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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 07-02-2013 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old Sheffield plate is copper with a layer of silver. The silver layer is so that you can engrave - and still not see that it is plated. So its possible but also I ask the question whats the purpose of this.
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Someone has made a beautiful engraving on both sides of the plate. I can see on side - but then back is hidden. Why has this master made this. We will never know, but some reasons might be:

    1. just to show his skills

    2. To show what the OSP plate could do, a test piece.

    3. A test before the engraver was permitted to engrave a specific piece.

Other reasons - we will never know. No marks, but its nice.

Somebody had the idea that it was solid silver - he tested.

And made this wound - that will never be healed.

The original - oooo he was skilled. All made by a steady hand.


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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-02-2013 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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