Featured Silver folks ,isnt this cool ?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by johnnycb09, Feb 22, 2024.

  1. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi all. Found this recently and bought it not knowing what the heck it was but loving the weirdness. Its 13 inches long.Alleged to be a Bolivian silver topo pin. Im having a problem pinning down age.No marks at all.Im assuming its silver because the few online are said to be. Any input is always welcome.
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Does it actually have a pin mechanism in the back?

    I was thinking a decoration for a potted plant.
  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    From online, a shawl pin.
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  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Peru, Tupu shawl pin:)
  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    For the age, I wonder if they still make them so as traditional hand made, only the patina can say if old or not...
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Johnny-Can it actually be another silver find....from the same Good Will ?!!
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Nope,but another one ! Yes $3 !
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  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It's great-any clues as to what's happening to the GW's in your area ? The great charity (?) machine melting down,like HAL in 2001 ?
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  9. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I dont know but Im gonna ride this horse till its dead !
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Which it is.:) The spoon shaped tupu is the type worn by the Aymara, who live in Bolivia and part of Chile. Yours is a very nice one.

    I have several tupus, both from Bolivia and Peru, but find dating them very difficult. Yours could be 19th century, but I am not sure. You could send a photo to a specialised museum department.

    Historic Aymara dress:

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2024
  11. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Giddyup Johnny !
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  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Awesome ! Thank you so much !
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The local horse herd went to the glue factory a long time ago.
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