Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What is it?

Ok folks, I have a question.   My sister found this at an estate sale and we have no idea what it is.  Any idea?


It's made of brass and stands 4" high and has a 3" diameter...


It says "LUSO" and is made in Portugal....


I can't even begin to guess what it is.


Help me out!

**UPDATE - Thanks for all the interesting guesses, but I think my friend Della over on FB had the best idea - an antique ink pot.   What do you think?

16 comments:

  1. It's a little container... bahahahahaha!!! Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    Tania

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  2. Even after checking eBay for LUSO souvineers, I'm stumped! All's I can imagine is a candle holder that at day's end one can tip upside down to extinguish.

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    1. Nice guess - let's see what else people come up with.

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  3. Could it be copper, not brass? I found this sugar bowl from an expresso set or coffee set on etsy.https://www.etsy.com/listing/513570500/antique-douro-b-m-copper-espresso?ref=market

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    1. It's definitely brass. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. no idea - searched google images with no luck

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  5. Where do you find this stuff??? lol
    Good luck!
    Smooches,
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. My sister found this one. :-) Happy to see you girlfriend!

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  6. Hi Kim- very cool little mid-century modern container. The pointy tip is just the little knob :) At least that's my 2 cents (from an avid MCM collector)

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    1. Hi Dana - thanks for the guess and for stopping by!

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  7. I think I agree that the pointy tip just looks like a decorative knob. The first thing I thought of was the containers people kept on the top of the stove for lard. Interesting! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks a great idea - but I think it's too small for that.

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  8. I did a google search and I'm wondering if it is part of a canister set. Didn't really see anything else like it!

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