Can anyone help me identify the function, approximate age and/or country of origin of this item? I purchased at a local thrift store.
It appears to be made of silver and glass. I do not see any maker's marks.
The top, which is attached by a chain to the body, comes off to access an interior glass cylindrical compartment. Overall size is 10" x 1 1/4".
An incense holder and a jewish scroll holder have been previously suggested, but I haven't been able to obtain a firm identification.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you.