Russian Christmas-Tree Stand
Very unusual Russian sputnik-era, aluminium Christmas-tree – or "Yolka" stand (as the secular Soviets celebrated New Year over Christmas). Base is 18 cms deep and can accommodate a tree-trunk up to 8 cms diameter. Legs are 29 cms long. Legs fold down when not in use. "CCCP" stamped on underside of base. Very durable and in good working condition, but with scratching and staining to green paintwork commensurate with age.