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Metalwork and Enamelling

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All those concerned with goldsmithing, silversmithing, rare metal objects, or metal scientific instruments, or their repair or restoration will be delighted to find this bible of their craft available again in a new edition. And those interested in such work as one of the most rewarding of all avocational arts can hardly find a better guide. For this is the professional's handbook — the standard text on the subject.

The author, who, among his other achievements, was responsible for reconstruction work on the Sutton Hoo treasure in the British Museum (and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his work), treats every aspect of the craft in detail, from basic tools to casting and enameling in separate sections. After discussing materials and tools, he provides a treatment of soldering in rare metals that is more extensive, more thorough, and richer in practical advice than can be found elsewhere. He continues into filigree work, the setting of stones, raising and shaping, spinning, repoussé work, wire twisting, hinges and joints, inlaying and overlaying, niello, alloys and stratified fabrics, enameling (including cloisonné, plique-à-jour, champlevé, bassetaille, encrusted and painted enamels), metal casting, construction, setting out, polishing and coloring, design, and assaying and hallmarking. Wherever possible, he analyzes examples of fine craftsmanship, ancient and modern, to illustrate practical aspects of the process he is explaining. Helpful hints are included on shop set-up and safety. The vastness of the author's experience in the actual work, with his authoritative knowledge of the entire field, ensures that readers of Metalwork and Enamelling are being advised and guided by a renowned expert.

Over 300 figures and photographs amplify the discussion of tools, materials, and construction. Tables and standards useful to the craftsman (melting points and weights of metals, for example) are included. Notes to the photographic plates describe the objects in detail — magnificent examples of craftsmanship throughout the ages. Both complete and concise, this book belongs close to every rare metals workshop, laboratory, museum shop, and craft center.

Synopsis:

Written by a prominent expert in the field, this authoritative guide examines every aspect, from basic tools to filigree work, inlaying and overlaying, metal casting, hallmarking, more. 367 illustrations.

Table of Contents

MATERIALS  AND  TOOLS 
SOLDERING
FILIGREE  AND  OTHER  SMALL  WORK 
THE SETTING OF STONES

 RAISING AND SHAPING

SPINNING
REPOUSSE WORK
REPOUSSE WORK
MOULDINGS
TWISTED WIRES
HINGES AND JOINTS
METAL INLAYING AND OVERLAYING
NIELLO
JAPANESE ALLOYS AND STRATIFIED FAERICS
ENAMELLING
METAL CASTING
CONSTRUCTION
SETTING OUT
POLISHING AND COLOURING
THE MAKING AND SHARPENING OF TOOLS
DESIGN
BENVENUTO CELLINI
ASSAYING AND HALLMARKING
VARIOUS  TABLES  AND  STANDARDS 

 GAUGES 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 
NOTES ON THE PLATES  

 WORKSHOP FIRST AID 

 INDEX 

 
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486227023
Author:
Maryon, Herbert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Trades
Subject:
Silverwork
Subject:
Enamel and enameling
Subject:
Art metal-work
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
metalsmithing
Subject:
Jewelry making
Subject:
repoisse
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Metal Work
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1 lb

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