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    Posted 8 years ago

    silversmith
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    This beautiful 19th century hand chased Gorham sterling water kettle was fire-damaged, along with the other five pieces in the set. All were full of fused soot and the ivory insulators were charred to a crisp. The pieces were first cleaned, then dents were removed. The set was repatinated and hand finished, giving it the soft finish which it had prior to the fire. I then carved pre-ban ivory insulators and installed them with new sterling retaining pins.This beautiful 19th century hand chased Gorham sterling teaset was fire-damaged. All pieces were full of fused soot and the ivory insulators were chared to a crisp. The pieces were first cleaned, then dents were removed. The set was repatinated and hand finished to give it the soft finish which it had prior to the fire. I then carved pre-ban ivory insulators and installed them with new stering retaining pins.

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    1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 8 years ago
      I have great respect! To be able to restore all the beauty and elegance must be satisfying. You are Super Hero in World of Silver! And Thank-you for posts, After reading about George Jensen Tea-Pot, it reminded me of letter-opener I have always favored...And it is George Jenson too! Then I found a catalogue of his work in some of my GrandMother's things. I never would have known that, so I thank-you!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I echo BeauxPurdy's comments. Another wonderful restoration.
      Mind you, I wouldn't mind seeing both the letter opener and the cattle dog too!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Beautiful workmanship in restoring this silver!

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      How many hours worth of work was this?
    5. silversmith silversmith, 8 years ago
      Thank you for the compliments! The entire set (http://www.hermansilver.com/gorham-sterling-teaset.htm) ran about 20 hours in labor.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      I would have thought much more time!

      Again your work is impressive-- pls continue to share as you can.

      Scott
    7. silversmith silversmith, 8 years ago
      scottvez: When you have 27 years of experience and the right tools, the process can move pretty quickly.

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