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Salimbeni Enameled Sterling Silver Enchanting Frame for 2 Photographs


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Salimbeni enchanting frames. Our life is unique, our memories are precious but also a little naughty. A familiar image loaded with love and happiness can turn into feelings of sadness and nostalgia. This is why we worked with colors and techniques in order to obtain a container of memories that was suitable for keeping only positive feelings alive and that were at the same time Precious as Precious are our memories. Memories must not lose their contours. Memories are important and we do not know it well, ours is an ancient and long-lived family and we want to be happy to remember it. Our childhood moments our loved ones our loves our past that allows us to be who we are today and so we created the enchanting frames elegant unique pieces Bridges over the rivers of memory. Technical, manufacturing and valuable details Shaped frame for 2 photographs in sterling Silver 925/1000 gold plated with translucent fired enamels on guillochè and hand-painted floral miniatures. Viennese Art Nouveau style second half of the 19th century. Blue velvet panel. External measures cm. 8.4 x 11.3 with 2 oval interiors cm. 4.2 x 6. Weight gr. 100. Produced in Florence in the Salimbeni company headquarters in 1974 with manual workmanship by skilled artisan artists. Technical, manufacturing and valuable details About enameling There are about 700 different colors of enamel, but in practical use today is limited to about two hundred. However, the layering of different colors allows an almost infinite range of combinations and nuances that can degrade, even on the same object, the darker shades to lighter ones, and vice versa. The object that you want to realize that may then be covered with enamel, must be built not just taking care of details in relation to the subsequent application of powdered glass.Assuming the case that it should be silver, care should be taken that the sheets have a thickness such as to withstand the high temperature “cooking” of the enamel which is not too far from the melting point of silver.Even the title of the metal must be chosen depending on the type of enamel to be applied, because some colors have made different color depending on the greater or lesser quantity of the alloy contained in the metal. The welds must also be such as to prevent deformation of the object exposed to the temperature of repeated firings for the liquefaction of the different colors of the enamel. The larger, finally, is the object and the surface to be coated, the greater effort and attention will be needed to ensure that no record distortions and depressions of the sheets treated. The surfaces to be coated must be surrounded by a step at a slight angle, which can contain the liquid glaze.Typically you use to dig the plate to create usable space, while other times you fillet weld around the plate to be enamelled. Very nice especially the hand-engraved reproducing landscapes, architecture, paintings from the Renaissance period.Finally, before moving on to the stage of enamel, each object must be cleaned with brushes and pickling acids with special care because, especially working the silver, not all the metal oxide glazes turn out to be compatible with the oxide of silver, for which it is necessary to eliminate it completely or at least with extreme care to avoid direct contact with the metal of certain colors, interposing a layer of transparent enamel.



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