We found this thing in our house when we moved in 20 years ago and don't
know what it is.
Its made out of some sort of cast stone and weighs about 60 pounds.
Here an album of pics.
This pic is from the back.
It looks like a thin walled pipe came in from the front and was sealed to
Just a WAG here, but it looks like part of a fountain, or maybe the
ornamental trim from the drain porthole coming off a flat roof. If
somebody had a pipe mudded into the front, maybe they were trying to get
the roof to drain away from the wall, so it wouldn't stain the
brick/stucco or whatever. Backside looks awful clean for an item that
was ever actually used, though. Did previous owner maybe work at a
decorative concrete company or something like that? My gut says it got
dragged home for a project that didn't work out.
I agree ith those who guessed it was a clock holder (though not a mantel
clock; I agree with you that it's probably too big and heavy for that).
Think about it: what else would fit in a round hole in an obviously
decorative piece that serves no other evident purpose?
It was probably meant to be painted or glazed to look like old stone.
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Having only dialup I only looked briefly at one picture and can
certainly say I've seen a lot worse looking stuff than this by far in in
public as well as private cemeteries.
That it was intended for it I certainly wouldn't claim necessarily, but
I'd still not rule it out entirely...
My hunch is still for the garden sort of thing as most likely, though...
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