It’s one of those 1920-ish things with the impeccable stonework and bronze casting that you couldn’t possibly duplicate nowadays. But, at least twice between then and now, somebody thought it’d be a Good Idea to decorate it with what look to be Genuine Christmas Tree Lights:
The most recent lamps and wires seem to be restrained by plastic clips glued onto the face of the stone:
A previous generation drilled small holes and inserted metal pins that didn’t survive in a salt-spray environment, so I guess plastic seemed like the right answer.
Words fail me…