In the box our aunts sent there were 2 items that were something of puzzle. Glass pieces that had handles and a convex top.
I posted them on line at a site that specializes in identifying antiques and such. Every one said they were a child's toy. Specifically a spinning top.
I thought glass was a poor choice for this toy. So I remained unconvinced.
I posted the pictures with my friends on Google+ and again I was getting tops. Until my friend Phoenix showed me the light.
He was the only one that realized I had them upside down.
They are decorative glass mushrooms! Thanks Phoenix! This could have messed with my mind for years!