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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    My question is, why would a beautiful horn and wooden lacquered Lazy Susan that's 7 3/4 inches in diameter need two 0.925 silver bands? Kyra tells me that it's thin slices of horn which create the pattern. The lacquered finish is very high gloss.
    I've never come across anything like this, so if anybody knows anything then now's the time to speak up. A Google image search produced nothing, as did several word searches.

    I gave 60 Cents for it.

    :-)))))

    Thanks for looking!
    ~Bonnie~

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      First ;-))
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Didn't knew the name Lazy Susan for these revolving trays! Thanks for adding a new term to my vocabulary :-)

      This one is classy!!!

      It seems the decor is made of horn sheets with perhaps a varnish or resin coat to protect it.

      I think it was a high end decorator's shop piece, sold as gift for a marriage list or a hostess gift.

      Waiting for other opinions!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @ kyra > Horn makes much more sense. The coating is quite thick and extremely smooth. It's not very old, as it has a cross hatch wood screw in the bottom. Interesting ideas as to it perhaps being a decorator's piece or gift.
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      That's pretty unique... my first thought was tortoise shell, but horn sounds more likely. The silver alone is way more than $.60, but I would never dare scrap something that cool! :-) Bob
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Bob - I initially thought tortoise shell when I saw it in the thrift shop.
    6. charlieseaess charlieseaess, 6 years ago
      my thought ,if it is a lazy Susan it may have rested on a base and the bands are balancers to keep it from wobbling
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I wonder if the silver is meant to be engraved with something....? Seems odd to have just blank silver accents.
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      charlie - the top is attached, so it can't tip. There are two wheels in-between the top and base.

      val - I wondered the same thing when I saw it in the shop yesterday.
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning darling!!!
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      I would guess it to be a trophy that perhaps would have been engraved on the silver bands!!

      I will tell you what though.....they (lazy susans) make excellent display pieces to put small treasures on inside your glass fronted cabinets. Very handy to not have to be reaching over everything to pick up one piece, just turn the top around!!

      Oh, and I love it and it's my turn to say "You stole that Bonnie" LOL It's great!
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!! :-)))

      Judy - that's what I think I will end up doing with it. I have a china cabinet that could use some "rearranging".
    12. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      hi efes reminds me of the waist trimmer my grandma used to have.The ones where you stand on it and twist your waist left and right.lol
    13. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Lazy Susan's have been around in the states for at least as long as I can remember. My first memory of one was mid 60's at my aunts house. My parent's kitchen re-do about 15 years ago has them in each corner bottom cupboard. I have seen many table top lazy Susan's but none quite this detailed. This looks very custom and perhaps intended to only turn it on the sterling tabs. IDK?
      It's the most beautiful one I have ever seen.
      Thanks for sharing it.
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      olebodie - you are in fine form tonight, hahahaha!
    15. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      OGF - I dunno, either. I've never seen such a design for a Lazy Susan. I have three others that I use: two from Tupperware and one from the 1950s or 1960s. That one is stainless steel and looks to have small Bakelite tabs on the sides which are used to turn it.
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOL Sonja!!! You're right. Maybe it's a waist trimmer for garden gnomes! I've never seen one like this, either. I didn't realize it turned until I picked it up.
    17. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      LOL I thought it was quite clever!!!

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