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Copeland teapot with staple repair, via Past Imperfect: the art of inventive repair.

Russian teapot with metal cage repair, « Past Imperfect, The Art of Inventive Repair

Mend

Mend

A rare present from a fellow tea friend: this is an antique cup and saucer. The cup was mended using metallic wires that hold the broken pieces tightly together. This is indeed a treasure in this "use-and throw" society.

A rare present from a fellow tea friend: this is an antique cup and saucer. The cup was mended using metallic wires that hold the broken pieces tightly together. This is indeed a treasure in this "use-and throw" society.

Carefully done repair (rather than destroy and/or replace) maintains respect and helps create a sense of place.

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