Thursday, May 14, 2009
I have no idea what this is. I saw it through an antique shop window years ago and had to go in and pick it up. I liked the feel of it, the look of it, so I bought it. It was only A$40.
It has what appears to be Griffins on the front and back and pheasants on the side medallions. It stands about 14cm (5.5 inches) and is made of some sort of dull alloy in the middle, but the medallions could be silver. Those little stoppers come out easily. Maybe one drinks from the large opening and the other is to let air in to allow an easy flow. It also has little webbed feet.
Perhaps it is used in a ritual ceremony. I call it my Griffin flask. I would really like to know, so please get back to me with clues.