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Size is approximately 6 inches long by 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/2 wide.

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16 responses to “It’s #whatsitwednesday!”

  1. Kovels says:

    This one stumped everyone but a few folks, both here and on social media. It’s a Victorian sterling blotter with a sterling undercase. Well done or better luck next time, as the case may be.

    Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

  2. davidandbarbara says:

    Nail buffer

  3. sk8trgrrl says:

    Silver dressing table set?

  4. seattleite says:

    wow! the measurements given sure don’t seem to match the photo again! But ignoring those, I agree with all those who’ve said it is a sterling nail buffer

  5. Valerie Pierce says:

    Nail Buffer

  6. Margaret Bain says:

    It looks like a communion plate, especially used for the flat bread or crackers.

  7. limerickey says:

    A fountain pen ink blotter. Either that, or the bottom is an ink pad and the top part is a stamp.

  8. Mzgti2u says:

    It looks like a nail buffer that belongs to a vanity set?

  9. Toadtree44 says:

    Silver handled nail buffer

  10. marilynezdon says:

    Fingernail buffer.

  11. susannadanna00 says:

    Looks like a nail buffer my grandmother had. The base was covered in chamois and the results were lovely.

  12. sl64 says:

    Sterling silver nail buffer?

  13. flash472002 says:

    Ink blotter, maybe.

  14. victorianglory says:

    An antique silver nail buffer

  15. Capebog says:

    Ink blotter

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