Beautiful Antique Iron Rake-Hoe Head

Regular price $40.00

Such a beautiful form, looking rather like a creature on four spindly legs holding up a sign, or, the other way, like a body with antler or antenna, arms raised and legs spread. I believe it is an antique iron garden "rake-hoe" head, c.  late 19th century, I believe by its scale for a hand-held tool; by the early 20th c. these more typically divided into two separate tools. Striking now hung on the wall; the round opening at center is also just the right size to hold a candle should one wish to give it a different sort of use (candleholder and weapon at once!) 

5" x 3 9/16" x 1". Good antique condition, sturdy and sound, with general wear and aging to the surface.