Posted 2 years ago
I picked this up at a little antique shop about 15 years ago and keep it in a cabinet in the house, out of the way of the cats,( 2 ). I wonder about it as much today as when I first purchased it. The handle is bamboo or some other light, strong, tropical wood. The cup appears to be some type of bone, or horn. It has a thready grain, and where insects have gnawed at it it looks to be a dense, whitish, material.
I think it's very old.
Despite the spindly look of it. the handle and the way it's joined to the cup, it's surprising sturdy.
I can't find any marking on it, does it look familiar to anyone?