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lion thingy - is it an egg cup or salt?
« on: October 07, 2006, 03:52:16 PM »
Here is a funny little lion thingy. Is it an egg cup or a salt?  And by whom and roughly when?

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http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3558

and here is the base

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3559


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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2006, 04:06:38 PM »
Since I love what we call egg-in-the-cup, I'm thinking that's what it is, an egg cup. I'm leaning against saltcellar.

However, could it also be an eye wash cup?


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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2006, 04:11:45 PM »
No WO, much too big for an eye bath ... you would have to be goliath to use it  :lol:  :lol:  

I am on the side of egg cup as well btw...


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lion thingy - is it an egg cup or salt?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006, 01:04:39 AM »
Hi Lynne,

What are the dimensions of your lion "egg cup"?  Also, does the cup kinda tilt?  I'm getting that impression from the photo.  Finally, how does it look holding an egg! :)  I'll have to sit on this for a bit ..... maybe something will hatch ....  :idea:  Anyway, I have a great fondness for cats and find your lion interesting.

All the best .... Lily


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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2006, 12:26:36 PM »
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Hi Lynne,

What are the dimensions of your lion "egg cup"?  Also, does the cup kinda tilt?  I'm getting that impression from the photo.  Finally, how does it look holding an egg! :)  I'll have to sit on this for a bit ..... maybe something will hatch ....  :idea:  Anyway, I have a great fondness for cats and find your lion interesting.

All the best .... Lily

Hi Lily,

yes, the cup sort of tilts a bit forwards.  The cup itself is 2 ins diameter (to outside of glass), and a large egg fits just, but sits a bit high.  A smaller egg would fit ok.  H is 2.75 ins tall , and the base is 2.75 ins long along the longest axis.  Sadly he also has a wee chip to his nose, but none of us is perfect....


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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 02:31:25 AM »
:idea:  How about this little lion being a ring or earring holder!  The slight tilt might be advantageous for removing a small item.  Just a thought ...  :) It's not so bad being a bit off kilter; it gives one a different slant on the world.  A wee chip relieves one of the burden of being perfect as well.  :wink:  By the way, your aqua :?:  :?:  :?: posting is a hoot!  Sounds like we all got a good laugh.

Til the next time ... Lily


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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006, 03:19:50 AM »
Some sort of desk item, perhaps? Maybe paper clips were kept in it. Rubber bands? Perhaps it's held pins on a m'lady's vanity or dresser.

Again, gotta love a mystery.


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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006, 07:54:19 AM »
Can't tell from the photo whether the rim is fire-polished or ground flat and polished...if the latter then it may have started offf life a bit taller and a bit straighter.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 08:05:17 AM »
Its a curved edge Adam, with a slight ridge of a mould line to the inside edge.  I think this is how he started.  He's definitely moulded.

 I still wonder about a salt, as you can certainly get two fingers in there to get the salt.

I really want to know who and when if anyone has any ideas?


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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2006, 08:09:05 AM »
In that case, I'm leaning towards a salt, too :D
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