A South American Silver Tupu or Shawl Pin: Bolivian?SOLD

This ornate and unusual item is, in fact, a shawl pin. It is from the Andes, probably Bolivia but it might also be Peruvian. It is set with a large coloured stone. It measures approximately 40cm long. It is circa 1880.

Andean women used these ornate pins to fasten their cloaks or attach shawls to their clothing. Sometimes they are found in pairs of smaller examples, but this one is a large single example. It is in excellent condition, and finely made. Many of these are rather crude in manufacture, but this one is elegantly chased and of charming design. 

Type: Jewellery
Function: Jewelry
Country: Bolivia


Need more info? Contact James Baldwin Antiques regarding this item.


"Odyssey" Cufflinks by James Baldwin Antiques

...... More Details





"Devil" Cufflinks by James Baldwin Antiques

These modernist style cufflinks are a tip of the hat to the great Stuart Devlin who pioneered this sort of "bark effect" look. The links are...... More Details





"Coral" cufflinks by James Baldwin Antiques

Organic and elegant, "Coral" suggests the beauty of the natural world while exuding the prestige of a hand made object. They are in English Hallmarked...... More Details





A Rare Sterling Silver Tea Set by Christopher Dresser

This very rare sterling silver tea set was designed by Christopher Dresser in 1880, after he visited Japan. Christopher Dresser was incredibly...... More Details