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The pictured item is 1 1/2 inches high.

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#31 Used for measuring gold nuggets or dust/oreYogideb 2019-09-16 14:02
I'm guessing that it's a pre-measured silver cup used for weighing gold dust or nuggets. This little silver cup was of a standardized, premeasured weight, so that it's weight could be deducted from the entire weight of the gold nuggets or ore/dust, to accurately calculate how much the gold was worth.
#30 Metal smelterLucille60 2019-09-14 22:55
Melts lead for ammunition.
#29 Where?jmfk 2019-09-13 22:07
Where is this weeks whatsit? I can't find it. Please don't stop this feature. We all love it.
#28 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-09-12 08:30
Did you forget "whatsitwednesd ay" this week???
#27 Silver potDD97 2019-09-11 23:19
Shavers helper; A shavers pot...
#26 A hearth potPiperstrong 2019-09-10 07:53
Used for heating and cooking over an open fire place or hearth
#25 A hearth potPiperstrong 2019-09-10 07:51
Use to heat and cook by an open hearth.
#24 whatsitwednesda yaw3se4 2019-09-09 18:44
Size matters when identifying an object. Assuming that it's under 3" tall, it's definitely a tea strainer.
#23 fishalidar 2019-09-09 11:46
I think it has something to do with fish. Maybe a holding pot for the side of the boat.
#22 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-09-09 10:41
The item is a tea strainer. It hangs from a teapot spout to catch tea leaves, marked Black Star & Frost, Sterling, 408, 1 3/8 in. h by 2 in. w.

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