Enigmas

We often find items that have us scratching our heads. Sometimes we cannot identify the maker, or what an image is meant to be, or even what it was used for! So we thought we'd ask for your help. Can you solve any of these vintage puzzlers? Drop us an email at info@penllyncollectables.co.uk if you think you have an answer.

Porcelain figurines maker?

We think that these figurines are probably 19th century and continental in the style of Meissen, possibly imitating the Meissen mark. But we have…...

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The Sirdap Jug

This was found in a pop-up shop in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Internet searches by the vendor on "The Sirdap" had drawn a blank. With his…...

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The problem with this jug is that when transfer printed the last letter of the name was imperfectly formed and instead of the P now…...

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Old Iron tool

10 inches long, one handle would have had a spring to keep handles apart so it looks like this was used possibly for crimping. The…...

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Sugar nips, identified after a visit to Lady Waterford Hall. Used for cutting chunks of sugar from a sugar loaf.

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Johnnie Walker Doulton Lambeth Flask

This flask appears to be modelled on Johnnie Walker whisky. It is just over 12 inches tall, the top hat (which has been repaired) is…...

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Thanks to Steven Parkes and The British Antique Bottle Forum this has been confirmed as an extremely rare Doulton Lambeth Johnnie Walker whisky flask. This…...

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Art Glass Bowl Centrepiece D under crown mark

This stunning bowl is 15.4 inch diameter and has a ground out pontil mark on the white glass underside. There is a label which shows a…...

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Unknown Yacht Flag

White flag, blue cross and a yellow crown to centre. 20.5 inches x 12 inches. Found with racing pennants and yacht race sponsors flags for…...

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Brown Commemorative Jug

The jug is 22cm high and has the number 388 incised to the base. The central crest has not been identified nor have the two…...

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Feedback from the British Antique Bottle Forum suggests this is late Victorian in date despite the clothing apparently dating to circa 1810-1820. Continental in origin,…...

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Old Rubber Peak Cap Prince of Wales Feathers D J Rees Child Size

No tassel on this but the badge is the Prince of Wales feathers. It appears to be child size. Inside the name badge is for…...

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Indian Fables Illustrations?

These wonderful large poster sized pieces of art are probably by an amateur artist. They were found in a mixed collection of artwork and papers,…...

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Wade PDM Ashtray

This ashtray would have been made c1980 and is a fairly standard advertising ashtray. Looks like a Mercedes logo, but if so why can't we…...

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