VERY ODD ! Brass hinged thing, looks antique Candle holder ?? Any Ideas ??

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Post by VeryGreennkeen December 7th 2014, 9:01 pm

JUst bought this as i could not work out what on earth its for.
Brass hinged ball type object with a small shovel on a chain.

I thought maybe a travelling candle/ burner maybe for incense but no holes  
ive no idea.,... i think antique.
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Post by Guest December 7th 2014, 9:33 pm

Only a guess, could it be for snuff?

How big is it?
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Post by VeryGreennkeen December 7th 2014, 9:41 pm

I see what you mean, i could be but seems too large
Measuring 12cm across, the little spoon is almost 2cm across the flat end.
But maybe you are right, table snuffs were much bigger than the pocket type.
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Post by VeryGreennkeen December 7th 2014, 9:47 pm

Thanks Zippy, i wonder if its some sort of opium paraphernalia !!
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Post by NaomiM December 7th 2014, 10:20 pm

Ground spices? But more likely snuff.

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Post by eshearm January 23rd 2015, 9:40 pm

Salt Carrier?
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