This is a very nice pair of antique Victorian curtain tiebacks in gilt brass. They are in the form of a stylized flower. They can be used for their original purpose to hold back a pair of curtains, or they could be repurposed as towel holders.
They measure 3 inches in diameter and the posts are about 3 1/2 inches. One is missing the screw portion that goes into the wall but since the opening is threaded, it should be possible to replace this. They are in good condition with only light wear to the finish.