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Unusual gold pin - plant inside a pot

Rodgerslad

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Hi there,

I am looking for some help. I have this, what I think is some sort of pin. It looks to be old and gold and very good quality and it features an intricate plant in a pot behind sort of bars going all the way around. The pin doesn't have a sharp point and the pin section screws off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

It measures 4.5" and has no marks

thanks, Andy



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Rodgerslad

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Anyone any ideas?

Would appreciate any help on this.

Thanks, Andy
 

stracci2000

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I can't figure out what this thing is.
If it's not sharp, then maybe it isn't meant for piercing fabric.
It could be a laying tool for needlework/cross stitch, or some other craft.
 

VRBeauty

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My thought was that it might be used for a loosely knot or woven fabric, like what one might use in a shaw. But a search for "antique shawl pin" didn't yield any result that look like the business end of your example. Whatever it is, it's fascinating!
 

VRBeauty

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stracci2000|1448339215|3953430 said:
I can't figure out what this thing is.
If it's not sharp, then maybe it isn't meant for piercing fabric.
It could be a laying tool for needlework/cross stitch, or some other craft.

GREAT THOUGHT!

Possibly a bodkin, which is used to thread ribbon, elastic, etc. through lace or through a tube? The interchangeable top could have allowed the use of smaller heads for narrower openings.
 

Rodgerslad

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Thank you so much for your help everyone, It would be so much easier if it had some marks somewhere. I will try and look into your suggestions.

Thanks again,

Andy
 
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