SILVERSMITH and CHISELLING
Silversmithing is the art of making in precious metals, historically gold, but also in silver, silver-plated or gold-plated metals, objects intended for table service or interior decoration.
Many complementary trades are involved in the manufacture of goldsmith pieces such as the turner-repeller, the glider, the chaser, the engraver, the polisher or the silversmith.
Shaped cold, with a hammer, the various parts are then generally assembled by brazing.
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Chiseling is one of the metal ornamentation techniques. The pieces are shaped, embossed and decorated using multi-profile tools, the chisels, and a hammer.
The chiseling is done on a half-sphere called a “boulet” filled with a reddish-brown wax: chiseling cement. This wax has the function of holding the piece and partly absorbing the shocks of the hammer.
It is a technique that requires precision, concentration and patience. Good drawing practice is also essential. In chiseling, there is no possible « repent » ; each tool stroke leaves a mark.
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