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Thursday, February 16, 2012

A sawn X sign has always meant 'good luck' in English gentry handmades

Three antique apple corers in the collection, one a mutton bone and two deer bone implements all with the knuckle palm rest,  I believe. Common belief is that these are Georgian but the literature says that they have shown up in digs from the 11th century onwards in the U.K. The shape is easily housed in clothing garments and really they must have been used as teeth substitutes to break up solid food, not just for apples?

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