Chinese basin bowl with 136 metal staples, c.1865 » Bowl,-Make-Do_bottom_659-149

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  1. To whom it may concern,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    I am Elena Martinoni and I am writing to you on behalf of Andrea Caputo Architecture and Research Studio based in Milan.

    We are currently working on a project called U-JOINTS which focuses on connections and includes numerous types of joints, and joining methods, used across a variety of fields. We are putting together a book and within the chapter on Mechanical Static Joints we have an anecdote on the Ceramic Plate Staples.

    Would you grant us permission to reproduce your
    Chinese basin bowl with 136 metal staples, c.1865 image with the anecdote?

    Below is the anecdote text as well as some additional information on the U-JOINTS book:

    Stapled ceramic plate: Hundreds of years ago, before the availability of adhesives, pottery was repaired with metal staples or rivets – though as a rule, only particularly valuable pieces were treated this way. Small holes were drilled in to the broken pieces, and then staples were inserted.

    Title of book: U-Joints: A taxonomy of connections
    Publisher: Oslavia Srl
    Format: print
    Print run: 4,000 (first run)
    Distribution: Global
    Language edition(s): English

    Let me know if I can provide you with further information on the U-JOINTS project.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Kind regards,

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