Bumping this up for you.
I hope our experts can solve the mystery.
I posted this to Twitter and FaceBook... :)
Maybe the tops to a Bedpost???? :)
Possibly these are finials of some sort and could have been on a number of things such as a bed, andirons, plant holder....... etc....????? Probably anyone's guess. Good Luck!
I know this sounds a little crazy...but finials to fireplace pieces (pokers, etc.)?? The marble would stay cool once they heated up and that type of thing tends to be a little heavier...I'll see if I can do some searches and find anything:)
Thank you all so much :) At first I thought they were the dangle ends for drawer pulls, then once they arrived here, there was no question that I was wrong! LOL Bedposts was where I stopped at as well. I found these in one of my favorite shops and just HAD to grab them. I just wanted to use them as they were intended if at possible, to keep the aethestic pure. They are incredible as all get-out. I'd be lost if weren't for you all here :) And the tops of fire-pokers is actually very interesting to me as well. That makes perfect sense given their size---how exciting!
I got two answers from my friends on FaceBook and they each said the same thing, either fireplace poker handles or spindles from a bed post....
Perfect :) Thank you all so much for all your help :)
What about parts of a bathroom towel holder. I have had one where the short cross bars of a double towel rack were able to be pulled out. they were metal and porcelain and narrower on one end to fit the hole they slipped into. It was a railroad towel holder. Just a thought.