This pair of antique (late 1800s - very early 1900s) French zinc whetstone holders were used in the wine/grape vineyards. Filled with water to keep the sharpening stone ready for use when blade needed to be sharpened. Made to hang on belt, but we love them hanging on a fence or rod to hold freshly cut flowers (vase). Also perfect size to hold small gardening tools or kitchen knives.
Both are in very good condition: no holes, no cracks along the trims which remain very round, no damages on the exteriors. Minor surface rusting on the hook of the elongated piece, and some mineral deposit in the shorter piece. Both easy to clean but we have left them as found. Lovely antique patina.
Sizes: Large one measures 8¼" tall (excluding hook) and 2⅛" in diameter at the trim;
Smaller one measures 7¼" tall (excluding hook) and 2¼" in diameter at the trim.
Sold as a pair. Price includes shipping within the USA only.