This 19th century Napoleon III period solid bronze billiard corner pocket features a dimpled child's hand. As a corner pocket on its original circa 1860 billiard table, the hand dropped forward to catch the billiard ball as it rolled into the pocket. Intricate bronze work of scrolls that adorn the surrounding border. An exquisitely detailed piece, this billiard pocket makes a unique decorative object displayed on a table or desk. It could also be mounted on a stand or on the wall with the addition of a backer. We can also wire it into a night light or maybe a wall or picture light? We could also silver or nickel plate it.