Aug 17, 2012, 07:26 PM
You are a natural!
Originally Posted by IsabellaSea
Flip-flops are fine, but barefoot is best!
Aug 17, 2012 07:26 PM
Aug 18, 2012, 01:05 PM
Mermaids or manatees were big fascination to people who haven"t seen them in the 16th centuryColumbus mistakes manatees for mermaids .They would use it on a lot of art at the time...I would take the piece to the fisher museum,they will know some about it....
Aug 18, 2012, 04:09 PM
Interesting and a beautiful image.
Taffi saw ithe piece and so did Mr. Bill Moore. They have the hunches of cloak closure (no clasp). Or hitched in on a rosary (tax avoidance). didn't get any further than that. And there is no enamal, Bill thought so due to the photo I provided him. All gold.
My idea was the pineapples pass through two button holes, no buttons required. Perfect for near the neck on a cloak or shirt or blouse.
Or perhaps a passenger in the ship wreck could have worn it or otherwise had it on his or her person and lost it.
I've not heard back from the Dubose experts yet. Vixen of a riddle.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:16 AM
Was this a recent find? Post the story in Todays Finds for banner for sure. My vote is in..
The banner is the line of pictures at the top of this thread. These are the very vest finds.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:20 AM
I think members will want to see more pics and the backside for identification.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:33 AM
Will post more pics.This is not a recent find but banner-worthy for sure, if the rules allow.
Aug 19, 2012, 01:48 PM
Here's a shot of the Pineapple with Man o War.
And one of reverse side.
Last edited by IsabellaSea; Aug 19, 2012 at 01:56 PM.
Aug 19, 2012, 04:17 PM
Un fortunately banner is only for recent finds unless the rules have changed. I am guessing you found it after the hurricanes. Its a worthy and interesting 1715 find, not Middle Ages.
Originally Posted by IsabellaSea
Shouldnt a cloak closure have a hook, clasp or some way of attaching it together? Did you take it to the Sebastian museum? I agree post in Shipwreck section.
Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Aug 19, 2012 at 04:34 PM.
Aug 19, 2012, 09:34 PM
In my own field test, there is no need for a hook, clasp or attachment if I pass the pineapples through two button holes (think ves with buttonholes on either side, no buttons).
Posted in shipwreck section, thanks for the hint. Took to Tafi and Bill Moore in mid 90's when found. ?Yes to 1715 style and a perhaps on the cloak closure.
A big puzzle.
Aug 19, 2012, 11:33 PM
Its hard to tell the size. Its better to use a coin for size reference or a rule..
Aug 20, 2012, 07:35 AM
I'll do it. Thanks.
Meanwhile across top is 4.1 cm
From top bar to bottom of pineapple is 4.1 cm.
Each pineapple is 1.5 cm long and ~1.5 cm at widest point.
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