An Edward VII boxed set of silver tea spoons and tongs. London 1901, each with chased decoration and shaped handles, the box with label W M Drummond & Co Melbourne
Edward VII. Edward VII (1841 – 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 1901 until his death in 1910. He was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which was renamed the House of Windsor by his son, George V.
chasing. The method of decorating gold and silver objects using a punch and hammer so that the design appears in relief.
Flat or surface chasing is done from the front giving the item definition, but not cutting into the metal.
Chasing is the opposite technique to repousse, but an object that has repousse work, may then have chasing applied to create a finished piece.
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