Hello! I hope this is the right area to post in- I am new here! I have this very strange large object I am hoping to find out more about- what it is, when it was made, and of course, what it might be worth!
I think it is a lamp base, based on the size (14 inches tall) and shape of it, and the fact that there is a hole at the bottom for wiring (unless it is for some other purpose entirely of course!).
It is clearly marked BLACK, STARR & FROST, and also STERLING 14 IN, and also has an eagle shaped mark and what I think are the numbers 596- please see pictures! It is very heavy, 47.5 oz, and very ornate. The base and rim are covered in roses and swirls.
I am attaching 2 photos, or trying to (as a newbie please bear with me if I make technical errors!), and would love ANY input!!!
Thanks in advance!