"The dirtier, the better," she said. "That's when you know it
came from somewhere good."Such metal items are mostly from
Mexico, then dragged through the fields a few times - and covered with dirt for
a year.We heard about this trick years ago at the Sun Valley antique
markets, from a dealer who hauled in lots of "antique metalwork" from
Mexico and sold most of it.
There was a time. When quality made to last hand carved built with integrity,
was our history. that old stuff is proof.