Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We haven't played...



What is this?
(for a while)


I hate it when I can't figure out what something is!


When I came across this oddity, I proceeded to ask those around me what they thought it might be.


Several thought it was handmade but I don't think so...


It looks too well done to have been made by an amateur.


It definitely looks to have a purpose.
 

I find the hole in the top of the head intriguing.


It's driving me crazy!!! 
 

I need to know!


Come on... help me figure it out

PLEASE






***Thank you to those who have responded so far. I thought I better include the measurements so you have a better idea of its size. I'm thinking the bag lady idea sounds very plausible though...

I appreciate all your guesses!!!

Thank you


Dimensions: 12" high
The inside diameter is 3"
The opening is 2" across x 6.5" high



19 comments:

Geri said...

Could it have something to do with a barber?

Anonymous said...

If it is modern, is it to store plastic shopping bags (pulling them through the head)??

Gina said...

It would be easier if we knew the dimensions of the "thing" I do think that it is hand made.
Is it a paper towel holder?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Is it from Jonathan Adler? If so I think the plastic bag holder comment makes sense. Is there a way to squeeze a roll of paper towels or kleenex inside that then could come out the head? hmmmm - intriguing!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How big is it? To store toilet paper? LOL...it's a mystery!

Anonymous said...

Yep, looks like a bag lady to me. Put a roll of plastic trash bags in and pull one through the head.

Heather

Anonymous said...

Kitchen twine dispenser???

Jean Tepper said...

to me it looks like a paper towel dispenser.

Karena Albert said...

HI Terri,
Some sort of a dispenser, and I think that an accomplished artist could have made it. Who knows it may be one of a kind!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Divine Theatre said...

Could it be a skein holder? Or string?

Let me know when you find out!

xo

Andie

Divine Theatre said...

I think the yarn comes out of the top of her head. That's why her hair looks like yarn?

I'm gonna say yes. LOL!

xo

Anonymous said...

I had thrown out the bag dispenser idea, but am now thinking it would have made more sense for the bags to load into the back. -- except from the front they would sort of create a "ruffled dress"..... Hmm....

Divine Theatre said...

Look at this! It is similar!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/161848136/vintage-french-twine-dispenser-ceramic

xo

Donnamae said...

At first I thought it was to hold extra rolls of toilet paper. But I think it's too small for that. Plastic bags might work. Hope you are going to tell us when you figure it out! ;)

Colleen for Swede said...

I think it is a cover for a twine or ribbon dispenser to leave on your kitchen countertop. Twine comes out the top hole.

La Dolfina said...

You guys are great!
Who wants it?

Jennifer McCracken said...

I agree with the kitchen twine/bakers cord dispenser idea.The hole in the top of the head looks like it would be large enough for a pair of scissors to fit into it too, so they would be at the ready!

Jennifer McCracken said...

Ok, I just saw the dimensions. I now agree with the posts for the roll of medium waste can garbage bags. The roll is 6"long and would fit with the end of the bag sticking out the head. Pull until you get to the next bag. Usually the bags are white, and that would be what you see in the front.

Anonymous said...

Oh I remember seeing these before. When I first saw them I did not know what it was either, but when I read the description..it made sense. Unfortunately I cannot remember what or who.
I do think it was a ceramic clay artist's site. The artist was foreign (European) and also made dancing woman wall sculptures mostly black and white. Unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere..not in my bookmarks.
Sorry I am of no help.