Or at least I presume it is a food thingy.... Not completely sure. But if someone can ID it for me I would really appreciate it! It has silver hallmarks but beyond that I have no idea.....
I believe that is a candle snuffer.
I agree; the top part is representative of a flame.
I'll bet LindaC will know for sure.
I don't think it is a snuffer as silver conducts heat and if you hold it while snuffing...ouchy!
It almost looks like spreader but too small for that.
It's much too small to be a snuffer.
It fits a finger. I suppose you can slip it on a finger to cut something.
Almost looks like a Snuffer, might be one that is left on the candle, top part resembles a Flame.
I have never seen one like this.
PK: they were made in Silver.
While into Collectibles, I've seen all types, Animals,
Angels, Christmas, You name it.
Are there any traces of Soot, on the inside of the cup ?
Rub a white cloth around the inside.
Is it solid Sterling ???
If it is a Snuffer it was probably made in England.
They did Snuffers in Silver. It is probably late 1800's ?
Google, English Hallmarks, maybe you can find the origin.
Country of origin would help....what do the marks indicate?
I am thinking a cheese tryer....used to cut a wedge from a wheel of cheese.
Not a snuffer....
Might be a Bakers, or Fruit Decorator Knife ?????
Thanks for all the ideas. I don't think it is a snuffer, but that gave me an idea. Could it be a decoration to put on top of a candle when it isn't burning? It does look like a flame, no there isn't any soot residue on the inside. It would fit on a finger, but you wouldn;t have a lot of control over it.
I'm glad I'm not the only one stumped by this one... more research later this morning.
Thanks again everyone
I polished is up, and what looked like a hallmark was tarnish. It is marked Sterling, and I'm sure it is old. What do you think about the following photos?
Try this one instead....
And no, I haven't polished the rest of the silver either LOL!
By George, I think you've got it, Alexa!
Now that's a new one to me! Don't think I have ever seen one of those.....candle toppers? But it looks sort of right, Alexa.
I was going to guess a 'decorative' shot glass! ha!
I am the first one to admit, it was a WAG on my part.... but I do sort of like the way it looks! LOLOL!
Where did you get it?
Do I get a Gold Star ?????
Posted by hawk307 - "Almost looks like a Snuffer, might be one that is left on the candle, top part resembles a Flame."
Thanks for figuring that out Lou! If no one else thanks you - I will!