This is one of the most unique items I have ever come across. I can only guess it dates around 1910. It is a decorative piece and is made of mostly metal and a ceramic medallion in the middle, the arms on the left and right wiggle and are inscribed inside with M D. It comes apart with a screw on top. The base appears to have been broken off of something but could be easily adapted to your vision. Looking for input into it's origin. Weighs 2 1/2 LBS and is approx. 7" by 5"