Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Photo-a-Day - July 2012 - Day 31: Unusual Thing I Bought

Photo-a-Day - July 2012 - Day 31: Unusual Thing I Bought
As a self-admitted Anglophile and lover of past times, when I saw this for sale, I couldn't resist it. 

It is made by Waterford and a part of their Period Piece Collection, made to the original designs of the 18th Century factory and reproduced from old working molds.  It was a limited-release of, I believe, 150 pieces. Although it looks to be a vase, there are openings at both ends.

Any idea what it is???  .....scroll down.....







It's a punch cup filler.  You lower the bulb end into the punch bowl, place your thumb over the opening in the top creating a vacuum, raise it up and over the cup, and release your thumb allowing the liquid to drain into the cup.

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