Sterling Silver Snipe Pair


Sterling Silver Snipe Pair

£2,799.00

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This pair of Snipe 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 Snipe. The Snipe are cast in eight 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 Snipe are featured here with the hen standing, surveying her surroundings at 11cm tall and the cock bent down, pecking for food stands at 8cm tall. The pair weighs 650g of solid silver

Dimensions: Cock 8cm (3.1"), Hen 11cm (4.3")

Engraving: Unfortunately engraving is not available for this item

Item No: 6032

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