I bought this interesting ‘thing’ from an antique dealer in Paris. It was described as a ‘porte rameau’ – I really don’t know what that means – well ‘porte’ means a carrier or holder for something. But I have no idea what a ‘rameau’ is.
Anyway, it was a transaction conducted via email, and the item was described as being about 2oo grams and in brass.
I received this item in the post the other week and I found it to be in solid silver. It is really stunning and I am thinking about what I can attach to it so I can hang it on a wall. It’s just divine – way too big to use in jewelry. Here are some pics. Maybe someone knows what it is for?