Category: Unidentified Items

The origins and use these items are currently unknown. Please help us by commenting with any information or clues that may help us identify the purpose, date and location of manufacture, or maker of these objects.

Unknown Maker’s Mark

An AMS members asks, ‘I recently acquired this brass fireplace Tidy Betty from what looks to be the late 1800s. It is a very weighty object and is well made. I was wondering whether...

Brass Pot

An AMS member recently acquired a heavy cast brass pot some 6″ tall with traces of a vertical casting seam between the two handles. A device is cast proud inside the rim of the...

Cresset

Today I visited a local museum and they asked me to look at a mystery object. It is made from wrought iron, we think it was mounted to a wall and most likely a...

Mystery Item

I was wondering if I could send an enquiry to the members of AMS. Here at the National Museum in Gdansk we have a very unusual object. I attach three  images, apologies for the...

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