So we were in a cemetery in Goshen Indiana. The story is complicated and peripherally involves a gas leak and explosion, but never mind all that.
A stately specimen, notable for this small script on the "scroll"
Marks identifying the carvers of these masterpieces are frustratingly rare. I have a policy of not scrubbing at these things so my best guess is C.D.S. GOSHEN. Nice fake square nail next to it.
Time has been a little hard on this one. The "scroll" has partially broken away. And I wonder if the round area just above the COBBUM inscription used to hold some sort of metal inset? Next up is a nice one. This is a size I have not seen before, rather slender.
And what a great flower basket. Local variations when you go from one region to another keep the hunt interesting.