Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let's Play...



What's this?




The glass piece is solid so I don't think it is not an inkwell.



I really don't have a clue... do you?
I was thinking the letters AOT might have something do with Fraternities or Sororities.



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15 comments:

Kathysue said...

Maybe an inkwell holder and the slot is for a pen

Stitchfork said...

As Opposed To, Arrived On Time, Average Operating Time?? I'd rather think it was a monogram carved by some sailor marooned on a desert island.....
xo Cathy

Burlap Luxe said...

Lady "T" I was thinking on the line of KathySue your first comment!
Now that you have featured this piece it will haunt me with what it is! inquiring minds need to know!!

You always come up with postings like these, its what so fun about you, next to your great personal finds!
Please let us know what it is when you find out, perhaps when you announce the winner!!

Have a perfectly soulful weekend!
xoxo
Dore

LaPouyette said...

It is certainly a monogram: A T

And the glass piece looks to me like a paper weight, in a special design.
Helpful?

Greetings from Périgord,
Karin

classic • casual • home said...

I don't know but my husband was in the ATO fraternity and my son is considering it. You find the most unusual treasures.

The Zhush said...

wow, that is cool. My friend's mother collects these glass objects that the telephone companies used ages ago, they were part of the telephone poles, they are highly collectible (valuable!) wondering if this is one of those? hmmmm.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I have NO idea and was hoping one of the comments would hold the key. Please let us know if you ever find out :)

Bree said...

interesting. Where did you get it?

xoxo, Bree

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French-Kissed said...

haven't a clue...but I think you are on the right track with the fraternity thing...the base kind of looks homemade--meant as a throne of sorts for the beautiful glass piece and if it is fraternity art Lord only knows what the beautiful glass piece may be meant to symbolize.

Jermaine

sharon said...

OK Terri, this is a really long shot .... supposing the line at the front was to prop up a piece of paper, and the glass ball designed to refract and reflect light and so light up the page .... I told you it was a long shot!
have a happy weekend
Sharon
xx

atelier de campagne said...

I would guess also that it is a combination of paper weight and an inkwell set, but the inkwell is missing.
Trinidad

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Nutbird said...

I think this is from the 1910's to 1920's. A woodshop project for a kid. He found the paperweight thing around the house, the slot would be for a pencil, or maybe a fountain pen. I think carving an inkwell into this setup might have been too difficult. Unique, though. Ann

helen tilston said...

I think a little girl had it in her bedroom and her dream was that she marry a carpenter prince and her diamond would be this size. Each night she chanted "My man works with wood and marry me he should" God, that sounds like words to a rap song.

Jacque Ferreira said...

Oh, I have one just like it! Ha! Just kidding... you find the most interesting things. Reminds me of a piece of driftwood that I found as a kid, it was shaped like a fish and I carved my mothers initials in it. I still have it and people think it is some valuable old world artifact. The glass piece looks oddly shaped on the bottom, that may be a good clue? Have fun on your trip ~ Jacque