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English Sterling Casters

 




Someone had the clever idea to engrave these 1730 caster bodies with "salt" and "pepper." (The tops were left off to show a larger area of the engraving.) Engraving the function of these pieces is certainly not something I would have done, but to each his own. Since the engraving was too thin to remove by filing, I used sterling wire and pulse arc welding technology to fill it in. When I photographed the "after" image I had not yet polished the bottom sections of the casters (and the change in the tarnish color is due to the casters handling while welding). The total time it took to fill in the engraving, repatinate, and hand finish the casters was three hours. And no, I didn't remove the engraving with Photoshop!


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