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Old 10-16-2016, 07:45 AM
Spoke Spoke is offline
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Originally Posted by brossa View Post
Because such a different amount of care went into the different areas, I suspect that the piece was not meant to be a single unified object. I propose that the acorns were meant to be cut off and used for some other purpose: finial, knob, ornament, what have you. You're looking at parts still on the sprue, as it were.
That occurred to me, too, but why finish them before cutting them off?