Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Solve This Mystery!!!!!

In Kitchen > Show & Tell.
Kitchen4550 of 6196Ice tongs, André Ricard (1964) Glass Swan covered candy dish
Love it
Like it

tom61375tom61375 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker likes this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(2 items)

I found this really unique(i think) item. it has no markings on it what so ever. The ball like thing on the metal stick is some sort of porous stone. Does anyone know what this is? Please help me solve this mystery!

Mystery Solved


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    It is for applying starting fluid in a wood burning fireplace.
  2. DobbinDee70, 5 years ago
    It is a vintage honey pot .
  3. DobbinDee70, 5 years ago
    Well there is a vintage honey pot on e-bay that looks a little like it . At least it has what looks like a stone ball on the end of stick like this item . Oh well .
  4. jwill89, 5 years ago
    Thanks for all the help!
  5. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    We used to have one quite similar when I was a kid that was used as a fire starter. The tankard was kept filled with kerosene or coal oil and the pumice-like stone would soak in it. Then you stuck it under your kindling and lit it. Once the kindling began to burn, you removed the stone. Once cooled, it was replace in the tankard. So my bet is on fire starter. :-)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.