Actually this could simply be a lovely little Ornament or Ring Dish as there are no "rests" on it. It is lovely little thing and has a certain poignancy to it. Sold Brass 3 inches across and the same high. Fairly old I think.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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