Soooo...here is our latest antique "Mystery of the Week," which is a heavy, ornate, intricately machined brass...something-or-other. It is around 7 1/2" to 8" tall and 3 1/2" wide at the base and has no maker's marks of any kind present. It gives the appearance of being a simple late 19th Century/early 20th Century desk paperweight, but the careful machining and detailed manufacturing makes one wonder: Is it something else?
Any guesses from the troops? There are more pictures below:
Citadel Antiques is owned by Jim Clary, Jr. -- whose "real job" for the last 35 years has been as a trial lawyer and owner of ClarySuba & Associates -- a Baton Rouge law firm. Jim has been interested in antiques and history since the world was new. Over the years, this passion has resulted in a large personal collection of antiques and other rare items. Having enjoyed these pieces for all those years, it is now time to pass 'em on for new owners to enjoy.