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silver spoon shadow

"Besides the precious metal value and visual aesthetic, a silver utensil can 'self-sanitize' and is 'cleaner' to eat with it primarily because silver has antimicrobial properties due to the 'oligodynamic effect' of the silver metal. " ~Tomitheos

 

NOTE: This was a framing exercise with no cropping edits.

 

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fun facts:

The silver spoon was also used to detect if the food had any kind of poisonous chemicals by changing its color; this way the wealthy landowner of the Middle Ages would know if he had been served a poisonous dish from his servants by observing the discoloration of his spoon.

  

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Taken on January 9, 2012