A Copper Curiosity

After sixteen years of searching all over France for the rare and unique, I still run across something I've never seen before.  A beautifully hand crafted copper piece engraved with the year 1743...the date alone was enough to catch my attention!  But what is it?  But of course, a copper water vessel that attaches to the belt to hold water for your whetstone.   A necessity of the field laborer is a sharp utensil, be it a scythe, knives, or pruners, and the whetstone is the sharpening tool used with water for the task.  Beauty and function, the quintessential French combination.  An intrically worked copper piece with roses, bows, and the date of its creation.  Beauty in the fields.  Beauty in the everyday.

Renee Hunt
Renee Hunt


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