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Old 10-16-2016, 01:34 AM
Francis Vaughan Francis Vaughan is offline
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I'm going to go out of a limb here.

The design appears to be intended to be incorporated into another component. The fact that the centre square bit is also finished the same as the ends. It suggests to me, not so much an actual finial as a component in balustrade or similar structure. Now the fact that the thing has been kept suggests some value to the owner. So, here is the far out thought. It is part of a Rood Screen. There was a habit of cutting the original screens down to a lower size, and this may have freed up components for members of the congregation to souvenir. Was your aunt of British church going stock - and may have had this passed down?