Featured Not antique - Blue acrylic lobster shaped piece - any ideas?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bercrystal, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I know this isn't antique by any stretch of the imagination but I didn't know where else to post this thing. :rolleyes::confused::wacky::hilarious:

    I was curious if anyone has any ideas as to what this might have been used for or is it just a tschoke?

    It is hard plastic, 5 3/8" long & 2 1/4" across the front claws. Not marked anywhere that I could find.

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!!! :happy::happy: :kiss::kiss::kiss:
     
  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Is it a chopstick holder?
     
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Massage tool?
     
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  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    @antidiem & @Bronwen - I tried searching both but found nothing that looks like this one. :(

    Thanks for the ideas. :happy::kiss:
     
  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    how on earth did u find that ?

    congrats !!
     
  7. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    MAGIC I tell ya, pure magic! :smuggrin: An image search.
     
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  8. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Wisc :happy:
     
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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  10. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Here's the translation @Bronwen:

    Body massager Doctor Banya "Cancer" / face massager / foot massager

    Briefly about the product
    • massage area: lower back, thighs, legs, shoulders, back, arms, neck
    • material: plastic
     
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  11. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed: :woot::woot::woot::woot::woot:

    Thanks to @wiscbirddog!! :kiss::kiss:

    Look out @i need help your premiere position of being able to find obscure --it might be in jeopardy. ;) :playful::playful::playful: :D

    I would have never guessed this in a million years!!! :eek::rolleyes::rolleyes: :D:D

    I swear I looked last night & was actually shocked at how many responses I got when I googled lobster massager. Who knew??? :wacky::wacky::wacky:

    I will tell you I just tried to use it as a face massager & it sucks IMHO. :p:p:p :hilarious::hilarious:
     
  12. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

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    I humbly bow to @wiscbirddog. (Superpowers must lie in the New Avatar) :)
     
  13. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I don't think you have any worries INH! ;)
     
  14. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this is supposed to be a crab rather than a lobster which would explain the use of the word "cancer". :confused::confused:
     
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  15. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I wondered that too but the others I saw were an octopus & a turtle so don't think it is related to the zodiac. Plus, it looks like a lobster. Perhaps just a glitch in the Russian translation?
     
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  16. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I have seen Renaissance art use a more scorpion/lobster type creature for Cancer, identifiable by its place in the lineup of astrological symbols.
     
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  17. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Peggy, is it made of lucite? ;)
     
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  18. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    It is translucent hard plastic. I am not sure you can tell if something is lucite or acrylic or generic hard plastic.

    When I think of lucite I think of MCM stuff & this definitely does not fit into that era.
     
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  19. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Not to dis your lobster there, but a massager? Really? With this concept I could pick up any plastic toy, roll it around on my neck and back and get a massage. It looks like it would hurt, especially on a thin person.
     
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  20. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I did try to rub it on my face & it did hurt. So I stand by my earlier comment that it sucks. :p:p
     
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