A fine quality 19th century Italian bronze Grand Tour souvenir. There are two huge and elaborate Renaissance bronze well-heads in the courtyard of the Doge’s palace. This well detailed model is a copy of the slightly earlier one created by Nicolo Dei Conti in 1556. The model has been made with a lid in order to make it a useful container.
It is quite heavy.
I’ve included a photo of the original that I took a few years ago.