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I'm sure someone on here has some knowledge of silver items and could identify what these are? Picked up the whole lot at a yard sale for 20 bucks (about 339 grams total weight). I would have guessed egg cup but the hole and size of the large side throws me. Any info would be most appreciated!
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They remind me of the Vapo-Cresoline burners but perhaps a more modern use for potpourri. Just a wild guess.
 

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They look like old ice cream cups to me or maybe used for desserts . They took a heavy paper insert that came to a point at the bottom and shaped to fit the holder . When you were done you would just throw the insert away . That's my wild guess lol . All jokes aside , that is what I think they are . Well , I stand corrected , I did not see the pic with the tape measure , I would say they are not ice cream cups , too small a diameter .
 

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I should have added that they all are marked Sterling but no other marking so doubt they were a throw away item. Thanks for the guesses and keep them coming![:)] Here is a side on pic.
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I did not mean throw the silver things away Corey , I meant the paper inserts that would be put inside them . I did not see the picture showing the tape measure at first , they look a whole lot bigger than that in the pictures . Here is some of the ice cream cups I was referring to , but these do not use the paper insert . Seems I remember when I was a kid I had ice cream at a soda fountain here at the local drug store counter and the cups were metal with a paper liner put in them , maybe I am wrong . There are so many different ice cream servers from back when .
 

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Here is something similar that I was referring to Corey . As for the ice cream cup liners , they looked something like the one in the pic , they would be the same size and shape of the inside of the metal cups . Kind of getting off the main subject though , I will not go any farther with it .
 

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Thanks for all the input, The Ice cream thing is the most plausible at this point, the salt cellar idea had crossed my mind but these were in a bag and nothing there looked like it went with them. I still thing these would be a mighty fancy way to serve desert but who knows. Thanks again for all the ideas and keep them coming.
 

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Did a bit more research and they are in fact the bases for ice cream or sorbet cups (would be a small glass cup with a glass post that went into the center hole). Its a shame there was nothing like that at the sale. Thanks again for all the input.
 

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Never thought it was fro ice cream at all after seeing how small the diameter was . One just never knows some time .
 

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