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Old 9th April 2024, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hello.
I have two of these both slightly different, 34cm tall & 24cm at the widest point.
They donít have solid bases but are made like tubes with three pieces of lead melted in the bases to give them some weight.
I imagined they were for dried flowers & maybe Indian but thatís nothing more than a guess.
Anyone know what they are? Thanks.
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Old 11th April 2024, 01:48 PM   #2
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Possibly candlesticks?
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Old 12th April 2024, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Richard.
The opening at the top is 5Ē/125mm wide. The widest part 9-1\2Ē / 24cm.
Despite searching the web I havenít managed to find anything similar but realise Iím just missing a search word/term.
I also realise these are a little out of the scope of this forum but thought I give it a try.
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Old 27th May 2024, 08:52 AM   #4
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Possible artillery shell trench arts that are missing the base plugs?
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Old 27th May 2024, 09:16 AM   #5
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They could be spittoons where something is missing. These spittoons are common in areas where betel chewing was common.
See an example from a recent German auction.
This would mean that you have presented them upside down.

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Old 27th May 2024, 09:47 PM   #6
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They could be spittoons where something is missing. These spittoons are common in areas where betel chewing was common.
See an example from a recent German auction.
This would mean that you have presented them upside down.

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Spittoons almost always have a trumpet like opening, whereas the opening on these (on the larger side) is the exact opposite.
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Old 28th May 2024, 05:48 PM   #7
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Spittoons almost always have a trumpet like opening, whereas the opening on these (on the larger side) is the exact opposite.
Ah, ok. Was just an idea!
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........and they look Moro made, possibly Maranao or Maguindanao? They worked with brass and bronze a lot.
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