i found this "topper" dumped in a brush pile on the side of the road. have had it for about 5 years and have often wondered what it came off of. anybody have any ideas?
Can't answer your question, but sure wish I could find one in a pile of brush around here! Very cool.
May have been in a graveyard, was there 1 anywhere near where you found it? Looks very old, love the patina!
The top of a brick column at a gate,...as good a guess as any.
What is the approx weight of the piece? Color and patina looks like it has some copper. Slot on one side looks like it is hollow?
It's the finial for a brick column, often made of concrete or limestone.
Cool Beans :0) I'd love to find something like that!
It is similar to the top of a gate post, or post(s) used to make railings, or other decorative posts such as a lamp or sign post. Depending on size, it could have graced the top of a tombstone or momument. It would be helpful to identify the its material and method of manufacture. Is it a casting, injection molding, or made of more than one piece? Can you detect any parting lines or sprue locations? Turn it upside down - Any markings? Hollow? How thick? Sand cast finish? Etc.
i found no markings on the bottom. here are a few more pics of "seams" and bottom. i weighed it and it is 70 lbs. i believe it is concrete. i think it was painted solid green at one point. i agree with the idea of a column top or tombstone. guess will never know for sure.