19th century elaborate copper finial. From a Boston building top architectural finial. Purpose was for lighting or to keep witches from landing on buildings.
Last photo shows advertising ad for the finial c 2011.
Very Large Monumental Copper Architectural Building Lighting Rod Sunflower Spire Finial
Period and unique antiques and accessories, lighting, silver, decorative arts
18th and 19th century and mid-century, furniture, silver, Lighting, Decorative Arts