Saturday, 30 May 2015
Answer to Wednesday's Mystery Object.
The above photo shows the answer to Wednesday, 27th May's Mystery Object. It is made from a small burr from a silver birch tree, and is not (as I had at first thought) a toy or drinking bowl for a small child, but a drinking bowl for an older person (possibly the aforesaid child's grandparent) to swig vodka or aqua vita from. I have checked this answer with several expert collectors/dealers in Scandinavian treen and they are unanimous in their reply that it is a drinking bowl from which to imbibe spirits.