Wednesday, August 25, 2010

And the answer is...

I want to thank everyone for their responses I received in the comments section as well as what I received via e-mail and one on one. So the answers are...

#1 is a Salt Cellar. I sell tons of these and I seemed to be asked most often what are they. They come in many size, shapes, materials, colors, etc. There is a fabulous reference book out called "5000 Salt Cellars".

#2. is an ivory Medication powder holder. This piece the lid and or base unscrew to place your powder medication in.

#3. This is a Bronze Death Certificate and other important document holder that you want to be buried with. This was made by the Belmont Company. I don't believe they really use these anymore because most coffins have storage areas designed to hold your papers now. But this would have been placed in the coffin with you.

#4. This is a chest for Machinest Tools. Yes this is solid oak and EXTREMELY heavy when full of tools.

#5. Is an Etrog holder. This one was custom made and the round egg like piece is designed to look like an Etrog. An etrog refers to the yellow citron or Citrus medica used by Jews on the week-long holiday of Sukkot. This is celebrated during passover. The skin of the etrog was even rolled across the silver during the making of this piece so the skin would appear to look realistic. There are all types of etrog holders. But this is a one of a kind custom made and was well worth sharing with all to see. It will be on display at show in Louisville and I'm sure will spark plenty of converstation.

Talk to you next week as we prepare to start our fall show season in Louisville, KY.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I guessed two of them! The etrog holder is quite interesting. Never would have figured that one out.