Possibly a fire Poker handle.
Looks like a stool leg, is it metal?
dildo for a big???
Was thinkin the same, or for a pot.
Gee wiz, highly unlikely to be a didlo or stool leg, then again.
Could also be a handle off an old chain flush toilet.
Is it brass Dino69 ?
what are the figures in the decoration might give you a clue.
It’s metal when I get a chance I’ll send some better pics. Closeups of the design
Looking at it closer I think it’s a lamp . I cleaned it up and the design looks like a lamp shade with a pull chain.
Hmm, could that lamp be a bell perhaps.
Looks like top of cast iron fence, possibly around a grave at each corner.
still think its something my motherinlaw has under her pillow.
For protection from intruders!
of course … what else?