I have lots of vintage and antique items in the shop that are no longer seen on a regular basis, so it is no surprise that I sometimes have customers ask what these things are, and how they were originally used. After talking to the original owners and doing my own research, adding a little imagination, I can usually give them a pretty good idea.
However, there are times when I buy something for the shop and have absolutely no idea what it is!!
Thought I'd share those items when they arrive and see if anyone can help. Email me or comment on this page.
So, here goes...
This is a two piece item
The base is a saucer shape with a raised centre so that the top fits snugly around it
Saucer measures 17.5cms across
Raised center is 10cms across
It is solid and quite heavy
It is blue and white but the white has a definite blue/grey hue
The top piece fits loosely into the saucer
There is a hole in the centre and 8 'sections' identified
Each section is separated with an indentation that is numbered facing outwards
It is 11.5cms across
The hole in the centre is 3.5cms
It stands 3cms tall
Don't think there is any doubt the manufacturer
The item is marked in green with three towers and B&G (Bing & Grondahl) Kjobenhavn (Copenhagen) to the base
Also has number 602. on the base
Lovely classic B&G blue decoration
Ideas so far...
- A prawn serving dish where the prawns are seated on the numbers and as they are removed you have a record of how many you have eaten?
- An ashtray for 8 smokers who are given a personal number spot as they don't want to get their cigarettes confused?
- Some kind of child's marble game where the marbles are rolled down each number to the central hole?
- A cheese dish for small round cheese for 8 people on a diet as they can only scoop out of of the small hole by their own number?
- A cake cover for a teensy cake for 8 tiny appetites?
- A fondu fork holder for 8 to keep the fork off the tablecloth between dippings?