I know that I haven’t had that many intervening posts since my last mystery object, the lion-shaped carpenter’s ink line, but here is the latest one.
This is a utilitarian object, about seven inches tall. These are still quite common today, and while often now made of plain ceramic or stainless steel, odd-shaped ones are still to be met with.
Here are a couple of clues: Although some of these are plain and inexpensive, they often involve fine materials and workmanship. Also, they come in a large variety of sizes.
If you know what this is, or would like to guess, please answer in the comments below. For these mystery posts comment moderation is turned on, so if you are correct, it will still give others a chance to figure it out.
The answer, as usual, will be in the following post.