Sterling Silver Elephant - Small

Product no.: 6038

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This cute baby Indian Elephant with its smaller ears has been hand cast in sterling silver. Cast from 5 separate pieces of solid silver, each taken from a traditional wax mould using the lost wax method, a hand craftsman will then hand-chase all the details of the skin texture to emphasize the detail that cannot be seen in the casting and thereby highlight all its life-like features. Chasing is one of the oldest surviving silversmithing skills still practiced today. The silversmith, uses special tools to move the silver to create a three dimensional details. 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 slightly different. The Indian Elephant featured here depicted as though running to catch up with the rest of the herd, stands 6.5cm tall with an overall length of 10cm and weighs 220g of hallmarked sterling silver

Dimensions: 10cm (4") x 6.5cm (2.6")

Engraving: Unfortunately engraving is not available for this item

Item No: 6038

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