The first mystery item - our portrait of James Wilkinson by John Wesley Jarvis - was easy. That was a warm up. Now they get tougher.
The item pictured here was commonly found in households well into the 20th century - and some are most likely still used today. This item is 11.5" long and 5" wide (tappering to 1.5"). It rises at approximately a 30 degree angle from tail to head to a height of 3". What is it?
The first correct answer submitted will win a copy of Raymond Meyers' The Zollie Tree. The answer will be posted at the end of the month.