This is about the most refined and beautifully made brush I've come across, with a gorgeous turned long wooden handle and blonde, super soft horsehair bristles. I have seen similarly shaped brushes described as barber's brushes or neck brushes, I believe for brushing hair off of the neck after a haircut. It would certainly work well for this purpose -- and feel wonderful on one's neck! - but I might be inclined just to wrap a string or ribbon around the handle and hang it on the wall!
10 inches long, with handle 1 3/4" across at widest diameter.