I often find fabulous items in charity shops/ carboots, often I don't have a clue what they are but think of a fabulous potential use for it. This is a case in question, I believe this find maybe a wine bottle stand? But who cares (unless I want another one and then I'm stumped) it makes the most wonderful accompaniment to some napkin rings, thread them onto the top and they satisfyingly spin to the bottom. Practice fine motor skills when retrieving the rings from the bottom.
"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them."