Sterling Silver Grouse Pair 1/2 Size


Sterling Silver Grouse Pair 1/2 Size

£2,499.00

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This pair of medium Grouse 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 Grouse. The Grouse are cast in four 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 Grouse are featured here, one bird pecking for food, while the other is surveying their surroundings Both birds stand at 6cm tall and the pair weighs 460g of solid silver

Dimensions: Cock 6cm (2.4"), Hen 6cm (4.7")

Engraving: Unfortunately engraving is not available for this item

Item No: 6034

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