Here is a strange item that I am not sure of at all. Just what is it? The Thistle is cut or engraved if you will and very beautifully done. The "handle" part has cut lines, I suppose for ease of gripping. The base is ground and polished with a cut star. On the top though, the lines are ridges. My first thought of course was a container for Scotch, but who, what, when springs to mind. Help TerryMod: Sadly, these images are irretrievable. The thread has been retained for information.