Saturday, October 1, 2011

Theme Day: Mystery Object

Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci, ashtray, LivornoIf you didn't recognize the mysterious object, click here.


22 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Way too beautiful a piece to make usage of with a cigarrete. Please have a good new month and a nice weekend as well.

daily athens

Farmchick said...

I agree with Robert.

Randy said...

That's a decorative ashtray.

Jack said...

It sure is beautiful, VP.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is beautifully crafted as is the door adjacent.

Bises,
Genie

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! Wonderful VP!

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing---cough cough!! MB

Julie said...

Brass has a wonderful texture. It is not a true metal is it? I think it is some sort of composite of two true metals. I have no idea, but I do like this mystery object.

Dina said...

It's still beautiful, even without the rope.

Jilly said...

How fascinating and beautiful. I'd not have guessed what it was. Great choice for today.

brattcat said...

Well done, VP!

Rob and Mandy said...

Too nice to be used as an ashtray!!!

joo said...

It is beautiful.

Traveling Hawk said...

I always admire this kind of work. No such things produced nowadays.

Halcyon said...

Okay... I was first thinking holy water holder. But it also makes an attractive ash holder!
I found this theme day rather difficult. Your choice was a good one. :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

facsinating to see so much detail devoted to this habit. it is a piece of art though. interesting to learn what it is used for.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I had to click VP, didn't recognise it without the rope haha! I seriously hope they don't still use it as an ashtray, it's way too beautiful for that purpose!!

Kate said...

So elaborate and so beautiful!

Arianna said...

Sì, la Vespucci! Beato te che l'hai vista, buona domenica! Arianna

Leif Hagen said...

I guess it holds water outside a church for worship goers to mark the sign of the cross with water on their forehead....

Babzy said...

Beautiful object, thanks for the link :)

JM said...

I forgot about this detail but I surely remember the post because I really enjoyed it.