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Cage

	Boidy boidy in da sky...
	Why'd you doo dat in my eye?
	I'm sure glad elephants can't fly!

So…you may well ask…how does one resolve this problem? How does
one …interested as one often is…resolve the problem of having a
boidy doo dat in one’s eye and still adhere…though perhaps somewhat
obliquely…to the format that states Tidbits has to be…one way or
the other…about jewelry.

Heh heh. Never you minds lads and lassies. I’ve got it cinched. It’s
simple. Cage the little sucker. Cage em all I say. The big ones and
the little one…the high soarers and the low flyers. Put em all in
cages. No more bird doo in de eye. But make the cages in gold. Give
them a home they can be proud of. Give them an abode fit for a
princely feathered Avis.

There are–of course–other advantages to keeping birds at home. It
is known by all who know these things that birds are the alter-form of
souls. Keep your bird…keep your soul. Roman emperors achieved
godhood in the form of eagles. As far as the Chinese were
concerned…women knew how to fly long before men…Wright brothers
not-withstanding. Vultures and crows took souls to heaven. Eagles
foretold the future. The magpie was an oracle. The woodpecker
contained the soul of Mars…god of war. In Latin…the word "Aves"
means both “birds” and “ancestral spirits”. The Phoenix rose from the
cremated bodies of kings that were sacrificed by burning.

Does it pay to keep a bird in the house? This is not the question.
The question is…is there anyone out there who would dare not to keep
a bird in the house? And so we come to form and structure.

Twigs and straw are for the commoners, folks. Even gold isn’t enough
for the domicile we are about to build. Tell you what we’re going to
do. We’ll add black lacquer…and crystal lapis enamel. And cabochon
ruby studs. And for gravel at the bottom of the cage…loose gemstones
of all kinds. As to the creator of our little boidy’s domicile…his
name was Laurent Sully-Jaulmes. And he created this cage for Van Cleef
& Arpels around 1930. I have no idea of it’s value.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the table menu till you get to the box that says
Tidbits…and inside the box where it says Tidbit Graphics…click on
the link that says: Cage…where you will see a graphic of our Golden
Enclosure.

And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all next
week. Benjamin Mark

TYLER-ADAM CORP.–Jewelry Manufacturers
Tel: 1-800-20-TYLER
E-Mail to: webmaster@tyler-adam.com