["Good workmanship, especially in metal, lasts several lifetimes"]
And in a related matter, a good friend, and frequent visitor to my shop, recently popped over with a great discovery in hand.
"Look at what I found while digging in my backyard," he said. He then showed me an old silver-plated spoon, seriously bent out of shape by an auger, with an interesting maker's mark on the reverse.
["Does '1847 Rogers Bros X S Triple' spell a fortune?"]
"The 'X S' stamp means it was made before 1900," he said, and then asked if I could put it into its own shadowbox, to be displayed in his kitchen.
Whatever the history of the spoon (Did it run away for a tryst with some dish? Was it ever placed in the mouth of some rich man's heir?) I will gladly place it inside a special frame, because human history is best served upon our walls.
Photos by GH
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