Posted 5 years ago
I found this brass lizard figure at a local christmas fair here in the South of France. The dealer had no idea what it is for, nor do I.
It is about 12 inches long, and weighs in at about 3.4 pounds (1.5 kilograms).
It opens to reveal 4 different size smooth half cylinders in the bottom part, with the corresponding half cylinder in the top half being much less smooth.
It is not high precision, the top fitting well but certainly not perfectly into the bottom.
I cannot find any identifying marks.
It fascinates me - yet it is completely incomprehensible to me!