Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Flawed?



Yes.


But not fatally.


If someone judged that this engraved claret jug
was worth stapling together when the handle broke off,




then I thought it was worth bringing home for £4.

Here is someone else who admires
the art of the creative repair.

8 comments:

  1. My grandmother had something very similar but without staples. Stapling glass, I'd never have thought of that.

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    1. It seems counterintuitive somehow, punching holes into glass. It has a huge rivet near the base of the handle. I don't even understand how they managed to get their hands into the narrow neck to put it in place.

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  2. I never knew one could. And a timely post, as I have just today broken one of my set of wedding cups. Sets are frowned upon in mismatching lifestyle circles nowadays, but I am fond of my wedding set.

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    1. One of my sons kicked an imari ware bowl off a table while larking around on the sofa (he was 4 at the time). I made the mistake of trying to Araldite it together with tears streaming down my face. I just wanted to make it unbroken as quickly as possible, but made a complete hash of it.

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  3. This was an interesting post on the subject of wedding sets
    http://saidosdaconcha.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/servico-bom-special-china-set.html

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  4. It's beautiful . Both as an engraved wine jug and as a " striking piece in weathered metal and delicate traced glass " .
    Of course you had to take it home !

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  5. It is still beautifully made and a bargain at that price. As you say, you can appreciate the beauty of the repair too.

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  6. So clever! And very worthwhile - such a lovely thing.

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