Metalwork and Enamelling: A Practical Treatise on Gold and Silversmiths' Work and Their Allied Crafts

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Courier Corporation, 1 січ. 1971 р. - 335 стор.
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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, repouss work, wire twisting, hinges and joints, inlaying and overlaying, niello, alloys and stratified fabrics, enameling (including cloisonn , plique- -jour, champlev , 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.

 

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MATERIALS AND TOOLS
1
SOLDERING
5
SOLDERING continued
17
SOLDERING continued
27
SOLDERING continued
35
FILIGREE AND OTHER SMALL WORK
41
FILIGREE continued
53
THE SETTING OF STONES
63
ENAMELLING continued
175
ENAMELLING continued
182
ENAMELLING continued
184
ENAMELLING continued
186
ENAMELLING continued
190
ENAMELLING continued
192
METAL CASTING
200
METAL CASTING continued
216

THE SETTING OF STONES continued
70
THE SETTING OF STONES continued
80
RAISING AND SHAPING
87
SPINNING
104
REPOUSSÉ WORK
113
REPOUSSÉ WORK continued
123
MOULDINGS
127
TWISTED WIRES
135
HINGES AND JOINTS
140
METAL INLAYING AND OVERLAYING
148
NIELLO
161
JAPANESE ALLOYS AND STRATIFIED FABRICS
166
ENAMELLING
169
METAL CASTING continued
219
METAL CASTING continued
228
METAL CASTING continued
233
CONSTRUCTION
237
SETTING OUT
245
POLISHING AND COLOURING
256
THE MAKING AND SHARPENING OF TOOLS
267
DESIGN
274
BENVENUTO CELLINI
285
ASSAYING AND HALLMARKING
287
VARIOUS TABLES AND STANDARDS
294
GAUGES
309
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