Today's Throwback Thursday is a "What is it?"
I'll give you some hints.
- It was photographed at Waveland Plantation, Lexington, KY
- It was on a dresser in a guest room
- The house was built in 1844-48 by Daniel Boone Bryan, well-to-do descendant of Daniel Boone and successful hemp grower and livestock breeder.
- The strand you see is fishing line thread tethering the item so nobody can pocket it and walk off with it (Result of there being no ropes or barricades behind which tourists were required to stand. We were free to walk around any room and view the artifacts up close--my kind of museum!)
Let me know in your comments if you've ever seen one of these before and what you think its use might've been.