What Is This Mysterious Bird Cup?

What Is This Mysterious Bird Cup?

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Faith Durand
Nov 5, 2009

Q: I purchased this interesting and strange dish at a thrift store and have no idea what its purpose is.

The bird head cup separates from the tray part. At the base of the bird neck inside is a square hole, and on the bottom of the cup is a hole that is connected to the square hole (air exits the bird neck hole when I blow through the bottom hole). The tray has a hollow base and also has a hole into which something can drain from the bird cup. But WHAT? This is all the information I have.

Sent by Melissa

Editor: Hmm, we're stumped too, Melissa! Readers - any ideas?

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(Images: Melissa via email)

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