Sterling silver relief - hand made? Techniques used?

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sebastian4743
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Sterling silver relief - hand made? Techniques used?

Postby sebastian4743 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:59 am

I am wondering how this relief was done and if it is something done by hand or rather machine? It is marked "Sterling" so I assume it was made in the late XX century. The size of it is 16,5 x 12,5 cm. I like the scene which is quite detailed. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: Sterling silver relief - hand made? Techniques used?

Postby JLDoggett » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:46 am

Most likely cast, possibly some fine details added by chasing. Can't be certain without seeing the back under that material.

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Re: Sterling silver relief - hand made? Techniques used?

Postby AG2012 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:15 am

Not many silversmiths can do this today by hand embossing.
The fabric on the back is not something to be kept as an original framing.It does need re-framing and inspect the back of silver. Casting will show completely different from embossing. If you want to do it, show us. Again, look how the fabric was cut - that`s not original framing.

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Re: Sterling silver relief - hand made? Techniques used?

Postby sebastian4743 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:51 pm

Thank you for your thoughts. Yes, the back does not look original.

If this would be casting this would be heavier than a hand made thin silver plate.


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