Thursday, 11 February 2016

Thursday.


                                                   This Week's Mystery Object.
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The object is three and a quarter inches high, and two and a half inches across the mouth.


I have had it for some years having bought it from a dealer in antiquities. He told me that it was dug up in South Suffolk in the 1970s. The main body of the item has a waisted (or concave) line to it, that doesn't seem to show in the photoes (well not much). It is made of  'sheet metal', sits very well in the hand, and is of an elegant simplicity.
This object is of a serious 'ask' in that I only know what I was told at the time of purchase, although I've learned quite a bit since then; but I'd appreciate any information you can give, or indeed any opinions you can give.
When do you think it was made, where was it made, and its purpose?
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                                    Good guessing, and Good Night to you all.

3 comments:

Mike and Ann said...

Please see next entry - Thursday 2. The machine seems to have decided to display two pictures per blog entry only, after which it goes on strike. I think I've got under its guard this time, by making two entries with two photies each. That'll teach it!

Crowbard said...

You appear to have a Luristan bronze cup of simple form dating from 1000 to 800 BC. (see Carl's Curios for pictures of others)

Crowbard said...

You appear to have a Luristan bronze cup of simple form dating from 1000 to 800 BC. (see Carl's Curios for pictures of others)