Featured What is this? 2 silver? discs that screw together in velvet box

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, Apr 12, 2024.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found these - actually my girlfriend did while trying to make room! in our house - in a plastic tub full of stuff I'd forgotten about!

    It is 2 silver? Metal? disc's that screw together and came in a velvet box (see last photo where bottom is a deep purple compared to top - it must have sat for awhile?

    Can anyone tell me what it is/what it's for?
    Is it silver?

    Thank you!

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  2. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    They look a bit like the brighton bun candlesticks, so some type of portable candle holders?
  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The box is Indian. I think candle holders is a good guess.
  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Maybe - makes more sense than anything I thought of!
  5. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I thought cymbals,who knows why ?
  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They look like portable tealight holders. Maybe traveling Shabbos candleholders? They're for tealights, but I've seen similarly boxed Judaica, and you wouldn't want tapers in a suitcase or a hotel room.
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  8. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    I thought candle holders also. But would the presence of a box necessarily mean portable? Maybe it's just a presentation box. @Marote 's guess/suggestion seems to be spot on. Have you tried polishing them? Sometimes the smell when polishing gives a clue to the metal.
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They're packaged that way for gift giving. I've found many a piece of Indian silverplate sold in such a box.
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