CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS IS?

I recently purchased this item from gumtree but have no idea what it would be used for.  I think it is a bathroom item as it is of the white China with gold gilting that also follows with the large wash basins and jugs associated with an officers mess. Any help with identifying what it is would be very welcome.

Anyway it is a lovely item made of fine china with gilt to the top edge and a kings crown RAF motif to the centre. In lovely condition and no doubt about to be used as a flower vase by my better half.


    
 

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2 thoughts on “CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS IS?

  1. Hi Andy,
    It’s called a ‘spill’ vase and was used to hold ‘spills’ which are lighting tapers for lighting stoves and fires etc.
    Cheers
    David

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