Early brass handle holder from Bleimheim Plantation, Woodford, VA in Caroline County, VA. Still retains its snuffer tool to put out a burning candle. Not sure if it is English or American made.. NO marking. I collected this when I was in high school around 1954, then Mr John Burke, SR gave it to me along with a group of letters when I helping him clean out the house. The plantation house was vacant. A little nostalgia: Unfortunate I gave the box of letters to Jim Sandala, Monroeville, PA who was my boss at West Penn Hospital for his kid that was collecting stamps. (Oh, shxx I never looked at them but years later I got even, I purchased his father collection of artifact dug at the fort in western PA. Neat item….