I bought these items at an auction last week, but do not know exactly what they are for. The top one appears to be some sort of slicer, but it has a divider in the middle. They both came in groups of items and the auctioneer provided no descriptions.The rolling pin is flat on the bottom and has those diagonal cuts all along the top. I cannot figure out what it is for.Any help would sure be appreciated!See More
I found this item at a garage sale last week and cannot quite figure out what its for. Its 10 1/2" long and is constructed of wood with a lead mouthpiece and another piece of lead where the sound comes out. On the top it says G, Fl. Maj. On the side of the blowing pipe it says Pat'd and what looks like'87. It looks like it is very well made and produces a loud shrill sound when blown into. It does not sound the same as a G, G#, or Gb played on the piano. Any help would be greatly appreciated.See More
"i realize no one is thrilled to hear disappointing commentary but it is definitely not 'old'. the mark is not incised or impressed but a part of the slip casting process. look at the concentric rings on the base they extend into the so…"
I got this vase at an auction last week. It was extremely dirty and after I cleaned it up, I thought it looked pretty nice. It is definetly old and has the little square incised mark on the bottom that I cannot find in any of my pottery books. I hoipe that someone recognizes it.See More
"I had a crystal piece shaped like this and thought it was a baby rattle...but found out it was a knife rest. I googled Brass knife rest and found some similar ones. But, cant imagine what the bells are for. I am probably wrong, but…"
"I also did a search for barbell shaped, antique baby rattles, and while I found barbell shaped ones, none were like this or appeared this heavy (this weighs 12ozs.) or this big. Most were either sterling silver or tin, and smaller, and would be much…"
I bought this bell at an auction recently and cannot figure out what it is for. It is made of bronze and measures 6 1/2" long and the ends are 2" in diameter. Each end contains a ball thats creates a bell sound when the object is moved. It has no markings on it of any kind. Any help is appreciated.See More
I recently got this neat eagle statue. It is 11" tall and has a wingspan of 10 1/2". There are little hooks all along the bottom of the wings and there is a small cup in the back. On the bottom it is marked Germany and is made of pot metal. The guy I got it from seemed to think it was for hanging and displaying medals. I'm not so sure. Any ideas of what its and what its worth?