Of all the patterns, designs, engravings, mottos, monograms and various other things I see on the pieces of silver that cross my desk it’s the mythological creatures that truly capture my imagination. Perhaps it’s a function of spending lots of time reading mythology (and Harry Potter for that matter) but whenever a Phoenix appears, it makes me smile.
Several pieces in my personal collection, as well as one or two in my inventory, are graced with a silver phoenix. Interestingly, every single one I have ever seen with my own eyes has faced to the left. I had a look to see if there was a particular significance, but haven’t found an answer.
Have you ever seen one facing the other way?
Silver Phoenix Eye Candy
The phoenix shown is engraved on the bridge of an antique pair of sugar tongs.
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