What could this possibly be??

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waterguy11
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What could this possibly be??

Postby waterguy11 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:57 pm

http://i44.tinypic.com/2j10r6h.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/2dkz90.jpg

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Hose_dk
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Postby Hose_dk » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:05 pm

looks like an ash tray to me.
Silverplated.
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Tripoli&Rouge
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Postby Tripoli&Rouge » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:57 pm

It looks to me like it is intended to be wall mounted and is most likely a holy water stoop.
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podge
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Postby podge » Mon May 31, 2010 10:20 am

Looks like a Soap dish to me
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Postby Okapi » Mon May 31, 2010 7:39 pm

I'm in accordance with the holy water container to.
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Holy water bowl, for dip in fingers

Postby silverport » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:32 am

Hello

In Southern Europe, especially on the Iberian Peninsula, Holy water bowls, inverse as the container, in form of a halve shell are the only form I’ve seen until yet.

That’s also in remembrance to the centuries old history of Saint Jacob’s — and his symbol of a shell.

In these two countries, related to the admiration of Saint Jacob’s assistances, I guess you wouldn’t find ashtrays in form of a shell; not in the public or private.

My »thumb up« there fore is, that the item is a »Holy water bowl«.

Kind regards silverport
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