It is this attention to detail, the personalization of the articles and our fine craftsmanship that leads us to be suppliers of the most influential royal families, luxury hotels and prestigious shops.
Customizations require a minimum quantity.
REVEL IN WHAT YOU LIKE
Chiseling is an ancient art that was already practiced by Egyptians, Cretans, Greeks and Romans that by means of cold plastic deformation, performed with chisel, it is possible to obtain real works of art finished in detail.
This art, even for small objects, is tiring; often especially in the beginning, it is easy to get cramps in the fingers. The hammer and chisel must be kept firmly in the hands; the chisel must not oscillate or adhere to the slab but be approximately half a millimeter apart.
Furthermore, as with engraving, a good engraver must first of all be a good draftsman.
The technical difference between engraving and chisel is that the former removes metal and in the chisel moves metal. The chisel is irreplaceable in goldsmith's art; the most diverse objects are obtained with this process in the past as today.
Inoltre come per l’incisione così un bravo cesellatore deve essere anzitutto un bravo disegnatore.
La differenza tecnica tra incisione e cesello è che per la prima si asporta metallo e nel cesello si sposta metallo. Il cesello è insostituibile in oreficeria; gli oggetti i più diversi sono ottenuti con questa lavorazione nel passato come oggi. Ecco i nostri ceselli
Curiosity: Processing and chiselling of silver: a completely Paduan art
The silver working started in Padua from the middle of the eighth century with the schools of the masters Angelo Scarabello and Sante Benato and with the punches of the Serenissima, to the new production district of silversmiths of the Veneto are the continuity of the Venetian manufacturing and industrial tradition professional silver and giftware, where Padua is preparing to become the Italian capital of silver thus confirming its tradition in the sector. Once again, the numbers speak for themselves: over 70% of the companies in the Veneto silversmith sector are located in the Padua area.
Our borders are welded and the welds are made with 60 % silver powder solder which guarantees the perfect union of different details"
Silver, like gold, has always been a symbol of wealth and power and the most frequent occasion to show off one's wealth was during special occasions. In this context, silversmiths of all time have expressed all their art and mastery by creating artistic masterpieces that were not only the whims of the clients, but a safe investment in precious metals.
The aspiring silversmith in order to practice his art had to pass the tray exam as one of the most difficult pieces to make. The tray was produced completely by hand, without the help of lathes or molds.
As it is rare that even today a silver tray is missing in our homes, in the palaces of the past these artistic masterpieces were mainly oval or rectangular in shape, equipped with handles and depending on the fashions were decorated according to the fantasies of the moment.
In the first half of the eighteenth century as well as in the neoclassical period they were distinguished by a simple and linear design, with a perforated or full band and still a railing much used in Venice in the eighteenth century. For technical reasons, and in particular in Venice, it was preferred to fix the edge and the handles with rivets (nails with double heads) instead of welding them, thus avoiding excessive heat from deforming the bottom of the tray. For the same reason, the bottom of the railing trays was fixed by pressure inside the band.
We must not forget that the forms and styles used, in addition to being the expression of a particular creative moment, were affected by political and economic situations. An example is given by the English production, which during the Napoleonic period opposed with its own line the rampant French production in Europe. During the Baroque period, ostentation was pushed to excess, so much so that the execution of some pieces required very long times and the overcoming of considerable technical difficulties. Like all silverware of the past, even the tray could be distinguished by a coat of arms, a noble symbol, a dedication, to underline its belonging. Furthermore, since it is a precious commodity, it often had its registration number engraved in the inventories of the so-called "wardrobe." It is important to highlight that the manual execution of a silver tray is one of the most delicate processes that require greater mastery.
STONES AND STRASS
From naturally transparent to opaque ones. All are selected with extreme care to find the most suitable solution for each request, both in traditional cuts and following customized models and sizes. Everything is followed step by step to make your creation incredible.
Thanks to the numerous possibilities, these sparkling decorations offer you the opportunity to create objects of unquestionable aesthetic value, let's see some of them:
1. The elegance that is created by using stones or strass to decorate the edges of a tray, a teapot or a coffee pot. An aesthetic solution, which also involves several practical advantages because these decorations, fixed on the borders, do not compromise functionality.
2. Setting the stones directly on the object, such as a food container, a teapot or coffee pot, creates a strong aesthetic impact because the setting of the stone recalls a natural design, where the stillness is interrupted by sparkling movements.
3. Making geometrically shaped structures with stones represents a perfect combination of strong ecstatic impact. In addition to giving light and lightness to the object, it can be transformed into an absolutely artistic and captivating decoration.
4. By combining the uniformity of the strass with our creations, you can get perfect elements to decorate your rooms and anyone who thinks these decorations are out of date is out of the way! In fact, creating unique and trendy objects means following an idea, having a concept and a great and true knowledge of one's art. All concepts that will never go out of fashion.
Let yourself be inspired by the proposals in our gallery and make room for creativity!
LASER CUT AND PHOTO ENGRAVING
Laser Cutters (laser cutting machines) as well as cutting can also engrave, through the engineering technique it is in fact possible to carry out special processes on glass, wood and other materials. The innovation of this high-precision processing creates refined art objects by creating filigree motifs in wood, metal or plastic.
Virtually any shape can be made with this technology; a single laser beam can penetrate even hard metal. The possibilities are very varied and find application in interiors, in art and architecture.
HOW DOES LASER CUTTING WORK?
Laser cutting, or laser cut, is a computer-assisted technique. A graphic model is created using a CAD program which is sent to the machine that makes the cut. Ornamental motifs, written graphics or images can be created.
The laser cuts the material by means of a point heating that vaporizes or burns the material only in specific points very quickly. The cut edges are clean and precise.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE SUITABLE?
Laser cutting works with many materials, such as sheet metal and often wooden planks. Fine lines can be engraved on the surface or creative motifs such as flowers, a flock of swallows or a light filigree can be created.
The parts decorated with laser cutting are striking for their lightness and the ability to create designs according to your tastes, the result is a truly unique piece.
The photo engraving is used to make printing plates, reproducing a wide variety of graphic elements such as letters, line drawings and photographs.+