"I will try to take a picture from the side. I actually took one, but it was hard for me to understand what it looked like from the pic, because of all the glass & I had it in front of me, so I figured it wouldn't be helpful. It's…"
it could be a 'rest' of some sort: for ladle? serving spoon? I know not like we are used to seeing.
It is meant to make the downward motion of the sharp "V' design to cradle something; the center trough - to drain or channel…"
"Maybe those tabs are handles as somebody suggested...Maybe it holds 4 decks of cards, at an angle. First and last decks would rest against the handles which appear to go straight up and could support a deck. Some games are played with multiple…"
"just as an aside~
this is what I enjoy so much about this forum; everyone so willing to help, find answers, solve mystery item quandaries.
we all learn things from each one of these detecting ventures.
and it's people helping people, in a kind…"
"That's originally what I thought, a soap dish, but an average size bar of soap is too wide to fit. I guess one could use it for little bars of soap. The ribs in the "v" seem like they are there to drain something.
Thank you Pam!"
So, sandwiches aside - focusing strictly on form, you said the handles are flat w/ a descending step design, so that establishes a use for handling the item. Dangerous for parking a ciggy, as it is not shaped properly for cradling one.…"
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