What are these items
These were found in my mothers estate. The brass gloved hand one is 13 inches tall with a 3 1/2 inch base. The hands are stationary on the center post but they open like clothes pins to hold something. The acorn topped one is 11 inches tall and 4 inch base. The 3 top 'things' open also. What are they called, use and age please? Thank you in advance for any info.