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Animals5102 of 5568Nippon handpainted 3D plate --approximate age 112 --- Antique wooden duck decoy
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Posted 6 years ago

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I haven't any idea what this is. It looks, to me, like a rat's head. It is rather heavy and comes unscrewed but there is little room inside. It came in this fitted case. There is a tag on it that is metallic that reads "Katherine's collection" but I do not know if that is the original tag. The case and the item both look very old. Can someone help me identify this item and its purpose? Thanks.

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  1. TRIKER TRIKER, 6 years ago
    Bottle stopper?
  2. lostone777, 6 years ago
    Could the answer be so simple? I thought it seemed too fancy a presentation to be a stopper. RobinHawaii... did you mean 1891 or 1991?

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