This one is clearly a puzzler
This week’s mystery item was sent in by Jim Lockley of The Friends of Wirksworth.
Wirksworth is a heritage-listed estate in Bellerive. Jim said the item, which looks like a glass bell without the clapper inside, was one of many stored in the old coach house at the estate before it was cleaned out in the 1990s.
The item is about 20cm tall and the base is about 17cm in diameter.
The Friends of Wirksworth are hoping for your help to identify the artefact and work out its historic use.
If you think you know what this week’s mystery item is, send an email with your answer to tassieliv[email protected] Those fastest to send in the correct answer will have their names published below next week’s What Is It?