Sunday, August 1, 2010

Does anyone know what this is?

This little gizmo is china, about 4 inches tall and 3 inches square. I have no idea what it is and I'm curious. I found it in a dollar bin of a junk store and I intend to make something cool from it for The Monet Kitchen (to which I shall return later this month).

The top and bottom parts are held together by a screw - which is longer than it needs to be but it looks old. I think the top and bottom parts may have had something in between them which has been broken.

They are both hollow. At first I thought the whole thing might have been a cover for something, but the bottom of the piece is rough and it isn't shaped like something that would be a cover. So I don't think that's it.

Any ideas? Does it look like anything you've ever seen?


peaceable_tate said...

Could it be the base of a lamp?

The Bride said...

It's tiny. Only 3 inches square. I don't think it could have supported a lamp.

Vivi said...

Butter press thingy? Or some kind of food press? With the hole for draining?

I don't think so either, but thought I'd try.

peaceable_tate said...

A candle holder, then?