We found this art object in Alex's house during the taping. Why?

When Capt'n John's mother's estate was settled, Alex wanted this piece d' art. No one else in the family fought her for it. Actually John has fond memories of it in his grandmother's house in the early 1950's. We really don't know how old it is. For historical accuracy, it was Alex who added the eye patch. Would you have "fought" for it?