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A wooden cone and an iron tool


Two mystery items acquired by Nick White  in a brocante in the Dordogne in June.


Item 1 is made of iron and is 14" long, with one end pointed and the other hooked.  Ther body is hollowed out into a spoon shape. There is a a Maltese Cross centred on the middle, which is visible in the photo.  

Item 2 is a wooden cone 9 1/2 " long and just over 2" wide.  Nick says that the nearest idea he has for it is a bird call but he cannot make any sound from it.  The two iron pins near the top clearly held something, maybe a flap or strap. There are one or two worm holes (now treated).

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