1700s French Platter.
Broken long ago, story unknown.
Repaired evident. Keepsake.
Found at the brocante.
10:35 am late in the hunt.
French Husband pulled the broken wired platter out of a pile, "Hey Corey don't you love this kind of broken?" he asked.
He is good. Real good. Who knew he would find my kind of diamond?
Latest find happy to stay at home with me.
"...Antiques with inventive repairs (also known as "make-do" repairs) are unique examples of necessity and thrift, made during a time before Krazy Glue was invented. Unlike today where we discard anything chipped or cracked, broken household items were repaired at home or taken to a metalsmith to be brought back to life, often with whimsical results. Once regarded merely as damaged goods by antiques dealers and collectors alike, antiques with inventive repairs are justly receiving the respect they deserve."