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The pictured item is 6 inches long.

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#36 Unusual objectcollectaholic 2019-01-09 17:45
Looks to me like someone's sense of fun, a receptacle for sealing wax.
#35 Wild guessPhilbert59 2019-01-06 20:32
It's a walking cane handle
#34 DragonJewelllane 2019-01-06 00:17
I think it is a pipe for opium or hashish
#33 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!jendfly 2019-01-04 20:58
Is it a rug beater?
#32 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-01-04 16:04
It’s a party popper, a silver Dresden (paper not the china) sea serpent.
#31 Whats it?bandwife 2019-01-04 10:56
Well, judging by the Christmas cracker-looking item in the dragon's arse, it looks like a device for holding a firecracker. But that would be impractical. So I'll go with the sealing wax holder above.
#30 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-01-04 09:18
Could it be a fancy bottle opener?
#29 Whatzit Wednesdayej 2019-01-03 19:15
Looks like a desk accessory which holds a stick of sealing wax?
#28 Dresden crackerVAFlats 2019-01-03 15:35
It is a Dresden cracker used mainly in Great Britain at Christmas.
#27 What's it Wednesdayej 2019-01-03 11:48
A desk accessory for holding sealing wax

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