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Art crafts for amateurs (1901) (14576526639)


Art crafts for amateurs (1901) (14576526639)



Identifier: artcraftsforamat00mill (find matches)
Title: Art crafts for amateurs
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Miller, Fred, decorative artist
Subjects: Decorative arts Decoration and ornament
Publisher: New York, London, Truslove, Hanson & Comba, Ld.
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute

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No. 30.—Original Design for Hanging Candle-holder with either amir. or or plain metal in centre. The stars and rays in very low-relief, while the sunflower and bat should be in higher relief. marks produce a series of facets which alone gives the metala preciousness, and in silver such a surface is far more BEATEN METAL WORK OR REPOUSSE. 49 beautiful than highly polished plate. Yet this surface,frosted in appearance, which we obtain by beating silver,
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No. 31.—Original Design for Candle-holder with minor or plainmetal in centre. The stars and leaves in low relief, while theflowers and owl in higher relief. is only just beginning to be valued, so used have we becometo the highly polished plate of commerce. The best metal to beat is copper, as it is very tough and E ART CRAFTS FOR AMATEURS. elastic. Brass is harder, and therefore more brittle. Silveris pleasartfer than brass to work in, but more brittle thancopper. Steel is used, and Mr. Fisher worked a chatelainebelt in it which is given elsewhere. Pewter was frequentlyused by the seventeenth and eighteenth century craftsmen,and Mr. Ashbee has used pewter very effectively for electro-





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