A friend of mine found this piece in a consignment/antique shop and was told that it was generally used to hold a plant or an ivy. There was a second identical piece in the store, but he did not by it at the time and when he returned to purchase it the second one had been sold.
I am wondering if someone could help me to identify what this piece is and if they might be able to help me find another one that matches. I realize there is a limited chance, but figured this might be a good place to start. Please let me know if you have any suggestions as to where to look.