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SALE- Rare Antique Bombilla - Mate Metal Straws from Argentina, Ornate Tea Sippers, Drinking Tool

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The dictionary of the Spanish Academy defines the word Bombilla as:

thin tube that is used to suck the maté ... the end of the tube where the liquid is introduced is almond-like full of little holes, so that the infusion passes but not the dried leaves (yerba) of the maté.


SILVER & GOLD SIPPERS
There are also bombillas made of silver or gold. The Paraguayan Indian called it at the beginning, in his language (Guaraní) 'tacuapí'.

"The Ornate One"
Origin... Argentina
Sipper is made in .800 silver as well as in 18K yellow gold.

This silver 'bombilla' is marked '800' (800/1000 silver) and was made by the well known jewelry Casa Escasany, located on the Streets Rivadavia and Maipu in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This firm was active from the end of the 19th century until 1970

Measures approx:7.9 inches long....
It weighs 31.6 grams....
It is stamped: 800 ARGENTINA....
The part where you sip is stamped 18k 750....

The bottom of the sipper unscrews, where the is the holes for sipping...
This piece is very beautifully made and the craftsmanship is amazing...

The BRASS SIPPER: I cannot Read, but it is stamped...
has 8 leaf peddles that form a circle, around the sipper with holes...
This too is quite attractive....

Both would be Perfect to add to your personal collection...

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SALE- Rare Antique Bombilla - Mate Metal Straws from Argentina, Ornate Tea Sippers, Drinking Tool


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: gold, sterling silver
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