Lion's head newel post, 19th century. Heavy cast brass. These adorned the top of the bottom balustrade of staircases in fine homes. Start collecting different shades and styles and display them in a bookcase. This one is pretty rare. Tell us how you want to use it and we can modify or create a base. This one will sit and stand up as shown here.
6.5" tall base is 3" wide with center hole for securing