Bravo! You got it. I really thought this would be the French Antique Guessing Game Stumper. But no you peeps are sooooooooooo clever and deep divers into figuring things out. Dang! You got it.
Thank you for loving these guessing games as much as I do. I wish I could find more French Anitque guessing game things...
So many clever, witty, plausible, guesses!
The first person to answer correctly was:
(According to my comment time clock on Typepad.)
The most creative winner is:
Robin, who wrote: "To help pull out a child's tooth."
The antique dealer that sold me this cigarette finger ring had the cigarette stump attached to it that is how I knew what it was. Later she explained how it worked.
Where to find one:
"This cigarette holder irresistably brings to mind the Flappers of the 1920s, who wouldn't want to stain their fingers with nicotine, and would have taken great delight in swanning around with their cigarette held away in this 14kt gold holder, one end clasping the cigarette, the other round the finger to be elegantly waved at friends or alluring strangers." Via Gold Cigarette holder.