Thursday, 11 October 2012
Collector of Oddities
I have the habit of a magpie in that occasionally something bright catches my eye and I bring it back to our nest.
The above is a bronze plaque with a silver filigree pattern.
I think the words may be Arabic but am not certain, perhaps
someone can throw light on this ?
Of all of the oddities this is my favourite.
It is of course a small soda syphon about 5 inches high x 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
I can imagine it being an essential item for those who like to travel
and imbibe a whisky & soda at regular intervals!
Another plaque carved from wood and overlaid with bronze,
it's about 4-1/2 inches in diameter. The quadrant design is a Celtic,
cross in a circle which is as old as the hills however, I have no idea as
to why the vertical leg is channeled out - any ideas please ?
This object is a very strong magnet, it was found
attached to the bonnet (hood) of our car and neither the
mechanic nor myself have a clue as to why it was there.
I look forward in receiving your suggestions!