What are *these*? (brass, crystal)
Calling folks who like to solve a thing-mystery: not so much the crystal -- although I need to place it; I think I'll send a pic to Replacements and see if they can ID it.
But the brass things: What the heck are they?! I was first attracted to them because they looked a bit like the wooden sabots DD found at 'the store', but upon closer inspection they're different and don't have the wear that would indicate primarily rubbing on the bottom. They're *old, they're very heavy, have a hole in the back for hanging, I assume? But they're not sconces or wall pockets, I don't think.
What the heck are they? Tools for shaping something that then get hung up? Leather shhoe shapers? I was esp. taken by the little old man faces on one of them.
Here is a link that might be useful: leather shoe shapers?