This is a wonderful antique Victorian brass desk clip in the form of a lady's hand. These were intended to hold papers or calling cards on a desk and they still function well for that purpose. They can also be used on a wall for decoration or to hold notes. This one has a lovely ruffled cuff around its wrist. The hand is made of pressed or stamped brass rather than being a molded piece. It is still quite sturdy and functional.
It measures 4 3/8 inches by 3 inches and it is in very good condition. There is some patina to the metal and some light scratches and other signs of normal wear.