Featured Odd metal and something dolphin

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Ownedbybear, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    This, despite looking like chrome or aluminium, is heavy. I can't work out what the inset is: stone?

    P1190252 small.JPG P1190253 small.JPG
     
  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Looks like fossilized something to me.
     
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Ooh! That's a thought.
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Cute. Looks like fossil coral.
     
  5. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Google says aluminum and inlaid banana leaf?
    Mikey
     
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    SERIOUSLY?

    OK, that's weird. It outweirds my usual weird.
     
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  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Apparently ipil-ipil is related to mimosa. I think the material used for the dolphin would be the seed pod or the husk of the pod, which looks a bit like a stringbean.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucaena_leucocephala

    It says it is used for cattle fodder.
    And for aluminium dolphins of course.
     
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Does look like mimosa seed pods.
     
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. I think I've now proven nothing is too weird to follow me home.
     
  12. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  13. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

  14. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

  15. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent


    Given the nature of the seller, I'd tend to believe them on this.
     
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  16. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Compost them? (innocent face)
     
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