When we arrived in Arles and strolled through the Centre Ville, I began to notice them frequently. I don't know if the hands are unique to this area in France, or if they were just so abundant they became more obvious to me.
They all bore an age-old patina.
No mass production here. Each hand was one-of-a-kind.
Each cuff was unique and several of the hands wore rings.
I may need to log onto French eBay and see if any bronze hands are available in antiquities.