Beautiful Brass handcrafted tree trunk - art object created in Egidio Casagrande Italy. This holder has a wonderful aged patina and all hammered design. It is signed on the back " E. Casagrande- Italy- Borgo Valsugana" and the number 953.
Born in Italy, 1911, Egidio Casagrande was a master craftsman responsible for the metal armor work on such movies as "Ben Hur" "The Ten Commandments" and "The Fall Of The Roman Empire" in the 50's and 60's. Various large scale commission works can be found in Europe.