The answer to the French Antique Guessing Game is.....
It is a citrus press.
Lil squeezed the truth out first by naming it so, and finding it on Christie's.
At the French brocante I saw the citrus press (without the fancy bottom part) for $250. I did not buy it. At Christie's it cost over $700.
Sounds like Champagne instead of lemon juice.
Your guesses and clever ideas to these French antique Guessing Games always amaze and amuse me.
Many of you guessed it was a door bell,
Some guessed it was a breast pump. Ouch.
I used one when I was nursing Sacha and had to go to the hospital. I remember thinking one had to reallllllllllllllllly want to breast feed to do that everyday. I did pump, but luckily I could breastfeed him in the hospital the day after surgery.
I cracked up when I read a flying pig... the citrus squeezer looks like it !
Many guessed that it was a servant's bell. I loved the descriptions of romance many of you added to the bell theory as well.
Other then your enthusiasm and entertaining guesses I love searching up images for the guesses you come up with:
Door bells, breast pumps, servants bell, flying pigs... egg coddlers.
I never even heard of an egg coddler! After seeing it I could understand why many of you thought the citrus press was an egg coddler.
A sugar caster... was another guess, though wrong too.
And it wasn't an icing disenser like this.
Many of you thought it was a coffee grinder.
But isn't this one chic? Makes me want to like coffee.
"It is a device for Les Bad Dreams : you seen, it is a very refined object with two budding legs to allow it to stand discretely yet elegantly on your night table. You leave it open, you sleep and in case you have a bad dream, the silver device captures it. In the morning, all you have to do is to screw the device very tightly then you open it and what do you get ? A very flat and transparent disc that you can dispose of by throwing it away through your opened window, the wind will catch it and send it far far away ! "
Thank you for playing!
Lil and Massilianana please send me your address for a gift!