Thursday, 18 December 2014
Couldn't think of a mystery object, then realised there was a rather good one about a yard away from me in the kitchen. So all three photographs are of today's MYSTERY OBJECT. It is hewn from a solid block of walnut. Quite crudely made, probably with only a knife (and, I should think, a hand drill to drill the holes in the flat section towards the top. The item is just over six inches tall.
The back view, which does show what a lovely piece of well figured wood was used. Can you tell me please, what service(in your opinion), the item was meant to serve, when, and where (be specific) it was made. I think some of you will be able to name the generic term for wooden objects of this type, as they are very collectable. Ann and I bought this object about thirty five years ago at an antique fair just outside Peterborough. It cost us three pounds, and as we both liked it, we decided we could afford to keep it, and have done.
One large (and I hope) helpful hint :- Pinto (where two similar ones are illustrated).
Good night all.