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    Posted 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Beautiful workmanship in restoring this silver!

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      How many hours worth of work was this?
    5. silversmith silversmith, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      scottvez: When you have 27 years of experience and the right tools, the process can move pretty quickly.

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