#3 - Further guessing: Folk Art containers, mugs. Some sort of goblet set for a special/particular occassion. The inscription, Gretal Guyon? Does this mean girl & boy? Would the set/pair have been presented to a couple as a wedding gift or such, or used for the occassion. The right one's decor seems to be of a party atmosphere, ie. dancing. I would think the decoration would give some indication of the setting for the gift or occassion, hinting of their use/purpose/ function.
Rob H. set the following eddies spiralling through the space-time continuum:
Does this thing open, or does one part move against another in any other way? If it does open I would like to know the shape of any hollow inside. It looks like some kind of mould.
Looks like a couple of picture hooks that go over a pelmet.
You haven't indicated the size of these pieces.
Are there three or four hooks/clasps around the "base" of each one? If they were for chains to hang them somewhere I would only expect three. Trouble is, if there were chains hanging from a common point above the centre of the piece they would surely foul the "mouth".
Is the protuberance visible back left of the right-hand piece, some kind of spout or nozzie whereby the base may be filled with some liquid? (Are they oil lamps missing the metal fitting containing and controlling the wick?)