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    Posted 9 years ago

    sissy
    (2 items)

    I found this at a yard sale years ago and still haven't found any information about it. Any thoughts? The top of the piece has a hole but no threads and there's no maker mark that I can see. Many thanks! I'd also like to add that it's not made of wood, but my guess is cast iron, if that helps any.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I may be way off with this but I believe they are made of boxwood. I also believe they are holding a chalice up to be cleansed. The image would quite probably have been copied from the 18th century. I said image not this item. All of us have heard the term "Pig in a Poke". The term comes from Muslims having declared pork not clean and unfit to eat. Pork was passed along in a poke (bag) usually after dark. The pigs holding the chalice were asking for cleansing. I read about pigs with a chalice years ago and it is vague today. Just my two cents and an idea to pursue in your research.
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 9 years ago
      Novelty candle holder.

      T A
    3. sissy, 9 years ago
      A friend had suggested earlier that it's a candle holder but it's so unsteady, I'm not sure that would've been practical. Thanks!
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 9 years ago
      Along the same lines: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Unique-and-Adorable-Brass-Pig-Candle-Holder-Set-/00/s/MTEwMVgxNDY4/z/gbsAAOxyiBpSLjnU/(KGrHqEOKpwFIlRWkhVtBSLjnUBftg~~60_35.JPG I knew I saw it somewhere in my travels.

      T A
    5. sissy, 9 years ago
      Thank you... That's it!

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