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Old Oct 8, 2012, 9:25 PM   #1
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Look at the workmanship in this fine silver plate:

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Old Oct 8, 2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Beautiful Raghu.

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Oh my; that is absolutely beautiful!
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Wow that is beautiful. How big is the plate?
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Thank you, Carol, Jim and Saly. The plate is about 7 inches wide. Here is another one, a little larger, 8 inches.

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A beautiful plate . . and excellent photo. Thanks for sharing.
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G'day Raghu

Your camera work is great and without putting your work down at all, the handwork of the silversmith is beyond comparison

Close examination of the swirls and patterns show each to be slightly ditterent - thus it tells me that it's hand made - and is a credit to the craftsman who must have spent many, many hours of very detailed close work to create this masterpiece

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:10 PM   #8
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very good observation, Phil! Yes, it is handmade. I saw this at a big craft event, where master craftsmen from several countries were demonstrating their skills. A few more for your keen eyes! Enjoy!

Formation of the structure. Filigree comes later.


An artisan doing gold foil work on lacquer:


A close up of his deft handwork:


An African basket:


Craftwork from Iran:
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Yes Raghu

- Beautiful craftsmanship ... done in a world without mass production where the bean-counters do not have final say with 'everything must be made to a price' and 'profits are more important than anything else'

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