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Author Topic: what's it used for?  (Read 1883 times)

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Offline RAY

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what's it used for?
« on: September 24, 2005, 07:32:48 PM »
well it stands 6.25" high, it is solid glass, the top is highly polished where the pontil would have been and the base has been flattened on a marver or other flat suface, the squashed cane's are set on a green mottled ground, my 1st thought was a wig stand but i think it's to small for that

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Offline David555

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what's it used for?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2005, 12:17:31 AM »
Could it be a slicker stone used to smooth out linen - they sometimes added decoration to the base area used for smoothing out - it's a wild guess but I would say that the tall part is a handle of some sort and the flat rounded bottom has some function to do with smoothing out, I am pretty sure it is not simply an odd looking paperweight - age I don't know but the decoration to the base has canes and green mottling? that makes it a paperweight object - it looks Italian but I am not so sure that would fit in with the function or the age, maybe French?

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Offline Anne E.B.

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what's it used for?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 08:38:09 PM »
For crushing sugar or may be reducing something similar to a powder???

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