what is this?

jaynboroOctober 19, 2010

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?

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Can't answer your question, but sure wish I could find one in a pile of brush around here! Very cool.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 8:07PM
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May have been in a graveyard, was there 1 anywhere near where you found it? Looks very old, love the patina!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 8:34PM
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The top of a brick column at a gate,...as good a guess as any.
Linda C

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 10:25PM
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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?

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 8:08AM
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It's the finial for a brick column, often made of concrete or limestone.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 11:57AM
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Cool Beans :0) I'd love to find something like that!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 11:15PM
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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.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 2:48AM
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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.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2010 at 7:02PM
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