Sterling Silver Quail Pair With Outstretched Wings


Sterling Silver Quail Pair With Outstretched Wings

£2,499.00

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This pair of Quail is part of the traditional range of British birds for which Comyns is justly renowned. Magnificently hand chased from beak to tail tip, the birds were originally modelled from actual Quail. The Quails are cast in six separate parts of solid silver, cast from a wax mould. A hand craftsman would then hand-chase all the details of the feathers to re-emphasize the detail that cannot be in the casting, to highlight all its life-like features. Chasing is one of the oldest silversmithing skills still used today, where the silversmith, using special tools, moves the silver to create a 3 dimensional design. This is a different method from engraving, where silver is removed to make a pattern. The use of these hand skills ensures each piece is unique as each hand stroke will be different. The Quail are featured here with one standing at 7.5cm tall with its wings outstretched; and the other bent down, pecking for food, stands at 5.5cm tall. The pair weighs 460g of solid silver

Dimensions: Stret. 7.5cm (3") Stding. 5.5cm (2.2")

Engraving: Unfortunately engraving is not available for this item

Item No: 6031

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