Featured Please help me figure out what this is.

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Joanne Mayfield, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. 20210726_190006_compress17.jpg 20210726_190109_compress16.jpg 20210726_190028_compress97.jpg 20210726_190043_compress9.jpg 20210726_190122_compress45.jpg 20210726_190134_compress71.jpg I purchased this at an antique store today. I bought it because I had no clue what it is. The tips are definitely sterling but that's all I know. I dont know what langauge or what it is used for. There is no hallmarks that I see. It looks like a small (kids) cane. I don't think they would use sterling for a kids cane. I really have no clue. Thank you for you help
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Fascinating item, Joanne! I suspect we're looking at something from south or southeast Asian (or possibly an island nation in the Pacific.) @Any Jewelry may very well know something about this thing!
     
  3. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Can you polish where you see marks on the silver, and post close ups, please?
     
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  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Does it open?
     
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  5. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

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    Looks like it might open here?
     
  6. I do not see any marks on the silver. And I tried to open it thinking there was a knife in there but it won't budge. Either its not meant to be opened or its stuck. I dont want to damage it.
     
  7. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Looks like Indian Sanskrit letters.
     
  8. Thats what I think. Or maybe it Thai. I tried Google translate but it can't read curved ares I guess.
     
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  9. coreya

    coreya Well-Known Member

    page turner for Torah. A bit to big (just looked at measurement) just a guess
     
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  10. Tahmoor girl

    Tahmoor girl Active Member

    A Cane or Walking Stick?
     
  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    20" isn't long enough for a walking stick, IMHO!! Three phased elephant head on the end of the silver....I love the silver end!! Now to go back and look for silver marks? Nope, couldn't find any either!!

    EDIT...could be some sort of "swagger stick" or maybe "counting stick"??? What animals beside a cow? Could help with meaning??
     
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  12. I looked up kids walking sticks and they are longer then this.
     
  13. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    The very top design looks like the Trimukha Ganapati form of Ganesha.
     
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  14. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    A very fancy teacher's blackboard pointer?
     
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  15. There is dragons on the bigger sterling. And on the bamboo stick is a Donkey or horses and bulls.
     
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  16. I agree the top design does look like Trimukha Ganapati form of Ganesha.
     
  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    A Yod would have a pointing hand on the business end, and the language on it isn't Hebrew by any stretch. @Any Jewelry may not be able to read it but will probably know what it is.
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i like that....but could it also be a type of gaming stick.....device ????
     
  19. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  20. That definitely looks like the langauge.
     
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