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What is the food gadget?

Posted by caliloo (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 22, 11 at 18:55

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.....


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RE: What is the food gadget?

I believe that is a candle snuffer.


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RE: What is the food gadget?

I agree; the top part is representative of a flame.

I'll bet LindaC will know for sure.


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RE: What is the food gadget?

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.

Beats me!


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RE: What is the food gadget?

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.

dcarch


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RE: What is the food gadget?

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.

Alexa:
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.

LOU


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RE: What is the food gadget?

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....


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Might be a Bakers, or Fruit Decorator Knife ?????
LOU


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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

Alexa


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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?


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And no, I haven't polished the rest of the silver either LOL!

Alexa


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RE: What is the food gadget?

By George, I think you've got it, Alexa!

Sue


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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!

Teresa


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RE: What is the food gadget?

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!

Alexa


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Where did you get it?


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Do I get a Gold Star ?????

LOU


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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!


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