almost calligraphic writing around the middles. One says Una
Rasino, the other Una Di Tuzia
I have uploaded a picture to my Flickr site .Any ideas?


You are missing the tops. They are containers for saving things in, similar
to some I have for herbs. Tuzio means flake, but rasino means nothing to
me. Rosino also means nothing to me. I am wondering if they weren't forms
of tobacco? I know flake is a tobacco term. Rasino/rosino could be a
tobacco type, I suppose.


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news wrote:

maybe 4" high ceramic containers too small for
vases and without lids. They are also too oddly shaped to easily drink
from,having a rounded flair just under the lip on top, a 1" waist and
another rounded flair near the bottom before forming a truncated
pedestal. Made in Italy, they are beautifully painted under the glaze,
with almost calligraphic writing around the middles. One says Una
Rasino, the other Una Di Tuzia
I have uploaded a picture to my Flickr site .Any ideas?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwench/


Apart from "una", the female form of "a" or "an", there isn't a single
italian word there. Or they're written in some local slang or they're
written in another language or Di Tuzio and Rasino are surnames: then they
could mean two female persons from these two families: "one (female) from
the Rasino family" and "one (female) from the Di Tuzio family". Who knows?
From their look and size I would say they're some kind of kitchen ornament,
those where one just puts some dried ears of wheat with part of the stem as
an ornament and a "portafortuna" (lucky charm) since wheat is supposed to
bring wealth.
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On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:57:43 +0200, "ViLco" wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwench/


Apart from "una", the female form of "a" or "an", there isn't a single
italian word there. Or they're written in some local slang or they're
written in another language or Di Tuzio and Rasino are surnames: then they
could mean two female persons from these two families: "one (female) from
the Rasino family" and "one (female) from the Di Tuzio family". Who knows?
From their look and size I would say they're some kind of kitchen ornament,
those where one just puts some dried ears of wheat with part of the stem as
an ornament and a "portafortuna" (lucky charm) since wheat is supposed to
bring wealth.


Too bad they aren't wider at the top, because they'd be good for
keeping salt & pepper if they were easier to get your fingers inside.

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