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    And What's This?

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    Re: And What's This?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Looks like a wooden puzzle where you have to twist the bottle and cup a certain way to get something to line up so that they can get past the ridge in the middle. An old-fashioned combination lock?</span hide>

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    Re: And What's This?

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by skitterbug on 29-Aug-06 08:27. Expanded on my answer!)</P><span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The object on the right looks like a wooden Chalice cup</span hide> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Added: It took me awhile to find the name of the second vessel - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> provided these are communion utensils - I'd say it was a ciborium: (1) A box in which the Host (wafers or bread for the Eucharist) is kept.</span hide>


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    Re: And What's This?

    Sandy

    I think you are onto something there. I had a look at the properties of the image and it is called mystery1108. Now doing a Google on 1108 it immediately comes up with <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Communion</span hide> and therefore I think you are spot on and have spotted a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Communion set- sorry I am not religious so don't know the fancy name</span hide>
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    Re: And What's This?

    A valiant effort by all I'd say, so I guess it deserves an answer. It's actually an old (early 20th century) pine <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">smoking set! The left item holds matches, the right piece is an ashtray. Maybe the middle one is to do with filling/ compacting a pipe? Apparently there's a metal plate on the base, to strike matches.</span hide>

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    Re: And What's This?

    Is this something you have in your collection? Maybe something passed along in your family? Items such as these are very interesting to see! Thanks! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: And What's This?

    Not mine I'm afraid Skitter <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>. IT's part of an <img src=/S/flags/Australia.gif border=0 alt=Australia width=30 height=18> (colonial) Decorative Arts collection at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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