Completely unknown rolling pin from my great grandmother

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I received this when my grandfather passed away recently at 97 years old. He knew it had come from his mother. I’ve never seen another like it. It’s very heavy, solid. You can tell the roller has seen it’s share of fats over the years as it still seems well conditioned. No markings.

any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Huge. Bigger than my regular rolling pin that I use for pies and dough rolling. I’m not home at the moment to measure it, but it is very large.
 
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It is roughly the size of one wiener dog haha
I would assume just hold the handle. I’ve only seen one similar pin on Pinterest ironically, calling it an antique German 1800’s one handle rolling pin, but I cannot find anything to back this up. It’s large and solid, very heavy, so I’m sure it’ll be wonderful when making my next batch of pepperoni rolls!
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Rolling pins like that were not uncommon in Europe before the 20th century. What is uncommon is to see one not only in working order but, in good shape as well.

In some circles, these antiques can be worth a fair bit of coin. I've seen some sell for over $400. I don't mean to suggest that yours is worth that much. I'm not an expert. However, I have perused many antique shops in the EU and in the US and have seen rolling pins like this sell for a couple hundred dollars.

Here are some pics of similar pins that I found.
 

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Rolling pins like that were not uncommon in Europe before the 20th century. What is uncommon is to see one not only in working order but, in good shape as well.

In some circles, these antiques can be worth a fair bit of coin. I've seen some sell for over $400. I don't mean to suggest that yours is worth that much. I'm not an expert. However, I have perused many antique shops in the EU and in the US and have seen rolling pins like this sell for a couple hundred dollars.

Here are some pics of similar pins that I found.
Thank you so very much! Don’t worry, it will stay safely within my family. I can’t part with this pin, nor the surplus of Pyrex I was also left with. They are my go to mixing everything bowls. It is nice to know where it comes from & the many people that probably used it before me!
 
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Rolling pins like that were not uncommon in Europe before the 20th century. What is uncommon is to see one not only in working order but, in good shape as well.

In some circles, these antiques can be worth a fair bit of coin. I've seen some sell for over $400. I don't mean to suggest that yours is worth that much. I'm not an expert. However, I have perused many antique shops in the EU and in the US and have seen rolling pins like this sell for a couple hundred dollars.

Here are some pics of similar pins that I found.

Wonder how many handles got broke off from granny laying down the law?! :p
 
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