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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:37 AM

Not an open book test, do not use screen shots.

What is this? What is the country of origin?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

How about a clue ... Does the top come off or is it one piece?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

Maybe a soup or gravy dish of some kind, and a candle goes in the opening to keep it warm at the table. I'd guess England.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

it looks like a food warmer of European origin....possibly Swiss or Austrian.
Just a guess.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

Hints:
The knob does what knobs do,
two of the handles look like "frogs".

Answer tomorrow.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

Yes it is a food warmer from France. Here is one more for you to see, this one is from Italy. Both of these vessels are wonderfully detailed pieces.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:28 PM

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This looks like a variation of the previous piece, but has a very different function.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

This looks like a variation of the previous piece, but has a very different function.
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Wow! Marcia that is a real thing isn't it. Well this is only a very elementary guess. It looks like it could be a scientific apparatus of some sort. How about an early Hofmann apparatus or a distiller? It is amazing!
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:05 AM


This looks like a variation of the previous piece, but has a very different function.
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Wow! Marcia that is a real thing isn't it. Well this is only a very elementary guess. It looks like it could be a scientific apparatus of some sort. How about an early Hofmann apparatus or a distiller? It is amazing!


It is a vaporizer found in the Medical Museum in Zurich.
It was IMO very fascinating.
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