Any ideas what this vintage object was used for? It is made of a turned hardwood called lignum vitae, dates from the early 20th century and looks a bowling ball with a hole through the middle.
This is one of many unusual and interesting antiques and collectables we have in stock at Collecting the World.
Customers have suggested it might have been part of the rigging in a sailing ship or a candle holder or candle holder.
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